Sarah, a Studio 58 graduate and recent Jessie Award winner, has been working behind the scenes for the last 10 years in music, theatre, film and TV. Recent credits include set designing Glengarry Glen Ross, A Doll’s House, Grease and The Last 5 Years; and stage managing Kosmic Mambo (Wendy Gorling, David Mackay), The After Party Girls saga (Cheyenne Mabberley, Katey Hoffman, Kayvon Kelly), Private Lives (Kevin Bennett), In A Forest Dark and Deep (Tamara McCarthy), Deer Harper (Kayvon Kelly), Lascivious Something (Fay Nass), 3…2…1… (Kayvon Kelly) and a variety of original works presented at the Edmonton and Winnipeg Fringe Festivals, 4Play at Studio 58 and Shift Festival (for which she was also this year’s Production Manager). Her love of music has also carried over into sound design (Grease, Macbeth and her solo show, Live Forever). After being a part of this fantastic show, you can find Sarah working with Carousel Theatre, Hardline Productions, SpeakEasy Theatre and Zee Zee Theatre on their upcoming productions.
Production Team 2015
Production team for our 2014 production. Check out our new production, running Nov. 23rd to Dec. 2nd, 2017 at Canadian Music Centre in BC!
Linzi is excited to work with and learn from this talented cast and production team! With a Bachelor of Performing Arts and Musical Theatre Diploma from Capilano University, Linzi is a multifaceted performing arts addict who takes turns being a production manager, stage manager, performer, and theatre instructor.
Linzi’s first show as a Production Manager is Jesus Christ Superstar with Fighting Chance Productions. She will be continuing to work with them through their 2015-2016 season.
Recent SM/ASM credits include: Jeeves Intervenes, Over the River and Through the Woods (Chemainus Theatre Festival); Dancing on the Edge Festival (Firehall Arts Centre); Holmes & Watson Save the Empire (ACE Productions); Tap Day Celebration (West Coast Tap Dance Collective); The Competition is Fierce (ITSAZOO); Time Machine (MACHiNENOiSY) and Crazy for You (Gateway).
Upcoming this December: The remount of Mrs. Claus’s Kitchen that debuted at Presentation House Theatre 2013 (Famous Artists).
Linzi sings Alto/Tenor with VanDeca Choir, and works with children who have autism.
Wendy was born and raised in New York. She is an ethnomusicologist, music director, composer/arranger, piano accompanist and vocal coach. She holds degrees from McGill and UBC (M.Mus. in ethnomusicology) and an advanced teaching license in Japanese shamisen and koto following many years study of traditional music in Japan. Wendy authored two books: Gambling Music of the Coast Salish Indians (National Museum of Man) and Northern Haida Songs (University of Nebraska Press), has over twenty of her choral arrangements published in the U.S. and Canada and recorded four CD’s of Jewish music.
Selected theatre credits (music director, conductor, composer, arranger) include: ten seasons at Theatre Under The Stars, Company (Skycorner), The Last Five Years (Roaring Lion), Ruthless! — the Musical (Ophidian), The One That Got Away (Electric Company), Little Mercy’s First Murder (Touchstone Theatre), Peer Gynt (Blackbird — Jessie Award, Outstanding Production), and The Thing About Men for Presentation House (co-produced by WRS Productions) and the Arts Club On Tour, The Story of My Life at the Revue Stage, Granville Island (co-produced by WRS Productions), The Girl In The Frame (Intimate Theatre Productions) and Magic to Do: a Stephen Schwartz Songbook. She is a founding director of Gotta Sing! Gotta Dance!, a musical theatre program for talented youth, which just completed its 21st season.
Wendy has received two Jessie Award nominations as well as an Ovation! Award.
Ron Stuart was born in the New York area and educated at McGill University and the University of B.C., where he completed graduate studies in Cultural Anthropology & Sociology. He has taught Anthropology and Sociology at the University of B.C. and at Columbia College for over 40 years. His research interests include the ceremonial activities of the Coast Salish First Nation, and the educational system of contemporary Japan, where he has done field work since 1972. Ron has been involved in international education in both Japan and Canada, and directed the first study-abroad program for Japanese students in Vancouver in 1978. He was on the faculty of the Osaka YMCA College of Languages and Shinshu Tanki Daigaku during periods of residence in Japan between 1974 and 1989.
In addition to his academic work, he has been active in promoting cultural exchange, and served as consultant to Shingakukai Corporation of Nagano for ten years. He has a strong interest in the performing arts, and has produced several CDs and numerous concerts and theatrical events in collaboration with his wife, Wendy B. Stuart. Ron has served on the boards of a number of cultural organizations, and was the co-artistic director of the World Sacred Music Festival from 2000 to 2003. He recently initiated an ethnographic study of youth development in Langa township of Cape Town, South Africa, and produced a documentary on the program founders and their work. The film has been broadcast in South Africa, Botswana, Namibia and Zambia. In December, Ron & Wendy begin a new documentary film project in Cape Town which focuses on the life of an outstanding Xhosa musician and ethnomusicologist.
Christina has been seen working all over the lower mainland and the province. She has designed for Royal City Youth Ballet and Royal City Musical Theatre for 25 years. Her work has been seen at numerous other companies, such as Footlight Theatre Company and 18 shows for Theatre Under the Stars, most recently Legally Blonde and Shrek this past summer. Christina has received numerous awards including four Ovation Awards for Best Costume Design. Best wishes to the cast and crew of Snapshots!
Max Reimer’s experience with musicals includes work on over 300 productions as a director, choreographer, producer or performer at most of the major regional theatres in every province of Canada, including choreographing The Boys from Syracuse, the first festival-stage musical at the Stratford Festival (member for 3 seasons), and co-writing/co-directing Encore! that played a command performance for the Duke and Duchess of York at the Charlottetown Festival (member for 7 seasons).
Max served as both the Artistic Director and General Manager at Huron Country Playhouse, Theatre Aquarius, the Vancouver Playhouse and Manitoba Theatre for Young People (interim). Max’s business awards include a Lt. Governor’s Award for Business Excellence in the Arts, a Hamilton Tourism Award, and he was the first mentor of the Canada Council’s John Hobday Award for business mentorship. Max’s artistic awards for directing include a Calgary Critics Award for Chicago and a Jessie Award for The Drowsy Chaperone that went on to play at the Citadel and National Arts Centre.
Graham is thrilled to be working on Snapshots with old friends and new. Recent favourite design credits include School for Scandal (United Players), Oleanna (Bleeding Heart), Pitmen Painters (United Players), Measure for Measure (Honest Fishmongers), Woman in Black (Yogurt), Jack and the Bean (Presentation House), We are Three Sisters (United Players), Proof (Mnemonic), Cold Comfort (Yogurt), and Justice (Gwaandak Theatre). He won a Jessie Richardson award for his collaborative design work on Jack and the Bean and a CTC Award for lighting Sweeney Todd. Upcoming designs include Butterfingers Angel (TWU) and Private Lives (United Players). www.ockleydesign.com
Pam has been a professional Set Designer for 35 years. Her designs have travelled throughout Canada, the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and Japan. Pam has received several Jessie Richardson Awards for her outstanding work and in 2012 Pam was honoured with a “Career Achievement” Award. Pam continues to guide and inspire young talent, as she is a design instructor at Studio 58.
Since she was dragged, kicking and screaming, to a performance of Charley’s Aunt at the age of 13, Kathleen has enjoyed a lifelong love affair with live theatre. With a diverse 30 year background in communications, marketing, sales and organizational methods, her passion for all things creative led her to become a partner (with her Producer husband, Bill Allman) in the North Shore based production company, Famous Artists Limited, where she works as both an Associate Producer and as a Marketer/Publicist of live theatre and music productions in the Greater Vancouver area.
Kathleen is also the owner of Lasting Impressions Creative Services, a company offering a variety of decorating, gift and lifestyle services.
Kathleen is thrilled to be working with such a wonderful team on this stellar production of Snapshots. Many thanks to Wendy and Ron Stuart of WRS Productions for this amazing opportunity! For more information on Kathleen, please visit www.famousartists.ca and www.lastingimpressionsvancouver.com.
Peter was theatre critic at the Vancouver Sun for 15 years and movie critic for five years before that. He toiled in the fields of journalism for more than 30 years, largely in arts reporting but also covering courts, school boards, late-night police calls and cats up trees. He is grateful to Ron and Wendy for the opportunity to help plant bums in seats and keep musical theatre humming along in Vancouver.
Courtney is excited to be working on Snapshots! Before getting into theatre she was a dancer for twelve years with Tri-City Dance Centre. With her studio she got the chance to dance in Disneyland and on cruise ships. SM experience includes One Plus One (Pipedream). ASM experience includes Annie, My Fair Lady (RCMT), Legally Blonde Remount (TUTS) and Darling (Springboard Productions).
Chris is so happy to exclaim “We’re Back!!!”. Having produced Snapshots last year with The Snapshots Collective, he is thrilled to see the show at Presentation House with WRS Productions. Most recently as a Producer, Chris helped launch Lion Fish Entertainment, with Danny Balkwill and Diana Kaarina. Their inaugural production was the smash hit The Last 5 Years. He has also previously been Associate Producer to two shows with Intimate Theatre, I Love You Because and The Girl In The Frame. He conceived, created, and produced Magic To Do: A Stephen Schwartz Songbook with Wendy Stuart, co-produced by WRS Productions and Intimate Theatre. Chris studied theatre at the University of Victoria, receiving his BFA, and trained in producing with Brian Richmond. Chris is also a performer, having appeared recently as Charlie Brown in You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown with the Globe Theatre in Regina and touring B.C. schools with Axis Theatre’s new musical Hamelin: A New Fable, playing The Pied Piper. As a Sound Designer, Chris has worked with some of Vancouver coolest companies, including Pacific Theatre, Itsazoo, Honest Fishmongers, star star, Yogurt Theatre, and of course, The Snapshots Collective. More info at www.chrisadamsacts.com
Adam is a website creator and graphic designer with 20 years experience in the industry and over 10 years as an independent designer and consultant. He’s also an actor, singer, and voiceover artist – so working with The Snapshots Collective is a natural fit! Find out more about Adam Abrams Design and Consulting, or check out Adam’s personal and acting blog.