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Lianna Makuch

Artistic Associate

Lianna is an Edmonton-born, second generation Ukrainian Canadian theatre artist. Lianna has enjoyed a diverse career working as an actor, creator, instructor, and artistic producer. Her main artistic ventures have been as an Artistic Associate and Producer with Pyretic Productions. She has co-created several Fringe hits and worked as performer apprentice with renowned Canadian horror clown-duo, Mump and Smoot, on their production of CRACKED. Lianna has managed audience outreach and communications for several Edmonton arts festivals. And she co-founded, manages, and teaches at a children’s summer theatre camp, Spark! Youth Camp, which provides affordable arts education to youth in Edmonton’s Alberta Avenue Community. Lianna is a graduate of the BFA Acting Program at the University of Alberta.

After a successful workshop performance in March 2017, Lianna is currently developing the world premiere of Blood of Our Soil, which will take place in March 2018.

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Patrick Lundeen

Artistic Associate

Patrick Lundeen is a teacher, acting coach, producer and an Elizabeth Sterling Haynes nominated actor. Patrick is also the Co-Founder and past Executive Director of Common Ground Arts Society, the organization behind Edmonton’s annual "Found Festival".  In 2014, he received the Enbridge Emerging Artist Award through Nextfest and in 2016, he was nominated at the Mayor's Evening for Arts Awards for his Courage to Innovate in the Arts. For four seasons Patrick worked as an Associate Director of Outreach at the Citadel Theatre, and he acted as Catalyst Theatre’s Intern Artistic Director for the 2015/2016 theatre season.

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Matthew MacKenzie

Artistic Associate

Matthew Mackenzie is a multi-award winning playwright, and current artistic producer with Punctuate Theatre. Among his awards and recognition are the National Theatre School's Lieutenant Governor’s award for excellence and community involvement, Tarragon Theatre's Top Emerging Playwright Award (2012), and he was the 2010 Grand Prize recipient of the 44th Alberta Playwriting Competition. Matthew has had nearly a dozen of his works produced in Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, and New York. Since the 2014 theatre season, Matthew has had 8 professional premieres of his work across Canada.