Lisa Marie DiLiberto | Artistic Producer
Before joining Theatre Direct, Lisa Marie was the founding Artistic Director of FIXT POINT Arts and Media and co-creator of The Tale of a Town, a site-specific theatre project developed in collaboration with the National Arts Centre. This multi-year initiative has toured to every province and territory in Canada and has inspired FIXT POINT’s animated series for TVO now airing its second season. Ms. DiLiberto is currently completing her graduate studies in Theatre and Performance Studies at York University, and on faculty at Centennial College where she teaches Clown and Acting. Past posts include Playwright-in-Residence at Theatre Passe Muraille, Associate Artistic Director at Jumblies Theatre and Education and Audience Development Coordinator at Canadian Stage. Lisa Marie is a graduate of George Brown Theatre School and École Philippe Gaulier in Paris, France.
Kate Walker | Managing Producer
Kate Walker is a University of Toronto graduate with a double major in Anthropology and Sexual Diversity Studies. Kate has a diverse background in the performing arts, with extensive music and music education experience. A singer/songwriter whose songs have appeared on network television, she also works as a freelance producer. Most recently she worked as the Associate Producer for Theatre Direct’s WeeFestival and Producer of Shakespeare in the Ruff’s Portia’s Julius Caesar. Kate has been the Company Manager of Common Boots Theatre since 2014.
Angelo Pileggi | Production Manager
Lynda Hill | Artistic Director, WeeFestival of Arts and Culture for Early Years
Lynda is a professional theatre director, dramaturge, arts educator and arts leader with a passion for the creation and development of new work, new artists and new audiences.
As Artistic & Executive Director of Theatre Direct from 2001 until early 2019, she led the company’s artistic and organizational direction mounting 19 productions including 12 original commissions. Featured directing credits for Theatre Direct include Alphonse, Andrew’s Tree, Beneath the Banyan Tree, Sanctuary Song and most recently, Flying Hearts, and Old Man and the River for early years audiences.
In 2012, Lynda initiated Theatre Direct’s early years project which included storytelling and drama residencies in kindergarten classes throughout Toronto and the development of community-based classes and camps aimed at children 3-5 years informed by international trends in theatre and education for early years and her participation in the International Study Week in Reggio Emilia, Italy at the Loris Maliguzzi Centre. In 2014, she founded The WeeFestival of Theatre and Culture for Early Years, English Canada’s first international festival dedicated to audiences 0-6 years and featuring sophisticated theatre, performance, and multidisciplinary events from around the world and Canada.
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