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.


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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