Jonathan Heppner is a Toronto-based director and producer. Recent directing credits include: Headbangers (2010 Rhubarb Festival), Dirty Girls (2009 Toronto Fringe – “Outstanding Direction” NOW Magazine), Instructions to any future socialist government wishing to abolish Christmas (Assistant Dir., Crow’s/Centaur), The Washing Machine (Associate Director, Next Stage Theatre Festival) The Maids (Knockabout Theatre Co.), Cowboy Mouth […]

Ruth Tait (a.k.a. Rutz) has a trained observer’s eye, used over several years. She locates her practice within both a fine art painterly sphere as well as commercial illustration. She works as a graphic designer and web designer. She also has an alter-ego: Rutz — who ventures into the primordial world of comic books, exploring […]

Neema Bickersteth is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, where she received both a Bachelor and Master of Music. Opera Canada described her as having “amazing control of her vocal palette, producing a warm and sensual colour”. Neema takes pleasure in collaborating with various artists, which has allowed her opportunities including the great […]

Leslie McCue and Lindy Kinoshameg, have been doing workshops and performances for eight years together, even longer on thier own. They’re involved in traditional dance, theatre, design and shadow puppetry. They are both Ojibway and love sharing thier stories and dances in contemporary ways. For Theatre Local: Small Audiences 2012, Tell YOUR Story 2011

Cathy is a multidisciplinary artist known for crawling across Toronto in a public divorce ceremony and building a 10ft wedding cake topped with trampolines for Nuit Blanche 2009. Current projects include Jardin Communautaire opening in Montreal on October 15, 2011. She is also the co-director of hub14 art & performance works ( For Theatre […]

Rae is a freelance technician and technical manager. She enjoys two year round positions as Production Manager for Suburban Beast and Technical Coordinator of the Pia Bouman School for Ballet. Rae is also a pretty big fan of brunch. For Theatre Local: Tell YOUR Story 2011

Novelist, playwright and storyteller Gail Nyoka won the Chalmers Canadian Play Award: Theatre for Young Audiences with her stage play Mella Mella.  Her novel for eight to thirteen-year olds, Mella and the N’Anga: An African Tale, was a finalist for the Governor General’s and several other awards. She has participated in storytelling events and was […]

Hendrik began his theatre education in the Arts Academy in Dresden in 1995 studying stage and costume design. In 1997 he attended Central St Martins College of Arts in London, England, specializing in set design; in 1999 he received his Masters at the Arts Academy in Vienna, Austria. He finished his education with the rare […]