Eileen Sproule

• director / dramaturg

Eileen Sproule is a graduate of the University of Leeds (M.A.) and Concordia University, Montreal (B.F.A. Honours). She has been directing theatre in Western Canada since 1989, when she became the Associate Artistic Director at Regina's Globe Theatre. Edmonton-based since 1990, she has also been very active in Calgary, most recently with the marionette film The Kay Stories, and the Green Fools' Project Whooping Crane. Most of her work has been on new creations, often being brought in by the writer as director/dramaturge, or as co-creator. Dark and edgy, performer-driven, usually with live music, her work has been described as "controlled chaos", and two of the wilder pieces, Geek Love and Pilk's Madhouse, won Sterling awards. 

She has collaborated with Peter Moller since 1999, both with her company generic Theatre (Mistero Buffo, X-Dimensia, The DeadRats Trilogy - all 4 plays of it!) and Calgary-based companies Ghost River Theatre with Venus Rising and The Old Trout Puppet Workshop with Beowulf .

Richard McDowell

• film-maker

Richard is Calgary's One Yellow Rabbit resident composer, sound designer, Mac guru, digital media specialist and all around chip-head. He has created, produced, and performed scores, film and video works for more than 24 OYR pieces including: Liberators, Occupiers and Population, Heavens to Murgatroid, Dream Machine, Featherland, Thunderstruck, Doing Leonard Cohen, Permission and So Low.

 

Sandi Somers

• film-maker

Sandi Somers's work as a filmmaker and video artist has been featured in art galleries across North America and festivals around the world. As director and producer for Road Pictures, she has created, with Nicole Mion, a series of dance videos; The Road Project, Zephyr, Road Burns, and The Yellow Line, including the AMPIA Award winning videos Map Girl, and Extreme To Me. Sandi is also an organizer, facilitator and instructor for Herland's Feminist Film and Video Festival in Calgary. INCamera is a 10 day intensive video production workshop for women where Sandi instructs and facilitates workshops ranging from camera operation to directing.