Steven Hill: Co-Artistic Director
Steven Hill is Co-Artistic Director of Fight With a Stick (formerly Leaky Heaven) and has directed each of the company’s productions since the formation in 1999. During this time the company has received numerous awards including the Jessie’s Critics Choice for Innovation Award in both 2010 and 2011.With a team of long-term collaborators from a variety of disciplines he has devised both new works and adaptations of classics and follows an interest in devised theatre through rule-based playmaking techniques. He is also a writer and performer and a member of the faculty at Simon Fraser University’s School for Contemporary Arts.
Alex Ferguson: Co-Artistic Director
Alex Lazaridis Ferguson is a performance maker with a background in theatre. He has recently directed Nanay: A testimonial Play at PETA in Manila, performed in Penelope by Enda Walsh (Rumble Productions), performed in Bamboozled! (MACHiNENOiSY Dance-theatre). He began collaborating with Steven Hill in 2013 on Der wink. His chief interests are in performance spaces and performance design. Alex has contributed writing on performance to Theatre Research in Canada, Canadian Theatre Review, and Urban Mag (Belgium). He is a regular contributor to RealTime Arts (Sydney, Australia). Alex is a graduate of Studio 58 and Theatre at UBC.
Natalie LeFebvre Gnam: Operations Manager
Natalie is a dance artist and movement educator and arts administrator. She trained at L’École supérieure de ballet, in Montréal and has worked with classical and contemporary companies across Canada. In 2009, Natalie was awarded the Isadora Award for her performance in plastic orchid’s endORPHIN. The same year, she and choreographer/director James Gnam were named by the late Lola MacLaughlin as the emerging dance artists at Vancouver’s Mayor’s Arts Award. As a producer and administrator, Natalie has worked with The Cultch, Eponymous, DanceHouse and Electric Company Theatre. She is a graduate of Le Cégep du Vieux Montréal and Capilano University (Arts Management) and has level 1 certification in Conditioning-with-Imagery Training. Natalie is artistic producer of plastic orchid factory, an artist-run, interdisciplinary performance art company, a faculty member at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts and the chair of the Training Society of Vancouver. She is also pursuing a BFA at Simon Fraser University’s School for Contemporary Arts.
Aliya Griffin: Administrative Assistant
Board of Directors
Nicole ‘Coco’ Roberge