Jack Paterson – Artistic Producer
Jack is an award winning director, dramaturge, translator, actor, theatre maker and producer whose work and study has taken across Canada, The United Kingdom and around the world. His work has ranged from contemporary devising, cross-cultural and multi-disciplinary projects to new works, main stage and classical theatre. He has trained at leading international theatrical institutions including Circle in Square (NYC, USA), GITIS The University of Performing Arts (Moscow, RU), SENI Indonesian Institute of the Arts (Bali, INA) and received his MFA from the renown East 15 Acting School (London, UK).
In Vancouver, he is the founder of multi-award-winning Mad Duck Theatre Collective (Coriolanus, Julius Caesar, Vancouver’s first female Prospero in The Tempest and the Vancouver premieres of Shakespeare’s R&J and Titus Andronicus) and BoucheWHACKED! Theater Collective bringing new works in translation to west coast audiences since 2012.
Jack’s practice has taken him across Canada with such companies as The Centaur Theatre, Imago Theatre, and Playwrights’ Workshop Montreal (Quebec), Theatre North West, a frank theatre, Theatre Conspiracy, The Presentation House Theatre (British Columbia) and The Magnetic North Theatre Festival (Ontario/ Alberta), The Shaw Festival and Canadian Stage (Ontario). In the UK, he has served as dramaturg for London’s leading new play development house Theatre503, led creation workshops with British Equity London Office, and is a member of The Young Vic Director’s Network.
Directing credits include Romeo & Juliet (Cardiff Open Air Theatre Festival, UK); the devised projects Wasting Time (Bali, IND) and Odyssey (London, UK); the site specific The Women of Troy (Canadian Stage); F. Garcia Lorca’s The Love of Don Perlimplin in a fusion of Flamenco & Deep Song (The Shaw Festival: Director Project); The Hobbit and The Odyssey (Carousel Theatre); The Pitmen Painters and A Moon for the Misbegotten (United Players); The List (Ruby Slippers Theatre with The Richmond Gateway Theatre); and Walt Whitman’s Secret (a frank theatre).
Shows under his direction have garnered over twenty six theatre award nominations with many wins including “Outstanding Production”. He is a recipient of The Ray Michal Outstanding Body of Work by an Emerging Award, The Cole Foundation Award for Emerging Translators, and The John Moffat & Larry Lillo Award for Outstanding West Coast Artist.
Clare Waqué – Interim Manager
Clare’s faith in Theatre is based on the simple power of stories to transport individuals and create collective change through empathy. Her passion is for social enterprise, and the combination of creative and business practices. She is the former executive director of The Bus Stop Theatre and founder of the not-for-profit Cooperative that now runs the only independent performing arts venue in Halifax (thebusstoptheatre.org). Clare has been living and working by the Bay of Fundy since 2014 (redclayarts.ca). Clare’s favourite tools are a chainsaw and a spreadsheet. If given the choice she’d rather be outside on the deck of a boat than inside a black box. To find out more about her projects and enterprises check out her website: cwaque.com