Josephine has been an Equity Stage Manager for over 15 years and loves being able to work with so many different people on such a variety of shows including some favourites: SM for Ring of Fire, Jack of Diamonds (Theatre Aquarius), Dear John Deere (Blyth & Lighthouse Festival Theatres), Rum Runners, (Lighthouse), Leading Ladies (Sudbury Theatre Centre), Future Folks (Sulong Theatre Collective/Theatre Passe Muraille); ASM for Cabaret, Full Monty, Pitmen Painters, Seussical (Theatre Aquarius) and Race Day (Lighthouse)
Kevin Hobbs is an actor, writer, director, educator and arts-based researcher. He received his MA in Social Justice and Equity at Brock University. His thesis on Playbuilding won the 2020 ARTS Graduate Research Award from the Canadian Society for the Study of Education. He is presently pursuing his PhD in curriculum studies at Western University, exploring how two performance pedagogies – Playbuilding and Simulated Participant Roleplay – can work together in a medical education curriculum. He is president of Mirror Theatre, a research-based theatre company. Fun stuff: he is an avid gardener, reader and hasn’t missed the opening of a James Bond movie in over 25 years.
James McCoy (he/him) is a queer theatre artist and educator working in the Hamilton/Niagara area. A graduate of Brock University and the National Theatre School, James specializes in all areas of theatrical tech and design. He has taught and mentored students at Brock University since 2017 and currently works with Suitcase in Point Theatre Company as their Production and Technical Coordinator. His recent work has included video editing and post production on several online theatrical performances. James has recently been diving into the relationship between performance and games through tabletop RPGs. James has the pleasure of teaching the lighting and projection portions of DART 2P40 – Stagecraft.
Mike is an educator, researcher, and performer based in Niagara. Mike holds a Masters of Education from the University of Toronto (OISE), and has taught drama/arts-education in learning environments with young people from ages 4-17. Mike is an artist-educator with Carousel Players, a theatre for young audiences’ company in St. Catharines, working as the program coordinator for their Summer Theatre School, as well as developing afterschool programs. Mike is a member of Mirror Theatre, a non-profit social issues theatre company that employs devised and forum theatre to address social issues in educational contexts. This year, Mike is teaching 1P95: Creative Play for Education.
Michael Reinhart is a theatre/performance creator, performance scholar and theatre instructor. His work (both creative and academic) is based in exploring interdisciplinary art-making and collective-driven devised theatre creation. Much of this exploration and research has occurred through his work with [elephants] collective and boundary conditions / performance assembly. Michael has served as a course instructor at Brock University, the University of Toronto and the Randolph College for the Performing Arts. He is currently completing his PhD which explores devised theatre practices through systems theory.
Dr. Andrew tye
Andrew is an educator, arts facilitator, and public speaking instructor. Originally from Toronto, Andrew holds a doctoral degree from the University of Toronto (OISE), his thesis focused on crafting public persona in educational leadership. He is an arts professional trained in classical theatre, children’s performance, and voice with a career as an actor, director, and owner of theatre companies in both Ontario and Alberta. Also, Andrew was a schoolteacher, arts consultant and school principal. In addition to published work on teaching and learning and the arts in education, Andrew has conducted research with members of Brock’s Social Justice Research Institute. This year, Andrew teaches DART courses 1P95 Creative Play for Education and 2P21 Drama in Education II at Brock.
Other Instructors at Dramatic Arts
Lisa Marie DiLiberto