Staff Listing

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General Manager

  Email: kim.dolan@bluecanoetheatrical.ca

Kim Dolan is native to Kingston and is pleased to be home and serving her community. Kim holds a Masters of Music Therapy from Wilfrid Laurier University, and is an Accredited Music Therapist (MTA) working in the region. She has always been passionate about the arts and creative expression, and is an advocate for the use of arts for wellness and self-expression. Kim has deep ties to Blue Canoe Productions having been involved in a variety of productions since 2007. She has been involved in various capacities both on and offstage in productions including: Seussical, RENT, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,  Spring Awakening, and Newsies. Kim has a breadth of administrative and creative experience with other arts initiatives including The Kingston Store Front Fringe Festival, Laurier Musical Theatre, and Laurier's A Cappella group (Hawkapella). Kim is looking forward to continuing her engagement with the Kingston youth arts scene, and is thrilled to be a part of the dynamic and experienced Blue Canoe Team.

Sonja is a graduate of Queen’s University’s DAN School of Drama and Music. While there, Sonja developed a passion for technical theatre and worked her way to a role as Head Electrician for the school. Outside of The DAN School, Sonja has worked as a technician at Thousand Islands Playhouse, The Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, and 4th Line Theatre. Since coming to Kingston, Sonja has worked with Blue Canoe on many projects. Some highlights include being co-Festival Technical Director for the Juvenis festival in 2017 and 2018, and Lighting Designer for Legally Blonde (2018) and Elf: The Musical (2019). Sonja is thrilled to be back working with Blue Canoe and can’t wait to see what this new age of theatre has in store! 

Marketing Manager

Email: santina.hughes@bluecanoetheatrical.ca

Santina is a graduate from the Queen’s University DAN School of Drama and Music with a major in Vocal Performance and is currently completing her Bachelor of Education specializing in Intermediate/Senior grades with Music and Drama teachables. With a passion for theatre, Santina's notable theatre credits include Beauty and the Beast (Belle), Into the Woods (Little Red), The Addam's Family (Music/Vocal Director), and FAME Jr. (Music/Vocal Director). Santina has volunteered with Blue Canoe and The Juvenis Festival for many years and is ecstatic to be on the team working with such passionate, creative, and hardworking individuals. When she's not involved with theatre, you can find her crafting, cooking, playing music, or hiking! With her extensive experience in the arts, education, leadership, and administration, Santina is thrilled to share and contribute to all of the opportunities Blue Canoe has to offer!

Education Director

Email: lily.casey@bluecanoetheatrical.ca

Hello! I’m Lily and I’m very excited to be the Education Director this year! I’m currently in my 4th year of Bachelor of Music and Concurrent Education at Queen’s University with a second teaching subject in Drama. I love to be involved in theatre on and off campus. I have experience directing and performing in plays/musicals, I also have experience with set design, choreography and I’m classically trained singer! When I’m not doing music or theatre, I love to play my guitar, watch movies, and go for walks with my dog. I’m thrilled to be the education director for Launchpoint Academy this year

Born in New Brunswick and raised in the Sudbury and Oakville areas, Sebastian has spent the past four years studying all things film and theatre tech here in Kingston at Queen’s University. He got his start in tech working on the tech team at Centauri Summer Arts Camp where he spent 10 summers as both camper and staff developing his passion for collaboration in the arts and is super excited to join the Blue Canoe team for Summer 2021! His past work as Assistant/ Technical Director includes 2019’s The Wolves, QMT’s Beauty and the Beast, DSS: Play, and many many shows part of the past 3 years of the Juvenis Festival. Having spent the past year working exclusively on virtual performances with Blue Canoe, Sebastian is looking forward to an incredible summer of wonderful combination In-Person/Virtual events and sharing in the joys of theatre with the Kingston Community once again. 

JUVENIS CO-MANAGING DIRECTOR & Admin Assistant

Email: contact@bluecanoetheatrical.ca

Kate Seip is originally from Waterloo, Ontario but resides in Kingston where she is a third year drama student. Kate has been involved in theatre since the age of 4 with local Christmas shows but began getting serious about theatre when she decided to enroll in an Integrated Arts Program high school. She has since performed in many plays and short films including Hamlet (KW Youth Theatre), Midnight with Envy (KW Youth Theatre), The Runaway (student film) and The Bruce Documentary (TVO). In addition to performing, Kate is heavily involved in costuming. She has been on costume crew and designed costumes for several shows including Cocktails with Mimi (Theatre Wellesley), The 9 Worst Breakups of all Time (Eastwood Collegiate), The Trouble with Cats (Theatre Wellesley), Mr Burns and the Post Electric Play (Queen's University) and is currently designing costumes for Not Wanted on the Voyage (Queen's University). Kate is constantly taking acting, singing and dance classes across Ontario to hone her craft. When not performing or working on costumes, Kate can be found painting, watching the Leafs game, cooking or going for a walk. She is an avid sports fan having played soccer, hockey, badminton and gymnastics growing up. She is thrilled to continue her position as administrative assistant at Blue Canoe this summer!

JUVENIS CO-MANAGING DIRECTOR

Email: maya.meyerman@bluecanoetheatrical.ca

My name is Maya and I am a Brock University student going into my fourth year of Studies in Arts and Culture with Cultural Management. I have lived in Kingston my entire life and have been involved in the arts community for many years. I've been involved in community theatre and am a graduate from the Kingston School of Dance. I also worked as a summer student at the Tett Centre for 2 years. I can't wait to spend the summer with Blue Canoe and work on the 2021 Juvenis Festival. I am always happy to hear from community members too so feel free to reach out if you have any feedback or fun ideas! 

camp counsellor

Hi, my name is Kylie Meyerman! I’m going into my second year of the Health Sciences program at McMaster University, but despite my science-y academics I’m a lover of all things theatre! I’ve been doing theatre for 10 years now, and I’ve been performing with Blue Canoe for about 4! I’m also a proud improv supporter and I love playing and writing music for fun. Most importantly, I am absolutely thrilled to be joining the Blue Canoe staff this year and can’t wait to see what fun this summer has to bring :))

Camp counsellor

I’m a third year Queen’s student with a major in Drama and a minor in Gender Studies with a passion for theatre production and storytelling. I hope to one day direct stories highlighting people who are often unheard. Currently, I am the Artistic Producer on the board for 5th Company Lane, a theatre company associated with Queen’s which focuses on Canadian Theatre. 

Community Outreach Volunteer

Email: communityoutreach@bluecanoetheatrical.ca

Hi, this is Judy Turk, Interior Architect-turned-Storyteller. I love creating videos and singing!

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