Maiko Yamamoto – Artistic Director
Since 2003, Maiko has been an Artistic Director of Theatre Replacement, a company she formed with fellow artist James Long. The company’s work has focused on building performances that react to contemporary existence through a highly evolved and extended process of collaboration, and explores unique and challenging ways of exploring content and staging material. In addition to her work with TR, Maiko directs, writes, teaches and creates performance for a diverse range of companies and venues. She holds a BFA in Theatre from Simon Fraser University’s School for the Contemporary Arts and a MAA in Visual Arts from Emily Carr University of Art + Design. www.thelocalbubble.org
James Long – Artistic Director
James has been making theatre since 1995 and artistic directs Theatre Replacement with Maiko Yamamoto. He has also taught workshops and classes to established artists across Canada and to students at The University of British Columbia, The University of Regina, Simon Fraser University, Studio 58 and Seattle’s Cornish College of the Arts. As a freelance actor and director he has had the pleasure of working with Rumble Productions, Neworld Theatre, Cindy Mochizuki, urban ink, Leaky Heaven Circus, The Chop, The Only Animal, Stan’s Cafe, CBC radio and Electric Company Theatre, among many others. He is a graduate of Simon Fraser University.
Corbin Murdoch – Managing Producer
Corbin has been working in the Vancouver arts community for over a decade as a programmer and producer. He has worked for organizations large and small, including as the Arts Programmer for the City of New Westminster and the Youth Program Manager at The Cultch. Corbin is also a songwriter and performer who tours and records with his flagship project, The Nautical Miles. The band has toured across Canada and Europe and have been presented by internationally renowned festivals including The Vancouver Folk Music Festival and the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival. The CBC has twice recorded their concerts for national broadcast and their single Mythmaker recently debuted at #1 on CBC Radio 3. He currently works as the Entertainment Programmer at The Vancouver Fringe Festival and as one of the principal organizers of the annual Campbell Bay Music Festival on Mayne Island, BC. Corbin completed a Masters of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies at SFU in 2014. He was born and raised in Vancouver.
Chelsea MacDonald – Associate Producer Intern
Chelsea is an actor, theatre maker and emerging producer hailing from Whistler, BC. She is a graduate of Simon Fraser University’s School for the Contemporary Arts with a BFA in Theatre Performance. She is one of six co-founders of O, o, o, o. The company has staged Caryl Churchill’s Three More Sleepless Nights with a unique twist, in a different apartment for every performance (self-produced and with the Vancouver Fringe Festival), built an original game show for Theatre Replacement’s Back Away Slowly, created a performance game called I don’t want to be like this, and thrown one pretty epic party. Chelsea has also performed in both Vancouver iterations of Radix Theatre’s TBD; created and performed in All the Waywith O, o, o, o. for T/R’s Back Away Slowly and performed in the North American premiere of Nordost for The Troika Collective as well as in the world premiere of Harmonia, part of the City of Wine cycle at SFU. She has worked with Leaky Heaven Performance Society and the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival as a Young Ambassador.
Conor Wylie – Artist in Residence 2015-16
Conor makes collaborative and experimental theatre, either freelance or as part of two new collectives: OOOO and A Wake of Vultures, both of whom were featured as part of T/R’s Back Away Slowly. With his friends Hong Kong Exile, he premiered his naughty one-man show, eatingthegame, a motivational keynote address about the fetishization of the marketplaces in Asia, Vancouver, and the arts at Club PuSh. Conor was recently on stage in the Arts Club’s production of Ayad Akhtar’s Disgraced. He is a graduate of the theatre program at SFU, and is most passionate about performance that experiments with form and spectatorship, is collaborative, and isn’t afraid to get into a bit of trouble. Conor’s residency with T/R is funded through a BCAC Early Career Development grant.
Veda Hille is a Vancouver composer and songwriter. She has been making records and touring and what-have-you since 1992. Veda has written many songs and scores for theatre, dance, films, and special occasions. She has been pleased to work on 6 Theatre Replacement shows, including 20 Minute Musicals which lead to the creation of the hit show Do You Want What I Have Got? A Craigslist Cantata. www.vedahille.com
Born and raised in México. Cande has a BA in Communication Sciences from the Universidad de La Salle and has studied Montage at the International School of TV and Film in Cuba. With more than 10 years of professional experience working in comics, radio broadcasting, and video, he has developed a special interest in designing and mixing visuals for performance in music, dance, and theatre. In Canada, Candelario collaborates with companies such as Theatre Replacement, Neworld Theatre, Rumble Productions, Leaky Heaven Circus and Theatre Conspiracy, mostly as a video designer. He also co-founded Rough House with Camille Gingras, and produced and designed Tiny Apocalypse (Tremors, Rumble’s Festival of Emerging Arts 2008). As a VJ, he has mixed visuals for Spoken World (International Writers Festival), nintendo-punk-band Times Neue Roman and Ice Hockey: Canada vs. Sweden (International Jazz Festival). Sound design credits include numerous productions in México with San Banquito (for which he collaborated for 5 years) sound for video and interactive projects as well as La Luna Productions’ Stripped series I, II and III. www.roughhouseproductions.org
Cindy Mochizuki has created installation, performance, animation, drawings and collaborative works that consider spaces that embody both the fictional and documentary. Often working with archival sources, memory work and interviews; her practice revisits historical and personal memory. Her multi-media works experiment with moving images, optical illusions and magical realism through a hybrid of video, film, audio and animation. Mochizuki’s short films have been screened in Hungary, Holland, Korea, Toronto, Los Angeles and Montreal. Recent exhibitions include: AIR 475, (2014) Yonago, Japan, Fictive Communities Asia, Koganecho Bazaar (2014), On the Subject of Ghosts, Hamilton Artists Inc (2013), Yokai & Other Spirits, Toronto Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre (2013), and To|From BC Electric Railway 100 Years, Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art (2012). She has received her MFA in Interdisciplinary Studies from the School For Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University. www.cindymochizuki.com