Jenna Rodgers – Artistic Director
Jenna is a mixed-race freelance director and dramaturg based in Calgary. She is the 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. She is also an arts equity advocate, an active member of the Consent and Respect in Theatre (CART) collective; the Vice President of equity, diversity and inclusion for LMDA; and the Board Chair for Theatre Alberta. 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 is the recipient of a 2018 Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Emerging Artists.
Recent Directing credits include: Chromatic Theatre (Winners and Losers, Cowboy Versus Samurai); fu-GEN Theatre (Mixie and the Halfbreeds); Workshop West Theatre (Beyond the Darkness);; Pape and Taper Theatre (Timmy, Tommy, and the Haunted Hotel); and Lunchbox Theatre (我的名字是张欣恩。, Let the Light of Day Through). She holds a MA in International Performance Research from the universities of Amsterdam and Tampere.
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.