ARTISTIC DIRECTOR - Elena Eli Belyea is an Edmonton-born (Amiskwaciwȃskahikan, Treaty 6 territory) queer performer, producer, arts educator, and graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada’s Playwriting program.
Elena’s plays have received numerous awards, including First Place in the 2015 Wildside National Playwriting Competition with Cleave (also included as part of the Playwrights Guild of Canada’s 2018 Surefire List). Elena is also the 2018/2019 recipient of the Tarragon Theatre’s RBC Emerging Playwright Award.
A graduate of the University of Alberta as well as the National Theatre School of Canada (Playwriting), Elena has mentored emerging writers and theatre makers for almost a decade through numerous arts organizations such as the University of Virginia’s Young Writers’ Workshop, The Citadel Theatre’s Foote Theatre School, the University of Alberta’s New Works Festival, to name a few. Find out more at http://elenabelyea.com.
ARTISTIC ASSOCIATE + PRODUCER - Tori Morrison is a theatre creator, designer, stage manager, and production manager originally from Edmonton or Amiskwaciwȃskahikan which is on Treaty 6 territory and is currently based out of Halifax or Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq people. She is the Artistic Associate and Producer of Tiny Bear Jaws. Tori is committed to finding the art and play in all the different aspects of theatre creation, production and administration. She is a graduate of the Production Program at The National Theatre School of Canada (2017), as well as the University of Alberta (BA, Political Science, 2014). Tori has toured work as a designer across Canada, and internationally to France and Australia. Check out her design portfolio at https://torigmorrison.com.