Kathryn is a professional theatre director and administrator based in Kingston. She is a founding member of the Thousand Islands Playhouse, where she served as Associate Artistic Director until 2012. For Theatre Kingston Kathryn has served as: Artistic Director, Board Member (Chair, Secretary/Treasurer) and General Manager. Currently she is an Associate Artist for Spiderwebshow Performance and the Artistic Director of PeerLess Productions. As a director Kathryn has directed over 50 productions. Kathryn is a graduate of Queen’s University drama dept and has an MA in Text and Performance Studies from the University of London.
Brett has been an active member of the Canadian Theatre community since graduating from George Brown theatre school in 2001. Celebrated as both an actor and a director, he has worked with a variety of theatre companies including, but not limited to: the Stratford Festival, Arts Club, Canadian Stage, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Theatre by the Bay, Segal Theatre, Magnus Theatre, Sunshine Festival, Port Hope Festival, Actors Repertory Company, Convergence Theatre, and Thousand Islands Playhouse. He was the recipient of both the Masques and Mecca Awards for his performance of the solo show I Am My Own Wife at the Segal Centre in Montreal and his direction of The Tempest for Barrie’s Theatre by the Bay in 2011 was named one of the country’s top productions by Robert Cushman of the National Post. Brett has worked in an administrative capacity for a number of theatre organizations, including Buddies in Bad Times, Actors Repertory, and the Thousand Islands Playhouse where he was the Head of Marketing and Development under AD Greg Wanless. He currently resides in Kingston with his wife and two daughters.
Kim Renders (1955-2018) is a celebrated playwright, professor at Queen's University, and Theatre Kingston's Artistic Director from 2008 to 2011.
She is remembered for her contributions to theatre throughout her years and leaves behind a powerful legacy with her students and co-workers.
Craig was Artistic Director of Theatre Kingston from 1997 to 2007. Before that, he had acted and/or directed at various companies including Stratford Festival, Shaw Festival, the National Arts Centre, Buddies-in-Bad-Times Theatre, Crow’s Theatre, the Sudbury Theatre Centre and Thousand Islands Playhouse. During the ten years of his Artistic Directorship, Theatre Kingston was prolific, offering not only a full season of plays for adults but, in the summers, another one or two plays for children. Some highlights of Walker’s decade at the helm include his productions of The Arab’s Mouth by Ann-Marie MacDonald, The Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare, The Oresteia of Aeschylus, Lion in the Streets by Judith Thompson, Aunt Dan and Lemon by Wallace Shawn, Brebeuf’s Ghost by Daniel David Moses, Village of Idiots and also Rough Magic by John Lazarus, Henry James’s The Turn of the Screw in the adaptation by Jeffrey Hatcher, Pygmalion and also Candida by Bernard Shaw, and The Master Builder by Henrik Ibsen. Highlights directed by others during that time included Kathryn Mackay’s production of Perfect Pie by Judith Thompson, Brian Frommer’s production of High Life by Lee MacDougall, Tim Fort’s production of Marry Me a Little by Stephen Sondheim, and Kim Renders’s production of The Anger in Ernest and Ernestine by Cherniak, Ross and Morgan. During that decade, Theatre Kingston also produced a number of world premieres, including Beginning by Maurice Breslow, Night Noises by Fred Euringer, The Passion by Laurie Fyfe, and a musical, Chantecler, and an adaptation of James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake, both written by Walker. Since stepping down as Artistic Director, Walker has directed for Plosive Productions in Ottawa and for St Lawrence Shakespeare Festival in Prescott. He has also directed two more shows for Theatre Kingston: Armstrong’s War by Colleen Murphy and Happy Days by Samuel Beckett. Craig is currently a Professor of Drama and the Director of the DAN School of Drama and Music at Queen’s University.
Kathleen Le Roux
Kathleen was Artistic Director of People’s Theatre Kingston from 1994 to 1997. A graduate of Queen’s University, she returned to Kingston after graduating in the Directors program at the National Theatre School of Canada. Highlights of her time with Theatre Kingston include directing the play Brilliant Traces and producing Improv Fest and the compilation show, Durang with a Bang, and co-producing with Les Tréteaux de Kingston, a bilingual play, L’Affaire Tartuffe. Following her time as Artistic Director, Kathleen went on to play the clown character Tansy on Treehouse Television from 1997-2001. She is currently employed as a therapeutic clown, working in various health-care centres in the Toronto area.
Paul was the founding Artistic Director of People’s Theatre Kingston and its brief forerunner, Theatre Beyond. The major highlights of Gelineau’s time at the helm included his productions of Balconville by David Fennario, and a community-sourced play by Maurice Breslow and Richard Van Dusen called Princess Street: The Great Divide. Since leaving Kingston in 1993, Paul has been based in Western Canada, working mainly as a Stage Combat Director and Instructor.