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TAPA Team

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Theresa Gerrow, Headshot

Theresa Gerrow

Membership and Sponsorship Manager

Scott Dermody

Dora Awards and Outreach Manager

Katie Gorham

B Street Operations Manager

TAPA Team Support

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Anne-Marie Krytiuk

Social Media and Photographer

Eddie Kastrau

Dance Consultant and IT Specialist

MK Piatkowski

Outreach Administrator

John Rahme

Production Manager - Audio Recording Studio
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Juan Sebastian Laverde

Production Manager - Self-Tape Studio

Catalin Petrisor Calinescu

Creative Technology Consultant and Music Specialist

Blair Francey

Branding, Graphic Design and Webmaster

TAPA Board of Directors Executive

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Jacoba Knaapen

Executive Director (she/her)
Executive Director
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Michael Sinclair

General Manager, Obsidian Theatre
TAPA Board of Directors, President
Executive Committee
Advocacy Committee
Dora Jury Eligibility Committee
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William Milne

Vice President of Finances and Administration, TO Live
Treasurer, TAPA Board of Directors
Executive Committee
Chair, Finance Committee
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Natalie Sandassie

Senior Development Officer, Canadian Opera Company
TAPA Board of Directors, Secretary
Executive Committee
Fundraising Committee
Dora Eligibility Committee
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Chris Goddard

Founder, Craft Brand Company + Brunswick Bierworks
TAPA Board of Directors
Executive Committee
Fundraising Committee
President, PAIS Board of Directors

TAPA Board of Directors

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Lisa Marie DiLiberto

Artistic Director, Theatre Direct
Social Justice Committee

Indrit Kasapi

Artistic Producer, Theatre Passe Muraille
Chair, Ray Ferris Innovation and Sustainability Grant
Chair, Dora Awards Jury Selection Committee

Gideon Arthurs

Executive Director, Soulpepper Theatre Company
Chair, Advocacy Committee
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Victor Pokinko

Executive Producer, Bad Hats Theatre | Creative Producer, Bad New Days
Co-Chair, Indie Caucus

Gloria Mok

Managing Producer, Nightswimming
Social Justice Committee
Co-Chair, Indie Caucus
Dora Jury Selection Committee
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Lucy Eveleigh

Festival Producer, Luminato Festival
TAPA Board of Directors
Chair, TRIP Committee
Indie Caucus
Chair, Christine Karcza Disability Leadership Award Committee
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Kevin A. Ormsby

Artistic Director, KasheDance
TAPA Board of Directors
Chair, Social Justice Committee
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Colin Rivers

Senior Partner, Marquis Entertainment
TAPA Board of Directors
Communications Committee
Commercial Theatre Committee

Gerard Roxburgh

Artistic Administrator, National Ballet of Canada
TAPA Board of Directors
Finance Committee
Advocacy Committee

Past Presidents

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Kelly Straughan

Executive Director, Theatre Aquarius
2020-2023 Past President, TAPA Board of Directors
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Régine Cadet

Director, Explore and Create, Canada Council for the Arts
2018-2020 Past President, TAPA Board of Directors

Andrea Vagianos

Managing Director, Tarragon Theatre
2014-2017 Past President, TAPA Board of Directors
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