About us

The Beach House Theatre Society consists of a group of creative and talented theatre industry members whose productions offer the audience a cultural, artistic experience in the glorious natural setting of Blackie Spit at Crescent Beach, B.C. The purpose of setting the production in the area is to connect the arts with the local community, to inspire artistically minded youth and to expose theatre-goers to the special charm of Crescent Beach. This is an excellent opportunity for the community to host an exciting summer event while boosting its profile as a progressive supporter of the arts.

By bringing together the community, arts and culture, and the natural beauty of Crescent Beach, the Beach House Theatre Society will inspire not only theatre-goers but local youth. The production will involve a wide range of local performing artists, designers, technicians and producers, with a goal of providing learning opportunities for youth to work alongside theatre professionals. The importance of providing arts education to youth is an integral part of the Beach House Theatre Company’s mandate.

Courtney Shields, Director

Courtney Shields
Courtney is ecstatic to be back with Beach House Theatre for another summer of Munsch shenanigans after appearing in last year’s production of Munsch Ado About Nothing! Court- ney is a graduate of the UBC BFA, as well as the Musical Theatre Diploma Program at Capilano University. She has had the great pleasure of performing with several theatre companies in the lower mainland, including: Footlight Theatre, Gateway, RCMT, Neworld Theatre, and TUTS. For the past year, Courtney has also been pursuing her Bachelor’s of Education with the goal of becoming a Secondary Drama Teacher. Thank you for supporting live theatre!

Sarah Adams, Production Manager

Sarah Adams
Sarah has been working live events for the past 20 years and is thrilled to be returning for a third year with Beach House as the production manager. One of the most enjoyable jobs she has with Beach House is working with the volunteers and mentoring some of the students. Thank you to everyone who helps make Beach House a success. contact sarah@beachhousetheatre.org

Breanne Harmon, Set Designer

Breanne Harmon
Breanne is thrilled to be back in Crescent Beach designing for Beach House Theatre for her fourth season. Breanne is a Vancouver-based designer, stage & production manager. For Beach House Theatre: The Importance of Being Earnest, Comedy of Errors, Twelfth Night, Munsch Ado About Nothing, The Three Munschketeers, Munsch Upon a Time. Elsewhere: One Plus One (Pipedream), Edges (two monkeys productions), The Chariot Cities (Chariot Cities Collective) andSeussical (Arts Connection). Currently, Breanne is stage managing Pet the Fish and Falling: A Wake for Chemainus Theatre Festival on Vancouver Island. Thanks to Candace, Rick, Geoff and Sarah! www.breannejacksonart.com Visit Breanne Harmon's website

Geoff McEvoy, Technical Director

Geoff McEvoy
After attending the stagecraft program at Douglas College Geoff McEvoy went on to work in theatre as a technical director. For the past 10 years he has been the Head Rigger at Riggit Services Inc. In 2005 Geoff became one of the first ETCP certified riggers in North America. In his position with Riggit Services he has focused on production rigging design, safety standards and technical consulting. Geoff has had the privilege of working on a wide array of shows from local musical theatre to international sporting events. Geoff spent much of his early career as Assistant Technical Director for Royal City Musical Theatre. In the months prior to the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, BC, he project managed several jobs, including the studio grid installations for the International Broadcast Centre. Geoff was also recently the Production Rigger for UFC 129 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario. Geoff is honored to be back working with Beach House Theatre as the technical director in his favorite place on earth, Crescent Beach.

Marion Dyck, President

Marion Dyck

Fran McEvoy, Outgoing President

Fran McEvoy
Graduate of Concordia University, counsellor at Girl’s Counselling Centre, Montreal; Crescent House Observation and Reception Centre, Montreal and Children’s Aid Society, Toronto. For the past 50 years have served on variety of Boards including: Montreal Oral School for the Deaf, Education Chair; President of Business School Wives, Western University; President Junior League of Montreal; Canadian Red Cross Pacific Region Board in variety of positions for 13 years; 15 years with Unicef BC primarily as Volunteer Coordinator of the Small Box (Halloween) Program. Although always a supporter of theatre wherever I lived this was my first opportunity to work with live theatre. It has been an amazing to be part of a Board that brings a variety of knowledge and experience to the table and to work with the talented Production Team, all professionals in their fields, who ensure that each production is a memorable one for the audience.

Sandra Miller, Board member

Sandra Miller

Drew Ratcliffe, Treasurer

Drew Ratcliffe

Linda Weston, Costume Designer

Linda Weston
Linda has been involved in costume design for amateur theatre for 13 years. She first became involved in the Earl Marriott Secondary theatre program as a costume volunteer when her children were students there. She has enjoyed creating costumes with Gale Smith, her costume mentor and partner, for the past four Beach House Productions. She would like to thank Rick and Candace for their support and her talented costume team for their dedication.

David Weston, Board Member

David Weston
David has been with Beach House Theatre (BHT) since the beginning, spending three years as House Manager and now starting his first year on the Board of Directors. David is a PhD candidate and instructor at Simon Fraser University, with previous degrees in English and History from SFU and Queen’s University. His expertise is in 17th and 18th century theatre, performance, and dramatic texts. He is an active member of The Institute for Performance Studies, holds a Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada Doctoral Fellowship and has, most recently, done archival research at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. David is thrilled to work with the Board of Directors, the talented artists, and the volunteers of BHT to bring exciting and incredible theatre to Crescent Beach.

Sebastien Galina, Web Developer, Social Media Manager

Sebastien Galina
Djangonaut • Post Production Supervisor • Advertising Copywriter. In a nutshell, I love computers and use them daily for creating works of art; however that doesn't stop me from breaking out the traditional paper and pen for doodling ideas. After studying computing science, networking technology and application level web design, I furthered my education in branding and graphic design. Now I apply all these elements into my job, supervising creative and facilitating others in developing strong visuals to match. Automation is key, and when a Python script can be written, it should. I use Python and the Django Framework when developing web sites and web applications for Boldly Creative Agency, Inc. including all it's web portals and it's official webpage. Visit Sebastien Galina's website

Ian Harmon, Director (2013)

Ian Harmon
Ian is thrilled to be working with such a tremendous group of people. He has performed all over this fine country. Past credits include 500 Words (Green Thumb Theatre), Snow White, Munsch Ado About Nothing, Munsch To Say!, Dracula and The Sunshine Boys for Che- mainus Theatre Festival. Other credits include Guys and Dolls (Gateway Theatre), Suburbia (Twenty Something Theatre), Werewolves (Pi Theatre) and Hay Fever (Presentation House). He just finished Assistant Directing Shrek for Theatre Under the Stars. Ian holds a BFA in acting from UBC and is a graduate of the Douglas College Theatre Program. Ian appears courtesy of the Canadian Actors Equity Association. Visit Ian Harmon's website

Lauren Keen, Assistant Stage Manager

Lauren Keen
A recent honours graduate from Douglas College in sport and health sciences, Lauren also obtained a minor in theatre and begins teacher training at SFU this fall. As a future educator and member of the Child & Youth Mental Health Collaborative, Lauren is passionate about supporting youth and community. Active in musical theatre for several years, Lauren is new to the Beach House company and thrilled to contribute to all that goes on behind the scenes in her role as Assistant Stage Manager. She wants to thank Rick & Candace for their friendship and trust, and a very special shout out to Abby for all her guidance.

Margaux Molson, Fmr. Board Member

Margaux Molson

Shilpa Narayan, Stage Manager

Shilpa Narayan
This is Shilpa's second year with Beach House Theatre Society and is absolutely thrilled to be working with such an amazing group of individuals. Last year, she had the opportunity to volunteer as stage hands. This year , she is honoured to have been given the opportunity to take on the role of Stage Manager for Munsch Upon A Time! Shilpa has been actively involved in theatre for the past 8 years with vast experience in production and acting. Shilpa's favourite and most memorable production has been The Laramie Project with theatre company Stingworks Production. Theatre to Shilpa is a way of life-it has inspired her in many ways and she is so excited to be back with Beach House!

Kate Prefontaine, Stage Manager

Kate Prefontaine
Kate is thrilled to be back in the saddle again at Beach House Theatre for the third year in a row as a stage manager! Kate would like to thank both casts and crews, and the produc- tion teams for their ceaseless dedication to these productions, Rick & Candace for their continued inspiration, Ian for the laughs, and Frosty for not panicking. Finally, Kate would like to thank her family for their support, and Aaron for sharing this crazy adventure yet again – “love you most”. SM credits include: Little Women (Arts Umbrella), Twelfth Night (Beach House), Blue Window (Douglas College).

Benjamin T. Stone, Graphic Designer

Benjamin T. Stone
I just take that to mean that I care when something is done well and made to last. Past lives as a theatre actor and later a school teacher have taught me the necessity of storytelling and the skill to guide a crowd on a journey. With a deep sense of nostalgia and a craving for tangible, I approach each task with an incurable personal investment and a workman-like disposition towards getting the job done. Visit Benjamin T. Stone's website

Harry Armstrong, Sound Designer / Operator

Harry Armstrong
Harry Armstrong is new to the Beach House Theatre this year and is thrilled to be part of the team! He is currently completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Emily Carr University of Art and Design.

Sam Bird, Lighting Operator

Sam Bird
My name is Sam Bird and this is my third year at Beach House Theatre. I have recently graduated from Capilano University’s 2 year Technical Theatre program. Previous Productions Include Cabaret, Treasure Island, and The Secret Garden to name a few. I am looking forward to this year’s production Of The Foreigner and hope you enjoy!