Board Members

Len Falkenstein Len Falkenstein is Artistic Director and co-founder of the NotaBle Acts Theatre Company. He  is also a professor in the Department of English and Director of Drama at the University of New Brunswick, where he teaches theatre, drama, and playwriting; and founder and Artistic Director of Bard in the Barracks, Fredericton’s outdoor Shakespeare company. Also an actor, dramaturge, and playwright, he has produced his own work with his company, Theatre Free Radical. His plays, which include Utopia, Doppelgänger, Futures, Free/Fall, and Happy City, have been produced across Canada at Toronto’s Summerworks Theatre Festival and Fringe Festivals including Vancouver, Victoria, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, Montreal, and Halifax.

Laura-Beth Bird is an emerging theatre and film artist based in ImageNew Brunswick. She graduated from St. Thomas University in 2017 with a degree in English with a focus in Drama. Bird is an alumna of Arts NB Catapult 2019 program and the Scholarship recipient for the 2019 Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia’s Animotion Program. Currently, Bird is the Musical Theatre Director of the School of Atlantic Ballet in Moncton and an active member in the Fredericton Arts Community.

Headshot flourishLouis Anthony Bryan is a stand up comedian, scriptwriter and performer from Trinidad and Tobago. He is a supply teacher, a graduate of the St Thomas Education program and tutors the Young Playwrights​ scriptwriting program through Theatre New Brunswick. He runs the monthly stand up comedy open mic at The Wilser’s Room, performs at The Abbey Cider House and cafe, and has frequented shows with the O’ Me Nerves series at Grimross. Recently he hosted a show for​ The Shivering Songs ​Festival and has performed around the province. He’s acted with The St Thomas Early English Drama Society (STEEDS) in their productions of: The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus ​(2015), ​Hamlet​ (2016), and ​The Tempest ​(2020). He also took part in the Notable Acts Theatre Festival, performing in ​With Love, Josephine ​(2019). Collaborating with The Fredericton Film Co-op, acting in two short films in 2019: ​Unofficial Selection ​directed by Gordon Mihan and ​Together We Move ​directed by Kaitlyn Adair. He also is a regular performer with local improv group: ​The Hot Garbage Players.

Jean-Michel Cliche HeadshotJean-Michel Cliche is a theatre artist and educator based in Fredericton, NB. He is a certified member of Fight Directors Canada and has become New Brunswick’s most active fight director. In addition to teaching drama at the University of New Brunswick and TNB’s Theatre School, he is also the co-founder and general manager of Hot Garbage Comedy, an improv group that has been active since 2015. He has recently stepped into the role of Co-Artistic Director of Solo Chicken Production’s the coop, a platform for contemporary artists to research, develop and perform original works of physical theatre.

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