Maiko Yamamoto – Artistic Director
Since 2003, Maiko has been an Co-Artistic Director of Theatre Replacement, a company she formed with fellow artist James Long. The company’s work has focused on building new, experimental and intercultural performances that react to contemporary existence through a highly evolved and extended process of collaboration, and explores unique and challenging ways of using content and staging material. In addition to her work with T/R, Maiko directs, writes, teaches, mentors and creates contemporary performance for and with a diverse range of companies and institutions, including the National Theatre School, Company 605, the Vancouver Art Gallery and the MAKE Artists Residency in Ireland among others. She holds a BFA in Theatre from Simon Fraser University’s School for the Contemporary Arts and a MAA in Visual Art from Emily Carr University of Art + Design. Maiko is the recipient of the 2019 Siminovitch Prize in Directing, with James Long.
James Long – Artistic Director
James Long Co-Artistic Directs Theatre Replacement with fellow artist Maiko Yamamoto. Recent freelance work outside the company includes Morko and its partner piece Loch — both site oriented performances created with visual artist and animator Cindy Mochizuki as well as directing King Arthur’s Night, a new incarnation of the King Arthur story as told by Niall McNeil and Marcus Youssef of Neworld Theatre. In addition to creating new works of performance for national and international audiences, James teaches performance, methods of creation and performance structures to established artists and students across Canada. He is a graduate of SFU’s School for the Contemporary Arts and holds a Master’s Degree in Urban Studies, also from SFU. James is the recipient of the 2019 Siminovitch Prize in Directing, with Maiko Yamamoto.
Corbin Murdoch – Managing Producer
Corbin has been T/R’s Managing Producer since 2015. As a programmer and producer, he has worked for organizations large and small, including as the Arts Programmer for the City of New Westminster, Entertainment Programmer at the Vancouver Fringe Festival, and Youth Program Manager at The Cultch. He is also a songwriter and musician. His flagship project, The Nautical Miles, released five albums between 2002 and 2016 and he continues to record and perform under his own name. Corbin completed a Masters of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies at Simon Fraser University in 2014. He was born and raised in East Vancouver.
Chelsea MacDonald – Operations Manager
Chelsea is an SFU Theatre Performance BFA graduate, actor, independent theatre artist and former T/R Associate Producer Intern. She was thrilled to rejoin the T/R team in 2018 as their first Operations Manager. Chelsea is also the President of Theatre Conspiracy’s Board of Directors. In her artistic life, she is a co-founder of experimental performance collective, O, o, o, o. As an actor, she has had the pleasure of working with Radix Theatre, Leaky Heaven Performance Society, rice and beans theatre, The Troika Collective, Midtwenties Theatre Society, The Arts Club Actors Intensive, T/R and many others.
Arthi Chandra – Artistic Producer Intern
Arthi Chandra (she/they) is a Vancouver based director, writer, and performer. She studied contemporary theatre performance and directing at Simon Fraser University. Her practice centers around text-based devising, and adapting canonical work. She is interested in work that confronts politics, engages with queerness, and explores the concept of radical empathy. Arthi is part of PTC’s Block A program, as well as Tightrope ImproTheatre’s Director’s circle. Currently Arthi is alternating between an adaptation of King Lear, which centres on the trauma between mothers and daughters, and a YA novel about magic sort of things and detectives.
Veda has released 21albums and writes music for theatre, dance and special occasions. Current projects include a new solo show Little Volcano (made with Theatre Replacement), the hit musical Onegin (written with Amiel Gladstone) and the contemporary theatre work King Arthur’s Night (Neworld Theatre). Catch up on recordings and various gossip at 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 creates multi-media installation, performance, animation, drawings, and community-engaged projects that explore the ways in which we manifest ‘story’. Interested in the intersections of fiction and documentary, her projects are often site-specific and engage historical memory, displacement and the invisible. Her community-engaged projects explore the triangular relationship of performativity, social engagement and magic. A large body of her work investigates narratives and memories within the archive of familial architecture, including childhood spaces, home videos, photography, and oral histories. These projects revisit the memory and history of displacement and migration of family members both within Canada and Japan. She has screened and exhibited her work both nationally and internationally. Cindy has received her MFA in Interdisciplinary Studies from the School For Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University. www.cindymochizuki.com