CORE ARTISTS

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ARTISTIC DIRECTOR - Elena Belyea is a 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 artist, designer, stage manager, and production manager from Edmonton, Alberta. She is a co-founder of Edmonton’s Found Festival. She graduated from the Production program at The National Theatre School of Canada this past year, where she studied stage management, technical direction, production management, and lighting/sound/video design in a rigorous conservatory environment. Recently, she was the production manager/stage manager/sound designer and technical director for the premier production of Everyone We Know Will Be There: A House Party in One Act, which toured from Edmonton to Calgary. She is also a graduate of the University of Alberta, where she received her Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Drama and Political Science.

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