Renée Baillargeon has previously taught as an adjunct professor at Niagara University, NY, Memorial University, NL, University of Windsor and McMaster and has been instructing with STAC since 2009. Educated and trained in Canada and France, Renée has worked across Canada as a bilingual Equity playwright, performer, mime and choreographer from the Victoria Symphony in B.C. to the Grenfell Players of Newfoundland and throughout the U.S.A. She has been the director of Playwrights Niagara since 2012.
Rebecca has a background in professional arts management and programming, municipal cultural service management, and arts consulting. Her career includes positions at the Canadian Stage Company, The Factory Theatre, Janis A. Barlow & Associates and the City of St. Catharines. In the latter, she was responsible for the City’s art collection and public art programming, and she managed the planning study for the development of the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts and the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre.
With several years of teaching experiences at Brock University as a TA, marker-grader, and Instructor, Alisa Cunnington also has experience writing in a variety of genres. She has published in several art exhibition catalogues for the Grimsby Public Art Gallery, has written technical and educational documents, and tries her skills at creative writing and poetry.
Marlie Centawer has taught with the Centre for Studies in Arts and Culture and Department of Visual Arts at Brock University since 2010. She has also worked with the Centre for Pedagogical Innovation (CPI) as an Instructional Skills Workshop Facilitator since 2009.
Marlie is also an assistant and archivist to the British artist and Indica Gallery co-founder John Dunbar. Her research interests include popular music and youth culture, counterculture, photography, art history, visual culture, cinema, psychogeography, rock and roll.
Marlie has taught the courses STAC 1F98: Language for the Arts, STAC 1P99: The Culture of Noise, STAC 3P99: Interpretive and Critical Writing in the Arts, and STAC 3P01: Media Transformations in the Creative Arts.
Barbara Worthy is a writer/director/ producer/performer.
For two decades she was a drama and documentary producer for CBC Radio.
She has also enjoyed a 20-year association with the Shaw Festival, including acting, writing and producing. She teaches at both Brock University and Niagara College, and is a creative producer and content provider for many local arts organizations in the Niagara region. Most recently, she was the writer/director of the Niagara 150 Commemorative touring productions; Yellow Door Theatre’s Wind in the Willows; The Saugeen Ojibway History Play; and a nine-part video documentary series on the History of Niagara for the Niagara Historical Museum.
Julien Defraeye (Ecocriticism and ecopoetics, Québec and Franco-Ontarian literatures)
Sharilyn J. Ingram (arts management and cultural policy)
Shirley Madill (Curator of Comtemporary Art)
Linda Steer (History of Western Art, Baroque Art History, The Modern City, Banned Books)
Donna Szoke (Web-based Interactive Media, 3D Modeling and Animation, Video and Media Transformations in the Arts)
Marcie Bronson (Curator, Rodman Hall)
Virginia Reh (Stage director, actor, dramaturg, lyric theatre)
Peter Landy (Music Theory, Composition)