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Stray:  Tim Carlson
May 25, 2019

Introducing Tim Carlson:  co-creator and performer for Stray

Tim Carlson is a playwright, journalist and the artistic producer of Theatre Conspiracy. He led the creation of Foreign Radical, which won the 2015 Jessie Award Critics Choice Innovation prize in Vancouver and a 2017 Edinburgh Fringe First Award. The show toured the UK in 2018 and a French translation is in process for Ottawa and Montreal dates in 2020. The script was recently published in Canadian Theatre Review. He is currently creating a new show, Isolation Suite, and collaborating with David Mesiha on Same Difference.


Stray: Tanya Marquardt
May 21, 2019

Introducing Tanya Marquardt:  co-creator and performer for Stray

Tanya Marquardt is a memorist, writer and performer who lives and works in Lenapehoking (Brooklyn, NY) and on unceeded xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Səl̓ílwətaʔ, and Skwxwú7mesh Nations (Vancouver, BC). Her memoir Stray: Memoir of a Runaway was published by Little A in September 2018, and was named a Best Queer History and Bio Pic of 2018 by LGBTQ Magazine The Advocate. Tanya performed a meta-memoir punk version of Stray (co-created with Tim Carlson and Mallory Catlett) at NYC’s The Tank, and at SummerWorks before bringing the show to Pi...

Veronique West
April 22, 2019

Introducing Veronique West: Pi's Close Encounters post-show discussion moderator for 4 1/2 (ig)noble truths on April 27!

Veronique is a theatre creator, dramaturg and educator of Polish descent, based on unceded Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh territories. Her work, informed by her lived experience of mental health issues/Madness, often questions dominant mental health paradigms and explores alternative frameworks for understanding our inner worlds. Veronique is currently an Associate at Playwrights Theatre Centre, the Resident Emerging Artist at Boca del Lupo, the LEAP Assistant at the...

Thomas McKechnie
April 3, 2019

Introducing Thomas McKechnie: Playwright & Performer for 4 1/2 (ig)noble truths

Thomas McKechnie is a Toronto-based playwright, creator and activist. He was a member of the 2013-2015 Soulpepper Academy as a playwright. Writing credits include, theatre: The Thirst of Hearts (Soulpepper), Valkyrie (Rarely Pure Theatre, Toronto Fringe), …and the aeroplanes fall into the sea. Collective: A Wake for Lost Time, there/GONE, A Kitchen Sink Drama ([elephants] collective), Tell Me What It's Called (Tell Me What It's Called Collective), A Good Man is Hard to Find (Soulpepper Academy). He also plays...

Carmen Alatorre
November 13, 2018

Originally from Mexico City, Carmen earned her MFA degree in Theatre Design at UBC and has worked as a theatre designer in Vancouver since 2006. Some of her recent design credits include: Stickboy (Vancouver Opera); Peter and the star catcher, Top dog/Under dog and Mustard (Arts Club Theatre Co.); Pericles, The Winter’s Tale and As you like it (Bard on the Beach); Carmen is the recipient of three Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards. For more information visit:

Carmen Alatorre is the costume designer for Hir by Taylor Mac! Here is a sneak peak of her design:

Arnold - Costume Design













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Stella Jesselle Garciano
November 5, 2018

Stella Jesselle Garciano is the Props Master on our production of Hir! Here are a few words from her about her career working in props:

I just recently graduated from Capilano University's Technical Theatre program. During my last summer, I worked on a Christmas feature and a few short films with my friends. This is my first time managing the props department on my own and I'm excited to help put together the world that is in Hir.

The reason why I work in props and set dec is because I love the physical components that put the audience into the world of the story. It's always the small little...






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