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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:

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...

Sammie Hatch
October 26, 2018

Sammie is an emerging sound designer and stage manager based in the Pacific North West. Originally from Oregon, she has worked with theatre companies in Portland, Vancouver, Richmond, and Calgary. Recent Stage Management credits include: Poly Queer Love Ballad at the Vancouver Fringe Festival returning for a remount at the Queer Arts Festival's SUM Gallery in March 2019, A Prayer for Owen Meany (Ensemble Theatre Company) returning for a remount at Pacific Theatre in January 2019, and Wives and Daughters (UBC Theatre). Recent Sound Design credits include: Three Winters (The Cultch), C’mon...

October 19, 2018

Deb Williams is multi award winning actress, producer and writer who’s been hacking away at this art form professionally for 30 years. She recently starred in Vanya, Sonia, Masha and Spike, Dressing for a WeddingBlack Bonspiel of Wully McCrimmonJames and the Giant PeachClybourne Park, Importance of Being Earnest and Becky’s New Car.  As a comedian and storyteller she is regularly on many forms of media. Deb is working on a number of exciting playwright commissions and is the co-creator/producer/host of The Flame, a sold out monthly storytelling event, radio show and TV special...

Larissa Blokhuis
October 18, 2018

Introducing Larissa Blokhuis: Pi’s new Operations Administrator

Larissa completed her BFA with a major in glass at the Alberta College of Art and Design in 2008. The next year, she moved to the coast and began pursuing visual arts opportunities throughout Western Canada.  She has been Assistant Teacher at Red Deer College and Terminal City Glass Co-op, and has exhibited extensively in Alberta and BC. In 2016, she completed her first public art piece, “Love Your Neighbour, Love Your Ocean,” located in Vancouver. In 2017, she joined the board of Curiosity Collider as Exhibitions Director, and is...





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