Ryan Beil – Actor
Ryan Beil is a comedian, actor and writer based in Vancouver, BC. He holds a BFA in acting from the University of British Columbia and has become a fixture on local stages. He has won two Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards. Selected Theatre Credits: Angels In America, Parts 1&2 – Arts Club. Twelfth NIght / Comedy of Errors – Bard On The Beach Billy Bishop Goes To War – Arts Club/Belfry. Ryan is also involved in the world of Film and Television, with two Leo Awards to his name. Selected Film/TV Credits: iZombie – The CW Mech X4 –Disney The X-Files – FOX Trial & Error – ABC You, Me, Her – eOne, Are You Afraid of the Dark, Nickelodeon, Turner & Hooch, Disney. You can also catch Ryan every Sunday at the Fox Cabaret in Vancouver, performing with The Sunday Service: The Legendary improv comedy troupe he co-founded.
Eric Chad – Media Integration Designer
Eric Chad is an interactive projection artist and show control/integration specialist based in Vancouver, B.C. Eric’s work blends interactive elements, generative design, and live tracking into his love for natural forms. Eric is one of the founding members, and the current Technical Director of Lobe Studio in Vancouver BC, the first permanent 4DSound venue in North America. Eric’s recent credits include works with Crystal Pite (Animation), Plastic Orchid Factory (Entre Chien et Loup), Action at a Distance (Graveyards and Gardens), Out Innerspace Dance Theatre (Bygones, Major Motion Picture), Shay Kubler Radical System Art (Epilogos, Feasting on Famine, Telemetry), Kidd Pivot (Revisor, Betroffenheit)), Chuthis. Group ( -in3s- , Smile Masking, Face Her), Joe Ink (4our and Dance:Craft). Eric was also a primary designer on Sanctuary: The Dakota Bear Ancient Forest Experience, and The Canadian Pavilion at the Dubai Expo. Eric received his Master of Fine Arts from the University of British Columbia, and a Bachelor of Science from McGill University.
Jack Chipman – Media Integration
Jack Chipman is a Vancouver based projection/lighting designer and technologist. His work integrates digital elements into physical spaces through the use of cameras, digital props, and image filtering. Jack’s past credits include Romeo and Juliet (Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Precursor Lab), Dance Craft (Joe Ink), and Ghost Forest (Simon Fraser University). (photo credit: selfie)
Ruby Henderson – Performer
Ruby is an up and coming, vancouver based dance artist who has enjoyed a background of training in a multitude of styles. With a shared passion for music, her experience in the performing arts is diverse. Ruby is currently a second year Contemporary Arts student at Simon Fraser University where her training is focused largely in ballet, contemporary and modern styles of dance. (photo credit: Katie Schauerte)
Jan Hodgson – Stage Management Team
Jan is a Vancouver based Theatre and Dance Stage Manager. Her previous shows for Electric Company Theatre include Betroffenheit (Kidd Pivot), Reframed, Tear The Curtain!, Studies in Motion: The Hauntings of Eadweard Muybridge, You Are Very Star, Palace Grand, No Exit and The Valet, The One That Got Away, Brilliant! The Blinding Enlightenment of Nikola Tesla, Everyone, Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands. (photo creidt: Cody Clyburn)
Camellia Koo – Set Designer
Camellia is a Toronto based set and costume designer for theatre, opera, dance and site-specific performance installations. Recent designs for theatre include collaborations with Cahoots Theatre Projects, Factory Theatre, The National Arts Centre, Soulpepper Theatre, The Shaw Festival, The Stratford Festival, Tarragon Theatre and Why Not Theatre. Recent designs for opera and ballet include collaborations with Against the Grain, Banff Centre, Boston Lyric Opera, Canadian Opera Company, Edmonton Opera, Helikon Opera (Moscow), Minnesota Opera, Pacific Opera Victoria, Santa Fe Opera, and Tapestry New Opera. She is a graduate of Ryerson Theatre School and Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design (U.K.). Camellia has received six Dora Mavor Moor Awards (Toronto), a Sterling Award (Edmonton), a Chalmers Award Grant, 2006 Siminovitch Protégé Prize, and the 2016 Virginia and Myrtle Cooper Award for Costume Design. ckoodesign.com (photo credit: David Cooper)
Justin Francis Lee – Script & Production Assistant
Justin is a playwright, filmmaker, and sailor interested in the collaboration between entertainment mediums to make moving stories. He is an associate producer / artist at Electric Company Theatre where he is working on his next script Chinatown Mystery under the guidance of (core artist) Kevin Kerr. Recent Credits: ECT’s Undeveloped Sound workshop (script assistant), Belfry Theatre’s Serving Elizabeth(videographer), Theatre SKAM’s Fall Pop-Up Shows (director), SKAMpede’s The Open Gate (writer), and the audio drama A Way Out (Showrunner). For film: directing, producing or in the camera department: Mongrels, Bunk Beds, The Observatory, Night Market Neighbours (CBC), Smile for Me, The Man on the Bus. (photo Credit: Patrick Coble)
Natalie LeFebvre Gnam – Movement Director
Natalie (she/elle) is a dance artist, producer, teacher, curator, performance maker and mother of a preschooler and teenager, originally from Lheidli T’enneh, now gratefully living and creating on unceded xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and səlil̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Territory, also known as Vancouver. She is the Managing Producer at Electric Company and Artistic Producer of plastic orchid factory. (Photo credit: selfie)
Owen Marmorek – Technical Director
Owen Marmorek is a technical director, sound & lighting technician, and designer for live entertainment from Vancouver, BC. Some of his recent projects include The Living Room (daytime Stage Manager, Shambhala Music Festival 2022), Oil (Scenic Carpenter, UBC Theatre 2022), Machinal (Scenic Carpenter, UBC Theatre 2021), and Bonjour La Bonjour (Assistant Technical Director, UBC Theatre 2021). Owen received his MFA in Technical Direction and Structural Design for the Stage from UBC in 2022 with the thesis project “House of performance: an indoor-outdoor venue for amplified live music”, a design concept based on the community values of the Grateful Dead, Raves, and Burning Man. He is a member of IATSE Local 118 (Vancouver Stagehands). In his spare time, Owen enjoys DJing and collecting records. He is autistic and supports neurodiversity and inclusion efforts everywhere. http://owenmarmorek.com (photo credit: Lee Robin Schmidt)
LOSCIL – Scott Morgan – Composer & Sound Designer
LOSCIL is the electronic music project of Vancouver-based composer and multimedia artist Scott Morgan. For over 20 years, Morgan has released dozens of recordings under the LOSCIL moniker including his latest – Clara – for the US label, kranky. As LOSCIL, he has also produced numerous special projects, remixes and collaborations with other musicians including Ryuichi Sakamoto, Murcof/Vanessa Wagner, Sarah Neufeld, Daniel Bejar and Rachel Grimes. Morgan has composed for film and TV and licensed music to bold documentaries, including The Corporation, Scared Sacred, Damnation, Enlighten Us and The Marshall Projects’s award winning series We Are Witnesses. LOSCIL has contributed bespoke music and video for contemporary dance working with choreographers Damien Jalet from Belgium and Vanessa Goodman from Vancouver. He has created music for interactive multimedia projects such as Hundreds, Osmos, Lifelike and his own generative music application ADRIFT. As a touring entity, Morgan has brought his live audio-visual performances to festivals worldwide including Mutek, Le Guess Who, LEV, Gamma Fest, Today’s Art, Open Frame and Big Ears. (photo credit: Krista Marshall)
Rachel Macadam – Design Intern
Rachel [she/her] completed her BFA in theatre, focusing on set and costume design at the University of Victoria. Most recently she was the costume designer of Blackhorse (Caravan Farm Theatre). Other credits include It’ll Come to Me (Theatre SKAM) and one of the casts for the Phoenix Theatre’s live-streamed production Problem Child. During her time at the Phoenix, Rachel worked with the student company SATCo to set design for Death by Horoscope as well as costumes and puppets for Are We All Dead? (photo credit: Zev Tiefenbach)
Andrew McNee – Actor
Born and raised in Vancouver, Andrew McNee has been working in theatre, film and television for the past 20 years. Theatre has taken him across Canada, to Europe and the UK. Some recent theatre credits include Buffoon, Noises Off, Taming of the Shrew, Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Twelfth Night, Boeing Boeing, One Man Two Guvnors, Misery, and Mustard. Select film and television credits include being murdered and blown up in all sorts of locally filmed shows and movies. Your kids may have heard him as some pony, robot, or Alien in one of their cartoons. Andrew is a graduate of Studio 58. (photo credit: Karen McNee)
Jessica Oostergo – Costume Designer & Props
Jessica is an artist who explores Set and Costume Design for theatre and UX/UI for the digital world. Recent design credits include Anne of Green Gables (Gateway), Almost a Full Moon (Citadel), Benevolence (Ruby Slippers), To Perfection (Shameless Hussy), Derwent is Different (Green Thumb), Morag You’re a Long Time Deid (Touchstone/Frank Theatre), Bunny (Search Party), and Clean (Neworld). Jessica is a three-time Jessie Richardson Award winner for significant artistic achievement in design, with a total of seven nominations. She is a member of ADC 659 and a graduate of Studio 58 where she now teaches Set Design and Design Foundations.
Carlie Ritchie – Production Manager
Carla has worked in theatre for over twenty years and has been lucky to have done shows from Victoria to Halifax! She has worked as a production and stage manager, technical director, and designer and has dedicated her career to new Canadian work. For the past three years, she has led the events team at Toronto Artscape Inc and supported Artscape’s big creative entrepreneurship centre Artscape Daniels Launchpad, before joining Electric Company as the Managing Director in April 2022. Carla has worked with some of the heaviest hitters in Canadian Theatre and is ready to bring her breadth of expertise to Electric Company Theatre. Her favourite companies include; Red Sky Performance, Bound to Create, The Globe Theatre, Tarragon Theatre, One Yellow Rabbit, Debajehmujig-Storytellers, The National Arts Centre, Native Earth Performing Arts and Canadian Stage. (photo credit: selfie)
Amy Rutherford – Actor
Amy is a graduate of The National Theatre School of Canada and Birmingham Conservatory. She is an award-winning performer and playwright who has worked with many of the country’s leading artists. Recent theatre credits include: Public Enemy (Canadian Stage) The Amaryllis (Firehall, The Search Party) All The Little Animals I Have Eaten (Nightwood Theatre) Revisor (Kidd Pivot) and Infinity (The Cultch, Volcano Theatre) Amy was awarded a Toronto Theatre Critics Award for her role as Blanche Dubois in Soulpepper’s production of A Streetcar Named Desire.
Laara Sadiq – Actor
Laara Sadiq is an award-winning actor/writer/director, working extensively in Theatre, Film, TV and Voice-over. She holds a BFA from the University of British Columbia, on unceded Musqueam Territory. Laara has appeared on stages across the country, notably: The Electric Company (No Exit), The Arts Club, Bard on the Beach, Touchstone Theatre, Neworld Theatre, Caravan Farm Theatre, The Vancouver Playhouse, Theatre Calgary, National Arts Centre, Canadian Stage Company, Tarragon Theatre, Nightwood Theatre. Recent Film/TV highlights: The Hardy Boys, Chesapeake Shores, Virgin River, Maid, Yellowjackets, Arrow, Family Law, Heartland, 12 Hours, Send the Rain. Voice-over: Cartoons, radio, audiobooks, immersive sound walks and animated features. Upcoming: HAGMOUTH (in development), The Lost Words: A Spell Book (Elektra Women’s Choir). In addition to her work as an artist, Laara is a Mama, urban farmer, beekeeper, and curator of Lovebowl, a long-table community dinner series. (photo credit: Four Eyes Photography)
Sophie Tang – Lighting Designer
Sophie Tang is a lighting and set designer working in Theatre, Opera and Dance. She is a Jessie Award Winner and Nominee, as well as an Ovation Award Nominee. She has worked with companies include Stratford Festival, Push Festival, Artsclub Theatre, City Opera, Theatre Replacement, Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre, Belfry Theatre, Neworld Theatre and so on. Recent credits: Being here (Lighting)-Belfry Theatre, TomorrowLove (Lighting and Projection)- Studio 58, East Van Panto: Panto Come Home! (Lighting)- Theatre Replacement, The Human Voice (Lighting)- City Opera, 12 Dates of Christmas (Lighting)- Artsclub Theatre, Little Volcano (Lighting)- Veda Hille X Theatre Replacement. sophieyufeitang.com. (photo credit: Adam Blasberg)
Anastasiia Vorobiova – Design Intern*
New media artist originating from Ukraine, Vorobiova graduated in Design from Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design. She is a programmer of VR worlds and avatars, promoter of virtual reality media in the performing arts community (theatre, dance, and music). She has worked with companies including Zygmunt Hübner Powszechny Theatre, Zbigniew Raszewski Theatre Institute, Helena Modrzejewska National Stary Theater, Maxim Gorki Theater, and Theater Freiburg. Anastasiia’s research-based artistic practice combines performance and new technologies with a focus on the relationship between human consciousness and the virtual body. (photo credit: self-representation from virtual avatar) *Anastasiia’s internship were made possible through the Associated Designers of Canada Assistant Designer Program funded by the Government of Canada.
Yvonne Yip – Stage Management Team
Yvonne was born in colonial Hong Kong and immigrated to Canada with her family. Yvonne received her training from University of Victoria and is a Stage Manager based on the traditional and unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations, and also an Artistic Associate of Neworld Theatre. Favourite credits include Neworld Theatre’s King Arthur’s Night; ItsaZoo’s Competition Is Fierce; Boca del Lupo’s Fall Away Home; Electric Company Theatre’s Palace Grand, Caravan Farm Theatre’s Mother Courage and Her Children; Gateway Theatre’s King of the Yees; and touring with Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia through Canada, USA, Bahrain and South Korea. (photo credit: Pink Monkey Studios)
Jonathon Young – Playwright & Director
Jonathon is a Core Artist and Co-founder of Electric Company Theatre. With his fellow artists at ECT he has collaborated on many productions since the mid-90’s, including: Tear the Curtain!, No Exit, and Palace Grand. As an actor Jonathon has performed on stages across Canada. Recent productions include King Lear and Queen Goneril (Soulpepper Theatre), Knives in Hens (Coalmine Theatre), The Full Light of Day (ECT and Luminato Festival), Infinity (Volcano Theatre). In recent years Jonathon has been collaborating regularly with choreographer Crystal Pite. Together they have created 3 dance/theatre projects that have toured internationally: Betroffenheit, The Statement and Revisor. Jonathon is a graduate of Studio 58.
Marcus Youssef – Dramaturgical Support
Marcus is a playwright, actor, director and (occasionally!) a dramaturg. His fifteen or so plays have been produced in half a dozen languages in twenty countries across North America, Europe and Asia, from Seattle to New York, Reykjavik, London, Venice, Frankfurt, Vienna, Hong Kong and Berlin. Marcus is the recipient of the Siminovitch Prize for Theatre, Berlin’s Ikarus Prize, the Vancouver Mayor’s Arts Award, the Canada Council Staunch-Lynton Award, a Seattle Times Footlight Award and the Rio Tinto Alcan Performing Arts Award, among others. Marcus is currently International Artistic Associate at Farnham Maltings in the UK, Playwright in Residence at Tarragon Theatre and Artistic Associate at Neworld Theatre, which he led from 2005-19, and where he co-founded PL 1422 with Jonathon and drama-nerd pals. @marcusyoussef, website.