Staff

Beatriz Pizano

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Beatriz is an accomplished director and playwright. She is also an actor with more than twenty years of experience on stage, film and television. She is the 2009 winner of the prestigious John Hirsch Prize for Direction from the Canada Council for the Arts and the recipient of numerous awards and internships including The Ken McDougall Award for Direction, The Chalmers Fellowship, The Urjo Kareda Award (Tarragon Theatre), and The Metcalf Performing Arts Internship. She has been an Associate Artistic Director for Theatre Revolve and Nightwood Theatre. (more…)

Trevor Schwellnus

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Trevor is a Toronto-based Scenographer – designing sets, lighting, and video for performance with independent artists. He has developed his approach to direction and dramaturgy through Collaborative creation in a designed environment at Aluna, leading the creation of Nohayquiensepa (Nooneknows) and What I learned from a decade of fear.  His design work for Aluna’s La Comunión, Madre, and For Sale launched him on his artistic path. He is currently developing a focus on the integration of artistic disciplines and intercultural practices with a language-based focus.  In 2015 he was shortlisted for Canada’s Siminovich Award. (more…)

Sue Balint

Sue has been working in arts management for the past decade, acting as producer for Modern Times Stage Company for several seasons, and for Theatrefront’s Dora award-winning play cycle, The Mill (Parts 1-4). She has also worked with visual artist/architect Philip Beesley, and most recently served as producer for SummerWorks’ Progress festival and Aluna/Modern Times’ co-production of Blood Wedding (Bodas de Sangre). Sue holds degrees in Theatre and Religion (Queen’s University) and Journalism (King’s College).

Antonio Mata

Nuria Varela

Board

Brian Damude

  • Chair

Paulie McDermid

  • Secretary

Natalie Alvarez

  • Vice Chair

Carla Melo

  • Treasurer