THE COLLECTIVE

Like-hearted artists with a broad range of skills, opinions, styles, and experiences.


 
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KRISTA MARUSHY: DIRECTOR * PLAYWRIGHT

Krista is a multi-discipline theatre artist currently residing in Calgary, AB. She holds an M.F.A. in Playwriting from the Playwrights' Lab at Hollins University and graduated from Trinity Western University with a B.A. in Theatre. She's also one half of Marushy Design and freelances in marketing and copywriting. She was most recently seen on stage in Fire Exit Theatre's Marion Bridge and How the World Began. Playwriting credits include The Curiosity Cabinet (Best of Fest, Calgary International Fringe Festival), Cultivation (Pacific Theatre) Nellie's Controversial Premier (Rosebud Theatre/Heritage Park), Secret Life Under the Stairs (published by Youthplays), and The Ristretto Proposal (Trinity Western University).  Her most recent work, Evergreen, is set for production with Fire Exit Theatre in early 2018. In all her other time she moms so hard you would not believe it (x 3), and gets a lot accomplished during nap-time.

 
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DALE MARUSHY: DESIGNER

Dale is a theatre, film, and graphic designer currently residing in Calgary. He is the Art Director on the CBC series Heartland and one half of Marushy Design. He also did some graphic design on Wynnona Earp and films shot in the YYC area. Theatre design credits include Outside Mullingar, Man of La Mancha, (Rosebud Theatre),The Outsiders (Storybook Theatre), Shadowlands, You Can't Take it With You (Pacific Theatre), The 39 Steps, Easter (Chemainus Theatre Festival) Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol (Loudly Whispered Theatre). Look for his work on Storybook Theatre's The Giver, in early 2019. 

 
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KYLA FERRIER: ACTOR * SINGER * SONGWRITER

Kyla is an actor, singer-songwriter, and play-maker. Favorite acting credits include Mythification (an original devised work for Trinity Western University), playing Ruth Buzzi in a Laugh-In styled Godspell (Pacific Theatre), and the short film Home Tree (Six Two Six Productions). Music-wise, Kyla enjoys writing for a broad range of genres. Recent work has an other-worldly vibe. CBC Music's Rich Terfry (Buck 65) has referred to Kyla's sound as "Ghostly Beauty" and said of her single Is This, "... you really enjoy how the song is crafted, just the atmosphere of it, the feeling that it gives you when you listen to it. There's a real haunting quality about it." Ky likes a fresh idea, the presence of an improvised moment, a joke taken too far, complex thought, and emotional honesty. She loves discovery, and the illumination of truth. Kyla is a graduate of Trinity Western University, currently lives in Rosebud, Alberta, and is a founding member of Naked Thieves Theatre Collective. Follow @kylaferrier on Facebook & Instagram to be in the know about new music releases and other projects.

 

HOLLY PILLSBURY: ACTOR * PRODUCER * FILM-MAKER

Holly is a stage and film actor based in Vancouver, BC. Some stage work highlights include Cultivation (Pacific Theatre) and The Ristretto Proposal (SAMC Theatre). Other fun theatre times include: Anne of Green Gables (Rosebud Theatre), Pride and Prejudice (SAMC Theatre), The Great Divorce, Remnants: A Fable, A Good Mother and Pretty Things (Pacific Theatre). One of her all time faves, was the comedy show Fat Mama Network (VFF), which she produced alongside some legit funny peeps. There she discovered her alter ego, Christopher a 7-year Shakespeare obsessed YouTube sensation. I guarantee you this boy is fun times. If you're into film that kicks you in the gut, you may want to check out her work in the feature film She Has A Name. It is set in Thailand, which is also pretty awesome. Her work on-screen and behind the scenes on multiple independent film projects inspired her to start and create her own original work within the medium. Welcome to Tulip, a 30-minute comedic series, made it to the top 15 finalists for CBC ComedyCoup. Currently, Holly is in post production for the comedy web series My True Story, which she produced, directed, wrote and acted in with her company Sidelight Pictures alongside some of the best people she knows. Also, she likes making new friends, so chat up with @mrsmocibob on Twitter. That's her, and that's all folks!

 
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GIOVANNI MOCIBOB * ACTOR * PRODUCER * FILM-MAKER

Gio is an actor & creator willing & able to play for every medium. Whether it's television, film, a black box theatre or a 2,700 seat amphitheatre he does it all with an infectious laugh and genuine big-hearted openness. Check out this button and see for yourself. The man legitimately needs his own website.

And... he's currently playing Jesus this summer in the Canadian Badlands Passion Play. Check it out here.

 

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KELSEY KROGMAN: ACTOR * PLAYWRIGHT * PHOTOGRAPHER

Kelsey is a member of the Resident Acting Company for Rosebud Theatre and works as an educator with Rosebud School of the Arts. Kelsey trained at Rosebud School of the Arts and Shakespeare Company in Lennox, MA. Favorite Rosebud credits include Fiddler on the Roof, Woza Albert!, $38,000 for a Friendly Face, and Our Town. An Artistic Associate with Suspension of Disbelief Theatre, her acting credits include Prospero in The Tempest,  Rosalind in As You Like It, Ophelia in Ophelia's Hamlet, and Hero in Much Ado About Nothing. Her writing credits include adaptations of The Little Prince, The Giant's Heart, and The Great Divorce. She authored Ophelia's Hamlet: in Memory of and co-created Wildwood Fire, which has toured across Western Canada.

 
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NORMA ROTH: ACTOR * DESIGNER *

A member of the Resident Acting Company for Rosebud Theatre and a professional theatre designer, Norma's credits on the Rosebud Theatre stage include The Skin of Our Teeth, The Curious Savage, Cariboo Magi, Voice of the Prairie, A Rosebud Country Christmas, and The Miracle Worker, among others. Some of her many design credits include Valley Song, Last Train to Nibroc, The Secret Garden, Queen Milli of Galt, Gifts of the Magi, and Shadowlands. Norma is a graduate of Rosebud School of the Arts (FRSA) and the University of Alberta (BFA).