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OBJECTIVE

I am an actor, musician, composer, sound designer, musical director, and theatre and music educator currently seeking professional performance and collaborative opportunities in theatre and music.

Summary

MJ has performed and collaborated with numerous notable companies in Calgary, including the Calgary Opera, Alberta Theatre Projects, the Calgary Fringe Festival, Calgary Ignite! Festival, Hidden Insanity Theatre, Centre Stage Theatre and Stage West for Kids. In 2009, she co-founded The Shatspearean Players, producing and directing The Life And Death Of Richard II, in January 2009, and Pericles, Prince of Tyre in August 2009.

MJ creates Musical Direction and Sound Design for numerous theatre and film productions, as well as teaching private and group classes in classical and contemporary voice, piano and theory, private and group theatre instruction, and music instruction and audition coaching with her company, MJDiva's Music Studio.

SELECTED PERFORMANCES

20052012

Actor

Centre Stage Theatre

My Favourite Fairy Tales (Knave of Hearts, Centre Stage Theatre, Calgary – 2007 – 2012)
Old Musical/New Musical (Vocalist, Centre Stage Theatre, Calgary, 2010)
A 70s Cinderella (Disco Queen, Stage West for Kids/Centre Stage Theatre, Calgary, 2010)
Wandering Tribe (Staged Reading, Calgary Cultural Centre, Calgary, 2010)
Most Dangerous Game (Various roles, including Woman/Mrs. Smith /Dateline Host, etc., Centre Stage Theatre, Calgary, 2008-2009)
Once Upon A Christmas (Mrs. Claus, Stage West for Kids/Centre Stage Theatre, Calgary December 2009)
Munschapalooza (Rock Star, Centre Stage Theatre, Stage West, Calgary, May 2009)
Bunnicula (Mrs. Monroe, Centre Stage Theatre, Calgary, 2008)
Wrecked (Sharon/Various Characters, Centre Stage Theatre, Calgary, 2007)
The Venus of Milo, AB (Venus/Herself/Various Characters, Centre Stage Theatre, Calgary Fringe Festival, 2006)
The Subject of My Affections (Various, Centre Stage Theatre, Calgary, 2005)

20072008

Actor

Calgary Ignite! Festival - Sage Theatre

Fire Ally (Mother, Ignite! Festival, Calgary, 2008)

The Dirty Goddess (Bone Woman, Ignite! Festival, Calgary, 2007)

20042005

Actor

Hidden Insanity Theatre
Durang! (Nurse Ratchett/Phys Ed Teacher, Hidden Insanity Theatre, Calgary, 2004)
19911994

Actor

Maenad Theatre 
Cherry - The Karaoke Play (Prostitute, Maenad Theatre, 1994)
The Dolly Rockers (Honey, Maenad Theatre, 1992)
Bluto (Woman 3, Maenad Theatre, 1991)
19901992

Actor

University of Calgary
The Lover (The Wife, University of Calgary Nickle and Dime Program, 1992)
Life Under Water (amy-Joy, University of Calgary Nickle and Dime Program, 1991)
Medieval Cycle Plays (Various Roles, University of Calgary Mainstage, 1991)
19861990

First Soprano

Calgary Opera

Candide (First Sheep/Cartagenian, Alberta Theatre Projects/Calgary Opera, 1990)

La Fille Du Regiment (Soprano, Calgary Opera, 1990)

Un Ballo in Maschera (Soprano, Calgary Opera, 1989) 

The Magic Flute (Soprano, Calgary Opera, 1989)

Carmen (Soprano/Small Role, Calgary Opera, 1988)

The Mikado (Soprano, Calgary Opera, 1986)

19831988

Actor

Principle Theatre Players

Brigadoon (Fiona McLaren, 1988)

South Pacific (Nellie Forbush, 1985)

My Fair Lady (Eliza Doolittle, 1983)

VOICE OVER

Don’t Believe Everything You See – Audio Prologue – D. A. Richards (December 2010)

Pericles – Promotional Video – The Shatspearean Players (August 2009)

Most Dangerous Game – Promotional Video - Centre Stage Theatre (2008 – 2009)

MUSICAL DIRECTION

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer - Stage West for Kids (Calgary, 2010)

Old Musical/New Musical – Centre Stage Theatre (Touring production, Calgary, 2010)

A 70s Cinderella – Stage West for Kids (Calgary, 2010)

Once Upon A Christmas – Stage West for Kids (Calgary, 2009)

Munschapalooza Stage West for Kids (2007 - 2009)

Bunnicula  Centre Stage Theatre (Calgary, 2008) 

COMPOSITION/SOUND DESIGN

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer ­– Stage West for Kids (Sound Design, Recording and Production, Cue Sheets, Calgary 2010)

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Centre Stage Theatre (Sound Design, Recording and Production, Cue Sheets, Calgary 2010)

A 70s Cinderella – Stage West for Kids (Sound Design, Recording and Production, Cue Sheets, Calgary, 2010)

Once Upon A Christmas – Stage West for Kids (Composition of complete score, Sound Design, Recording and Production, Cue Sheets, Calgary 2009) 

Munschapalooza – Centre Stage Theatre/Stage West for Kids (Composition and Sound Design, Recording and Production, Cue Sheets, Calgary, 2007 – 2009)

Mixed Up – Centre Stage Theatre (Composition and Sound Design, Recording and Production, Cue Sheets, Calgary, 2009)

Most Dangerous Game – Centre Stage Theatre (Composition and Sound Design, Recording of overdubs, Calgary, 2008 – 2009)

Bunnicula – Centre Stage Theatre (Composition and Sound Design, Recording and Production, Cue Sheets, Calgary, 2008) 

DIRECTING

CALGARY OPERA
'LET'S CREATE AN OPERA' PROGRAM

Il faut toujours aider son prochaine (Director, Calgary Opera, Let’s Create an Opera Programme, Sacred Heart Academy – Strathmore, 2009)

Le Tanz Canadien(Director, Calgary Opera, Let’s Create an Opera Programme, William Reid School, Calgary, 2008) 

THE SHATSPEAREAN PLAYERS

Pericles, Prince of Tyre (Director/Producer, Calgary, August 2009)

The Life And Death of Richard II (Director/Producer, Calgary, 2008 - 2009)

THEATRE RESIDENCIES and COMMUNITY PROGRAMS

Providing instruction, direction, musical direction, performance, and collaboration in numerous in-school theatre residencies throughout Calgary AB

COMMUNITY PROGRAMS
2011 - present
T
he Alexandra Centre, Calgary AB
Co-Instructor with the Dramantics! Youth Theatre Spring Break/Summer Camp (in conjunction with the Calgary Fringe Festival) where youth 8 - 16 create, write and perform in their own plays.

SCHOOL RESIDENCIES – 2005 - 2013
Centre Stage Theatre, Calgary AB
Planning and teaching numerous in-school residencies, performances and theatre classes and camps

2005 - 2009
Inglewood Community Association, Calgary AB
Planning class modules and teaching at various Children's Theatre Summer Camps

ARTS ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT

THE SHATSPEAREAN PLAYERS - 2009 - 2010

Producer/Managing Co-Artistic Director

GREEN FOOLS THEATRE SOCIETY - 2006

General Manager/Arts Administrator

  • Artist scheduling

  • Event Planning

  • Word, Excel, various accounting programs

  • Marketing

  • Contract Negotiation/Administration

EDUCATION

Selected Performance Photos