Reframed: Creative & Production Team

Conceived and created by the Core Artists of Electric Company Theatre:

 

 

 

 

(Pictured: Carmen Aguirre, Jonathon Young, Kim Collier and Kevin Kerr)

Carmen Aguirre – Director

Kim Collier – Stage and Video Director

Jonathon Young – Video Director

Creative and Production Team:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Pictured) – First row: Justine A. Chambers, Joelysa Pankanea, Carmen Alatorre, Brian Johnson, Aram Cohen – Second row: Jimmy JinPyo Hong, Jan Hodgson, Yvonne Yip, Mark Eugster, Allison Beda – Third row: Paniz Nooran

Justine A. Chambers – Choreographer

Justine A. Chambers is a dance artist living and working on the unceded territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, Musqueam and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. Her movement based practice considers how choreography can be empathic practice rooted in collaboration creation, close observation and bodies as the site of a cumulative embodied archive. Privileging what is felt over what is seen, she works with the dances that are already there – the social choreographies present in the everyday. Recent choreographic projects have been presented at Contemporary Art Gallery (2020), Sophiensaele (Berlin, 2019), Nanaimo Art Gallery (2019), Artspeak (Vancouver, 2019), Hong Kong Arts Festival (2019), Art Museum at University of Toronto (2018), Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery at Haverford College (Philadelphia, 2018), Vancouver Art Gallery and Burrard Arts Foundation (2018). Agora de la Danse (Montreal, 2017), Festival of New Dance (2017), Mile Zero Dance Society (2017), Canada Dance Festival (2016), Dancing on the Edge (2015), Dance in Vancouver (2013, 2015, 2019) and The Western Front (2013). Chambers is Max Tyler-Hite’s mother.

Joelysa Pankanea – Composer 

JOELYSA PANKANEA | COMPOSER, MUSICAL DIRECTOR – Joelysa Pankanea is a multi-award-winning composer, musical director, percussionist, and sound designer. Her music has been critically acclaimed and embraced by audiences in Canada for over 20 years. To date, she has composed over a dozen new large scale musicals, musical directed casts of up to 150 people, and composed for film, choirs, chamber orchestras, and more. Her prolific body of work, whether for the stage, screen or the concert hall, has given her one of the most unique and compelling musical voices in Canada. Joelysa’s current projects include Buffoon at the Arts Club Theatre and a remount of her choral piece, The 1st Stage, to be performed by 12 voices of Musica Intima. Joelysa is thrilled to be composing for this production of REFRAMED, an important and relevant show at this particular time in our history. For more information or to hear Joelysa’s music, please visit www.joelysa.com or @joelysacomposer

Carmen Alatorre – Costume Designer

Carmen Alatorre, Originally from Mexico, is a Latinx artist with an MFA degree in Theatre Design from UBC, where she has also taught as an adjunct professor. Grateful to live and work in the unceded traditional territories  of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations (Vancouver) since 2006. Some of her recent design credits were seen in companies such as: Arts Club Theatre Company, Bard on the Beach, Globe Theatre Regina, Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, Citadel Theatre and Electric Company. Carmen is the recipient of three Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards and is very excited to be back collaborating with the Electrics after designing costumes for their latest magical production of Anywhere but here, by Carmen Aguirre. More info: carmenalatorre.com

Brian Johnson – Director of Photography 

Brian Johnson is an interdisciplinary artist whose work ranges from traditional filmmaking, visual art, theatre and performance. He is an avid and enthusiastic collaborator as well as an independent artist creating works that tend to operate within the continuum of cinema. Brian has been winning awards for his cinematography for over 15 years with credits including The Killing for Netflix and AMC and You Me Her for DirectTV and E-one. His own films and broadcast based work have been equally fêted with awards and inclusion in festivals such as the Toronto International Film Festival, Clermont-Ferrand’s ISFF and more recently the San Francisco Dance Film Festival where Inheritor Recordings was awarded best cinematography and runner-up for best short. He is currently developing feature film projects with Vancouver’s Screen Siren Pictures and Toronto based novelist David Eddy. His gallery based work has been shown across the country – most recently exhibited at the Penticton City Art Gallery and F-O-R-M Festival in Vancouver. He is also a frequent collaborator with Electric Company Theatre, the Hard Rubber Orchestra and Company 605.

Aram Cohen – Editor

Aram Coen is a freelance filmmaker of German and Mexican descent. After attending the New York Film Academy in 1996 he started working as a film & video editor and director on television shows, commercials and documentaries. In 2007, he arrived in Vancouver working as a Video Director for EA SPORTS FIFA at Electronic Arts. In 2014 he left the corporate world, completed a course on ‘Design Thinking’ at ‘THNK – School of Creative Leadership’, and returned to short & feature films and documentaries. Creating video projections for dance and stage performances has been a side project that has now spanned over two decades.

Jimmy JinPyo Hong – Emerging Creative Associate 

Born and raised in South Korea, Jimmy JinPyo Hong came to Canada at the age of 16, then went on to study at the Canadian College of Performing Arts (CCPA) in Victoria and recently graduated from Studio 58, just before the global pandemic. Jimmy feels utterly lucky and grateful to be part of this project. Jimmy would like to send his biggest thanks to Carmen and the rest of the Electric Company Theatre team for this opportunity. Past theatre credits include: Anon(ymous), Antony and Cleopatra, Chicken Wings & Jell-O Shots, Cabaret, Mortified, I Know What I Saw. (Studio 58), Zorba The Musical, Twelfth Night, Lend Me A Tenor (Company C), How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, The Grapes of Wrath, Footloose (CCPA), That Maple Feeling: Here Comes Cana Boo Boo (Atomic Vaudeville & CCPA), Grease (Powerhouse Theatre). Jimmy both wrote and acted in Chicken Wings & Jell-O Shots. Jimmy has also completed his two years of mandatory military service in the Korean Air Force.

Jan Hodgson – Stage Manager

Jan joined the Electric Company in 2001 for the production of Dona Flor and her two husbands and has overseen many site specific projects in warehouse, swimming pools.

Previous shows with Electric Company Theatre

  •     Tear the Curtain
  •     Studies in Motion
  •     Palace Grand
  •     No Exit,
  •     Brilliant!
  •     The One That Got away
  •     The Fall
  •     You are Very Star

Jan is a Theatre and Dance Stage Manager who has an extensive career of collaborating with unique, visionary artists, overseeing site specific projects in warehouses, swimming pools and 80 acre farms, specializing in National and International Touring of large scale technical projects and managing small, original indie productions.

She has been a seasonal summer Stage Manager for Caravan Farm Theatre and the resident Stage Manager for the innovative Electric Company Theatre for the past twenty years; was a resident stage manager of the Vancouver Playhouse for seventeen years.  She has toured the Olivier Award winning production of Kidd Pivot/ Electric Company’s Betroffenheit, Canadian Stage’s production of The Overcoat, the Arts Club/Canadian Stage production of Helen Lawrence internationally, as well as many smaller, independent dance and theatre productions. The companies she has worked with include Theatre Calgary. Kokoro Dance, National Arts Centre, American Conservatory Theatre, New Music Society, Modern Baroque Opera, Karen Jamieson Dance, Citadel Theatre, Centro Flamenco, Hard Rubber Orchestra, Mascall Dance, Theatre Replacement, Rumble Theatre, Savage Society, Western Canada Theatre, Belfry Theatre, Mump and Smoot, Catalyst Theatre, Judith Marcuse, Wild Excursions Dance, Moving Theatre Company, The Cultch, The Firehall Theatre, Arts Club Theatre, Kidd Pivot, Caravan Farm Theatre, Vancouver Playhouse and Electric Company Theatre. She was the recipient of the Vancouver Mayor Arts Award for Theatre in 2016.

Yvonne Yip – Assistant Stage Manager 

Yvonne is a Vancouver based stage manager and technician. She was born in colonial Hong Kong, and immigrated to Canada with her family as a child. She received her training at University of Victoria. Favourite credits include Neworld Theatre’s King Arthur’s Night; ItsaZoo Production’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; the 2010 Paralympic Opening Ceremonies; and touring with Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia to the Kingdom of Bahrain and South Korea.

Mark Eugster – Technical Director

Mark Eugster is a graduate of the University of Victoria’s BFA theatre program. Always on the move, he is fascinated by the art of production and is continually working on new projects to develop a diverse perspective of the possibilities of live entertainment. Mark encourages the blending of multiple artistic disciplines by finding new and exciting ways to express himself creativity. His work has taken him from large theatres and arena concerts to site-specific performance spaces, unconventional venues, and everything in-between.

Allison Beda – Camera Operator

Allison Beda’s film and video based artistic practice delves into the personal, examines passion and obsession, often poetically exploring the intersection of cinema, dance and “narrative” (which is sometimes documentary), resulting in bold and unique films.   Ms. Beda’s award winning work has screened internationally at festivals, in theaters, on television, in art galleries, on billboards, in the metro and even at the Olympic games.  Her company A Muse Productions has a penchant for delightfully, deliriously flawed characters, and is particularly fond of telling funny stories about intelligent women, making inspired, though sometimes foolish choices.

Paniz Nooran – Camera Assistant

Paniz Nooran was born in Tehran, Iran on December 20, 1995. At an early age, she has grown a passion for stories she found from reading storybooks and visualizing every scenario she read through. As soon as she learned how to write, she challenged herself and pursued creating her own stories. Paniz obtained a degree in Software Engineering in Tehran, Iran and shortly moved to Vancouver, Canada afterwards, aspiring to create animated movies by implementing her education. But as soon as she began to seek this path, she continued to yearn for a life outside of the office. Romanticizing the spirit of sharing the same adoration with people and the intensity of working towards stories to share with the world, she found herself on a film set. In pursuit of succeeding in the Film Industry, she has now found her voice as a Filmmaker-Camera Assistant.

Conor Quinn

Name is Conor Quinn. 28 years old and from Dublin, Ireland.

I’ve been living in Canada since August 2019. I’ve worked as a 2nd Assistant Camera for 4 years in Dublin, working on shows like TV3’s Red Rock, as well as features such as The Turning (2020), and The Rhythm Section (2020). In my spare time, I enjoy walking and exploring Vancouver. I’m an avid photographer too. I always have my camera with me while on my walks.

Sláinte,

Conor 🇮🇪🇨🇦