Key Artistic Team for ANXIETY

Heather Inglis Director/Creator

Heather InglisHeather Inglis is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada. She is an award winning director, producer, dramaturg and educator whose career has taken her across the country. She has directed and assistant directed over 40 productions, many of which have been new Canadian works. Heather is the founder and Artistic Director of Theatre Yes and the Resident Dramaturg (North) of Alberta Playwrights Network. Heather is a recipient of a 2014 Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Arts Award for her body of work much of which has been under the banner of Theatre Yes. Heather has received the Edmonton Artists’ Trust Fund Celebration of Women in the Arts Award (twice), as well as the Telus Courage to Innovate Award at the Mayor’s Evening of the Arts. Eight of Heather’s productions have been nominated for a total of 16 Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Awards, including 6 Nominations for Outstanding Independent Production and nominations for Outstanding Director and Outstanding Fringe Director. Theatre Yes was honoured with 2014 Special Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Award for Outstanding Innovation in Theatre for the creation and production of The National Elevator Project. Check out her personal website

Murray CullenCo-Creator

Murray CullenMurray Cullen is an actor and visual artist who hails from Medicine Hat Alberta. Trained at Keyano College, Murray has appeared in Theatre Yes’s productions of Shoot /Get Treasure/Repeat, White Linoleum, The National Elevator Project (Parts 1 and 2), Bone Cage by Catherine Banks, and toured with the National Elevator Project to the Banff Centre. Other theatre credits include The Ready Made Playground of Marcel Duchamp and Legion Blues with Eyeflower Productions, Son of a Dwarf and For the Love of a Zombie with Accidental Humour Co. as well as numerous new play workshops and public readings. Murray is also a theatre educator who has worked extensively with the Citadel’s Youth Companies.

Cat Walsh Playwright/Story Collaborator

Cat WalshCat Walsh is an Edmonton-based writer and performer. Her play The Laws of Thermodynamics premiered with Theatre Yes in 2015. Her play After Vermeer won the Alberta Playwriting Competition Discovery Category, and she was nominated for Elizabeth Sterling Haynes awards for Outstanding New Play (50 Plays About Love, co-writers James Hamilton, Collin Doyle, and Mike Thompson) and Outstanding New Play at the Fringe for both The Rhythm Method and eleven-oh-four. Last year, Cat spent 3 weeks as the artist-in-residence at a funeral home as part of Workshop West’s This Is #YEG project, writing the short play One Day You and I Will Die. Cat’s other plays include: Fetch, The Feast of All Saints and Do This In Memory of Me. She is a graduate of the University of Ottawa and a member of the Citadel Playwrights’ Forum. She’s excited to work with Theatre Yes again on the upcoming ANXIETY: Threshold, an immersive theatrical event featuring installations from six theatre companies from across Canada.

Gary James Joynes (aka Clinker) Sound Designer

Gary James JoynesGary James Joynes (aka Clinker) is an award-winning sound and visual artist that has been active in the international live audio-visual and experimental music performance community for many years. He blends the beauty and physicality of sounds auditory and visual elements live in performance and in rigorous and emotional photo and video installation works. The most recent chapter in Joynes’ audio-visual catalog presented a new large-scale solo installation work entitled Broken Sound at Edmonton’s dc3 Art Projects in May of 2015. His previous solo show entitled Topographic Sound at dc3 in early 2013 showed his critically acclaimed work Ouroboros which had its large-scale premiere as a featured work in City Hall at the inaugural Nuit Blanche Edmonton Festival in September 2015. Recent Live Cinema performances include Mysteries of the Deep (New York), DAT Conference (Missoula), ELEKTRA16 (Montreal), Industry Brunch (Detroit / Chicago), Communikey (Boulder, USA), New Forms 14 (Vancouver), MUTEK_IMG (Montreal), SoundsLike (Saskatoon), Koffler Centre (Toronto), Electric Fields (Ottawa), Roulette Mixology Festival (New York), Soundasaurus (Calgary), and MUTEK_10 (Montreal). The last few years have seen Clinker’s sound and video work exhibited in Canada and abroad in festivals and events including Sublimated Landscape / Sonic Topology @ ICA London (London, UK), Tanzstartklar Festival 2008 (Graz, Austria), and Sprawl – Interplay_4 Festival 2007 (Amsterdam, Dublin, London, Bristol).

Adam Tsuyoshi Turnbull – Production Manager & Scenic/Lighting Designer

Adam Tsuyoshi TurnbullAdam Tsuyoshi Turnbull is a multi-talented technician and theatre designer who works in set and lighting design and construction. He is sought-after as an artistic collaborator and his work has been seen on the stages for Northern Light Theatre, Shadow Theatre, Teatro la Quindicina, Fringe Theatre Adventures, L’UniThéâtre, Theatre Yes, multiple high school and performing arts groups, as well as trade shows and conventions. He has served as Production Manager and Site Technical Director for North America’s largest Fringe Festival, currently serves at the Technical Director and Production Manager at Northern Light Theatre. He is a multiple nominee for Sterling Awards.

Brian Bast Costume Designer

Brian Bast Brian Bast is Theatre Yes’s resident designer and has worked many productions including: My Name is Rachel Corrie, The List, Shoot/Get Treasure/Repeat, Race and the National Elevator Project, Bone Cage and the Laws of Thermodynamics to name a few. Brian is a Multiple Sterling award Nominee for Set and Costume design.  Received a Sterling for his Costume Design for Shadow Theatre’s Production of 10 X 2. Brian’s design work has been seen across Alberta including McEwan University, Red Deer College, Theatre no. 6, Plain Jane, Shadow Theatre, Alberta Opera, Teatro La Quindicina, Grande Prairie Live Theatre, Theatre Network and The Mayfield Dinner Theatre. Brian is also the resident Costume Designer for Victoria School of the Arts. A few of his favourite productions he has designed include: Carrie, Suessical: The Musical, A Little Night Music, Xanadu, The Color of Flesh, Big Fish, 12th Night, Spelling Bee, Glorious, The mystery of Edwin Drood, As You Like It, Cinderella, Drat! The Cat, White Christmas, MacBeth, Everybody goes to Mitzi’s, The Light in the Piazza, The Dazzle and My Fair Lady

Brooke Leifso Assistant Producer

Brooke LeifsoBrooke Leifso is a multi-disciplinary theatre practitioner and administrator, with a focus in Independent and Community Art Performance. She has worked in various capacities with: Theatre Yes, Northern Light Theatre,Workshop West Playwrights’ Theatre and Latitude 53. Brooke is an Associate Producer with integrated dance company, CRIPSiE and is finishing a Masters in Expressive Arts-Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding. Brooke is excited to be working again with Theatre Yes on the new adventure, Anxiety.




Molly Pearson – Stage Manager

molly-pearson-headshotMolly’s recent credits include apprentice stage managing Playing with Fire, The Penelopiad, 2 Pianos 4 Handsand A Christmas Carol for The Citadel Theatre, stage managing The Passion of Narcisse Mondoux for Northern Light Theatre/l’UniTheatre, La Voix Humaine for l’UniTheatre/Opera NUOVA, Jean et Beatrice for l’UniTheatre, assistant stage managing Romeo and Juliet, Love’s Labour’s Lost, As You Like It and Coriolanusfor The Freewill Shakespeare Festival, Helen Lawrence for The Arts Club Theatre, Working It Out with The Workers Health Centre, and The Blue Flame Power Game, and The Origins of Power Woman for ATCO Energy Theatre.



Andrea Murphy – Assistant Stage Manager

andrea-5-bwAndrea Murphy is delighted to be apart of the Anxiety Project with Theater YES. Andrea is a recent grad from the Bachelor of Fine Arts Stage Management Program. Previous stage management theatre credits included, The Well of the Beautiful Dancers (StageLab), The Object of Constellations (Small Matters Productions,) Love in the Margins (CRIPSiE),Pinniped and Other Pomes (Moplip Theatre), East of Berlin (East /West productions) Ligature Marks (What Is Productions) Blavatsky’s Tower (Studio Theatre) Richard the III (Media Room), Macbeth, (University of Alberta) Previous assistant stage management theater credits include Hamlet (Media Room) Blood Weeding, A Dreamplay (Studio Theatre) and Problem Child and Risk Everything (Punctuate Theatre).