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Theatre Alberta Staff

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Keri Mitchell (she/her)

Executive Director

Keri is proud to serve as Theatre Alberta’s Executive Director alongside an amazing team of colleagues. She is a graduate of the University of Alberta’s BA Honours Drama program and has also worked with and volunteered at Citadel Theatre, Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, iHuman Youth Society, and Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations. Keri is an alumni of Edify’s Top 40 Under 40 and artEquity’s national facilitator training program.

Kate Kosinski (she/they)

Operations Coordinator

Kate is a graduate of MacEwan University’s Arts and Cultural Management program. Through past work with Found Festival, Fringe Theatre Adventures, and Alberta Avenue Community League, she has developed a love for community-centered art and all those involved.

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Chris Profiri (she/her)

Librarian

Chris is a graduate of the University of Alberta with a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Studies. She returned to Theatre Alberta after many years working in a forensic engineering library. Chris also serves on the board of Alberta Artistic Swimming.

Deborah Lee (she/her)

Indigenous Theatre Collection Manager Librarian

Deborah Lee is a Cree-Metis librarian, with ancestors and family originally from the Lac Ste. Anne / Onoway / St. Albert areas of what is known as Alberta. She obtained her B.A. and MLIS from the University of Alberta. She has previously worked as a librarian at the National Library of Canada / Library and Archives Canada and the University of Saskatchewan. Deborah is now pleased to be the Indigenous Theatre Library Collection Manager at Theatre Alberta. She has also been interested in Indigenous Theatre for many years, since being a Board Member of Big Sky Theatre in Edmonton in the late 90s, but has also connected with many Indigenous theatre people in Ottawa and Saskatoon.

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Andrew Ritchie (he/him)

Program Coordinator

Andrew is artistic director of Thou Art Here Theatre, an ensemble member with Rapid Fire Theatre, and teaches theatre across the city. He has an MFA in Directing/Creation from York University, a BA in Drama from University of Alberta, is a graduate of the Banff/Citadel Professional Theatre Program and the Rozsa Arts Management Program. Previously he was the Sandbox Series Coordinator & Theatre School Director at Globe Theatre (Regina, SK) and a co-founder and festival director of the Common Ground Arts’ Found Festival. Learn more about him and his theatre work at www.andrewritchie.net

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Jesse Del Fierro (they/them)

Outreach & Partnerships Coordinator

Jesse is a non-binary, Filipinx – Canadian theatre creator, performer and facilitator. They have the absolute joy of being Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre & Playwrights Theatre Centre’s 2021-22 MSG Emerging Dramaturg, and recently served with Andrés Moreno as one of The 35//50 Initiative’s Strategic Coordinators in partnership with Theatre Alberta.

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Andrés Moreno (they/them)

Outreach & Partnerships Coordinator

Andrés is a proud Colombian artist and creator who has always loved the tradition of storytelling and finding ways to infuse theatre into those stories. They are a multifaceted artist whose interests include playwriting, acting, directing, creation work, design, and piña coladas. Andrés recently worked with Jesse Del Fierro as one ofThe 35//50 Initiative’s Strategic Coordinators in partnership with Theatre Alberta.

Simone A. Medina Polo (she/her)

Communications & Marketing Coordinator

Simone is a philosopher, psychoanalytic scholar, and interdisciplinary artist currently studying as a Ph.D Candidate at the Global Center for Advanced Studies and holds a diploma in Arts and Cultural Management from MacEwan University. Simone’s work concerns an exploration of philosophy and psychoanalysis as they relate to love as a logically structuring touchstone of both of their thinking orientations. Under the creative moniker pseudo-antigone, Simone produces experimental pop music and clandestine essays on the internet. Check out her website here: pseudo-antigone.com 

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Kasia Tomczak (she/her)

Financial Administrator

Kasia has a degree in Managerial Economics from Polytechnic University of Koszalin, Poland and has received an Accelerated Accounting Certificate from N.A.I.T. She also serves as a board member and scout instructor and loves making a difference in the lives of children through education and the preservation of culture and heritage.

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