Theatre Alberta is pleased to welcome two new staff members to our team!
Clarice Eckford is our new Office & Membership Coordinator, and Jake Tkaczyk is our Artstrek Program Assistant for the summer. Both Clarice and Jake started at the beginning of May – some of you may have already spoken to each on the phone or in the office. We’re pleased to formally welcome them here!
Clarice Eckford, Office & Membership COORDINATOR
Contact Clarice about membership and general Theatre Alberta questions/business.
Clarice Eckford is a professional theatre artist from Edmonton, Alberta. She was last seen on stage in The Colleen Bawn for The Serca Festival. Other stage credits include The Gravitational Pull of Bernice Trimble for Theatre Network; Doubt at the Citadel Theatre; 448 Psychosis as part of the Indy Five Theatre Festival; The Lonesome West with the Atlas Theatre Co-op; Love/Hate/Kill and Poptart at the Edmonton and Winnipeg Fringe Festivals; Kingfisher Days with Covenant Theatre; and, The Love Course with SPIRIT Theatre. Clarice received Sterling nominations for her work in Kingfisher Days, The Love Course and The Lonesome West. She is a graduate of the BFA Acting Program, and she is a co-founder of Pony Productions, an award-winning independent company, known for its anthology plays. Clarice also dabbled in community development and program management work in Fort St. John, British Columbia when she worked with the Fort St. John Women’s Resource Society’s violence prevention initaive, “The Peace Project”. As well, she worked extensively with MLA Deron Bilous during the 2015 general election of Alberta.
Jake Tkaczyk, Artstrek 2015 Program Assistant
Contact Jake about Artstrek 2015
Jake Tkaczyk is currently a student in the BFA Acting program at the University of Alberta. He grew up on a farm near Holden, Alberta where he helped co-found the Beaverhill Players Society. Here, he started a theatre program for kids, where he taught for two years. Last summer Jake attended Canada’s National Voice Intensive and hopes to pursue voice, speech and acting at a Master’s level. He also holds a diploma in Theatre Performance and Creation from Red Deer College and looks forward to performing at Nextfest and the Edmonton Fringe this summer.
Click here to see staff bios (and cute pics!) for all of Theatre Alberta’s team.