Meet the Director and Playwright!
Lori began her theatre journey in 1982 and, since then, has been involved in virtually every aspect of the craft (she’s not very good with a hammer!). But, some formal training and a feel for “the big picture” has planted her in the director’s chair – a role she truly enjoys. Her directorial pursuits run the gamut including sketch comedy, dinner theatre, drama and main stage musical.
Pre-Covid, Lori’s more recent projects include a revue composed of comedy sketches and Broadway Show tunes, entitled Mixed Nuts – an Evening of Song & Schtick (2019)– a show she both compiled and directed; and she directed The Thin Grey Line (Cursive Writing Productions), which premiered at the 2019 Edmonton Fringe.
Post-pandemic, Lori directed her second Edmonton Fringe show, The Commandment (Simple Truth Theatre) in 2022 and is so very happy that we’re all getting back to the enjoyment of live theatre once again.
Lori served on the Board of Directors of Red Deer Players for five years and is currently serving her second term as President of Prime Stock Theatre – Red Deer’s only professional theatre company.
Caroline is an award-winning playwright who has written 31 plays which have had 61 productions across Canada and the USA. She is a member and past vice president of the Playwrights Guild of Canada. She is published in five anthologies and her trilogy of plays Palliser Suite was published by Frontenac House Press. She is currently an ambassador for the Dramatist Guild of America. She co-wrote Strategies - The Business of being a Playwright in Canada (with Rose Scollard) published by the Playwrights Guild of Canada. Last year her play, Selma Burke (with Maria Crooks), was a finalist for the Sharon Pollock Playwriting Competition.
Working as a professional dramaturg, she is the CEO and founder of Dramaturgy on Demand working weekly with playwrights in Canada and the USA. She is a member of the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas and has adjudicated nationally for contests and publishing houses. As literary manager Caroline worked for three theatre companies in Calgary. She has just finished her second non-fiction book Do it Yourself Dramaturgy.
Working as a freelance theatre critic, she sees every professional show in her city and is a member of The International Theatre Critics Association