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Ally Pajak - Co Managing Director
Ally Pajak is currently in her fourth year studying Drama and Concurrent Education at Queen’s University. In the past year, Ally has worked as the Social Media Coordinator for Blue Canoe and The Juvenis Festival, as well as being a part of the 2018 Launch Point Education Summer team, and performing in Blue Canoe productions such as Legally Blonde. Since arriving in Kingston in 2015, Ally has spent time on the production and performance side in multiple Queen’s University theatre organizations, such as 5th Company Lane as the Artistic Director and the Dan Studio Series as a Director and a Performer. Ally is passionate about providing youth arts opportunities , and is so excited to be a part of the Blue Canoe team.
Maureen Barnes- Co Managing Director
Maureen Barnes is a Kingston-based Theatre Administrator, Manager and Performer. She has been involved with Blue Canoe since 2013 and with the Juvenis Festival since it began. She has been involved with Kingston's The Storefront Fringe Festival (2016-2018) and The Kick and Push Festival (2015-2017) both as an administrator and performer. She has worked as a Producer, Production Manager, Stage Manager, Director and Technician for a multitude of productions around the Kingston and Queen's community. She recently spent the summer performing with The Barefoot Players, travelling around Kingston parks and schools! Having lived in Kingston her whole life, Maureen is ecstatic about Kingston's art scene and its continuous growth.
Liv Rondeau- Education Coordinator
Liv Rondeau is a Métis/Mohawk theatre artist who recently moved to Kingston from St. Catharines, Ontario to pursue her teaching degree at Queen’s University. She completed her undergraduate degree at Brock University in Dramatic Arts and Child and Youth Studies. During her time in the Drama program at Brock, Liv focused in Clown performance and Drama in Education. Liv has always had a passion for the arts and has performed in many plays and musicals with various community-based theatre companies throughout her life such as: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Fiddler on the Roof, Grease, Annie, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Play On, Fools, and many more. While at Brock, Liv helped to co-create All the Kings Men Theatre Company where she worked as a Artistic Director, Stage Manager, Director, and Production Member. She has run drama classes for children’s ages 3-12 and looks forward to bringing her knowledge of drama in education as well as Indigenous drama content to Blue Canoe and Kingston!