Graduates from the Department of Theatre are successful theatre artists practicing across Canada and the world as directors, actors, playwrights, set and costume designers, technical directors, production managers, scenic carpenters, artistic directors and more. Click and read profiles about some of our best and brightest!

Erin Karpluk


Erin has had a string of roles in successful TV series since graduating, including a recurring part in Glory DaysLife Unexpected and her breakout lead role in Godiva's, for which she received a Gemini nomination for Best Actress in a Dramatic Series. Erin became well known for her lead role in CBC's Being Erica. Read more

BFA Performance (2000)

Geoff Gustafson

Department Head
School Creative's Theatre Conservatory program

Geoff has been working and training as an actor since graduating in 2000. His TV credits include a series regular on Primeval: New World, recurring work on ABC's Once Upon a Time, Direct TV's Rogue, and he has been working as a lead on the ongoing series Signed Sealed Delivered, for which he received a Leo Award nomination. Read more

BFA Applied (2000)

Nathan Medd

Managing Director
Banff Centre

Following graduation, Nathan began his career as the Front of House Manager at Belfry Theatre. He later became the Development and Operations Manger of Intrepid Theatre before moving on to his role as the Managing Producer of the nationally recognized Electric Company Theatre in Vancouver. Following that, Nathan spent five years as the Managing Director of English Theatre for the National Arts Centre. Read more

BFA Self-directed (2001)

Amanda Verhagen

Verhagen Entertainment & TV Production Coordinator

Amanda went from being the Assistant Technical Director at the Phoenix Theatre to a powerhouse breakout film producer in "Hollywood North." She began her career transitioning from theatre lighting to lamp operating on sets and eventually moved into being a Production Coordinator for TV series and features such as Arctic Air, Hector and the Search for Happiness, and The FlashRead more

BFA Production (2011)

Bridget McGuire

Production Designer & Art Director

Bridget is a West Coast-based Production Designer and Art Director for film and television. After graduating, Bridget went on to work on blockbuster film projects such as Little WomenNight at the Museum, and Doctor Who: The Movie. In the world of television, Bridget worked as an Art Director for Stargate SG-1, Production Designer for Stargate Atlantis and Sanctuary, and Art Director for ArrowRead more

BFA Design (1989)


Tyler Klein Longmire

Production Coordinator
Quickdraw Animation Society

Tyler is an animator, designer, and theatre maker based in Calgary, AB. He is the Production Coordinator at Quickdraw Animation Society, an artist-run centre for independent animators, and is a founding member of the experimental performance collective Humble Wonder. Read more

BFA Directing (2010)

Claire Hill


Claire has worked from Halifax to Victoria as a technician, scenic carpenter, administrator, academic and scenographer. As a scenographer (which includes all of the visual, experiential and spatial composition of performances), she incorporates recycled materials, found-space and immersive environments into her practice. Read more

BFA Theatre history (2012)

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