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Theatre-Conspiracy team
The Theatre Conspiracy Team: ( l to r) Belinda Bruce, Tim Carlson, Jeremy Waller. Photo by Chris Randle

Tim Carlson

Artistic Producer

Contact Tim Carlson at carlson@conspiracy.ca

Tim Carlson became artistic producer of Theatre Conspiracy in 2008. He is currently leading the creation of the documentary-style theatre production Foreign Radical (premiere: 2014/15 season) and further developing the theatrical memoir Duets for One with New-York-based theatre artist Tanya Marquardt, which premiered at Club PuSh 2014. He lead the creation of the documentary show Extraction with director Amiel Gladstone, which premiered in March 2013 at The Cultch; is writing the new play Nine Tenths as an Associate at Playwrights Theatre Centre (Vancouver), and co-curating and co-producing the annual Club PuSh at the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival.

As a dramaturge he developed Best Before with Berlin’s Rimini Protokoll (Push Festival 2009), collaborated with PuSh and Theatre Replacement on 100% Vancouver, and boca del lupo on La Marea in 2011. He co-produced the first English translation and production of Heiner Müller’s Macbeth: nach Shakespeare in 2011 with Conspiracy resident company GasHeart Theatre (Quinn Harris, James Foy) and will conspire on The Saints Project by Erik Ehn with resident artist Jeremy Waller (Craning Neck Theatre) in 2012/’13.

Carlson’s play Omniscience, directed by Conspiracy co-founder Richard Wolfe, was nominated for six Jessie Richardson theatre awards in 2005, including best production. Omniscience was published by Talonbooks in spring 2007 and in German translation in Theater der Zeit’s anthology, Dialog. The translation received a staged reading at Berlin’s Maxim Gorki Theatre in 2006 and was produced by Theater Magdeburg in 2007. The play premiered in the U.S. at Stage Left in Chicago and a Portuguese-language translation was produced by Novo Grupo de Teatro in Lisbon in 2008. The Theatre Conspiracy production of his play Diplomacy premiered at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre in 2006. It was published by Talonbooks in 2009.

As an arts writer and editor Carlson has worked on staff at the Vancouver Sun and Halifax Daily News and also wrote regularly for The Georgia Straight, Globe and Mail and Vancouver Review. Carlson is a graduate of UBC (MFA creative writing) and University of King’s College (journalism). He is a member of the Playwrights Guild of Canada.

Belinda Bruce

Communications Manager

Contact Belinda Belinda at bb@conspiracy.ca

Belinda has over 17 years of experience in editorial, design and communications work, plus a love of theatre and the cultural sector as a whole. She performed in musical theatre as a child and some Canadian plays while an undergraduate at York University.  Belinda has a B.A. in English from York University and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia. She is also a singer-songwriter and has released two CDs. In addition to managing marketing, publicity, communications design and electronic/social media for Theatre Conspiracy, Belinda also assists with bookkeeping and administration, and plays a lead role in organizing Conspiracy’s Secret Spaces events.

Jeremy Waller

Associate Producer

Contact Jeremy Waller at jwaller@conspiracy.ca

Jeremy Waller is the artistic director of Craning Neck Theatre. He is a playwright, director, dramaturg, and theatre whore in general. He is associate producer and dramaturg for Conspiracy’s documentary-style show Foreign Radical, currently in development with a premiere in 2014; is an associate artist with Playwrights Theatre Centre, and was artist-in-residence at Theatre Conspiracy from 2011-13. He recently directed Trunk: oscillator, a rock ‘n’ roll installation version of his original show Trunk at Loyola Chapel in Montreal (May 2013); did a workshop production of Monster at Chapel Arts in Vancouver (May 2012), the second of the series in The Saints Project in collaboration with American playwright Erik Ehn, combining research into the intersection of non-matrixed and traditional forms with three of Ehn’s Saint Plays, in co-production with Theatre Conspiracy.

 

Theatre Conspiracy Board Members

Charles Campbell
Robert Dewey
Antoine Gariepy
Setty Pendakur
Maria Verdicchio
Tracy Xu

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