Jenna Rodgers – Artistic Director
Jenna is a mixed-race freelance director and dramaturg based in Calgary. She is the Associate Dramaturg at the Banff Playwright’s Lab at the Banff Centre for the Arts. Jenna runs Chromatic Theatre, a new Calgary company dedicated to producing work by and for diverse artists. Recent directing credits include:Lunchbox Theatre (Let the Light of Day Through) Chromatic Theatre (Winners and Losers; 10-Minute Play Festival, Cowboy Versus Samurai, Parched); and Common Ground (Beneath the Skin). Assistant Director: Vertigo Theatre (Wait Until Dark; The Big Sleep), Lunchbox Theatre (In on It; Book Club; Epiphany), Downstage (A Bomb in the Heart);Tarragon Theatre (carried away on the crest of a wave), and fu-GEN Theatre (Ching Chong Chinaman).
Beyond the Banff Centre, Jenna has had the pleasure of dramaturging work at the Kennedy Center, Lunchbox Theatre, Chromatic Theatre and fu-GEN Theatre. Jenna holds a MA in International Performance Research from the universities of Amsterdam and Tampere. When she isn’t at the theatre, she works with Antyx Community Arts, empowering and transforming youth through artistic engagement in their communities.
Alyssa Bradac – Chair, Board of Directors
Originally from Southern California, Alyssa received her BA in Acting from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon and MFA in Directing from the University of Calgary. She has worked at some of the top regional theatres in the US, including Shakespeare & Company, The Laguna Beach Playhouse, Shakespeare Orange County, and the Son of Semele Ensemble, among others. She is proud to be part of Chromatic Theatre, and the Calgary theatre community. Recent acting credits include: Twelfth Night, Macbeth, This is How I Left, Venus & Adonis, King Lear. Recent directing credits include: Late: A Cowboy Song, Wihtiko, The Love of the Nightingale, Eurydice, The Comedy of Errors.
Kristen Padayas – Artistic Associate
Kristen is a graduate of Grant MacEwan College’s Theatre Arts Program and the University of Alberta’s Bachelor of Fine Arts Acting Program. Select Acting Credits Include: On the Banks of the Nut, The Scent of Compulsion (Teatro la Quindicina), Bare: A Pop Opera (Raw Mango Theatre), Matt & Ben, Coast, The Goodbye Day (Theatre Transit), Working It Out (Alberta Workers’ Health Centre), Bone Wars (Punctuate Theatre), Apple (Sage Theatre), Flight Risk (Lunchbox Theatre).
In 2016, Kristen was nominated for an Elizabeth Sterling Haynes award for Outstanding Achievement in Theatre for Young Audiences for her work in the Sterling award winning production of ‘Under Cover’ produced by Concrete Theatre. Kristen is also a Co-Artistic Producer of the Sterling award-winning theatre company Impossible Mongoose.