S T É P HA N I E    M O R I N - R O B E R T PERFORMANCE SOCIETY

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Al Lafrance

Board of Directors, Treasurer 

Al Lafrance is an actor, improviser and storyteller who has established himself on the national and international scene, having performed in several countries all over the world. His solo shows "The Quitter" and "I Think I'm Dead" have gathered high praise throughout the Canadian Fringe festival circuit. He is a two-time recipient of the Just For Laughs Award for Best Comedy in Montreal, where he previously resided, before moving to Vancouver in 2018. In Montreal, Lafrance worked for both Theatre Ste Catherine and Mainline Theatre, fixtures of the growing independent theatre scene. In 2014, he co-founded Solos, a solo theatre-focused festival, and ran it for 4 editions before leaving the city. Lafrance holds a degree in Sound Engineering from Musitechnic in Montreal, and has produced a handful of records, released under the non-profit label "Bloody Underrated Records". He believes the future is bright.

 

Genevieve Larose-Farmer

Board of Directors, President

Originally from Quebec, Geneviève moved to Vancouver 5 years ago to begin a career as a French Immersion teacher for the Vancouver School Board. She holds a M.A. in Anthropology from Laval University in Québec City where she worked on a language revitalization project in partnership with the Huron-Wendat Nation. Social justice and reconciliation are at the center of her teaching practice. She believes that art is a powerful tool to awaken young minds. Geneviève devotes her time to youth development as an instructor in the Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Program, and as a volunteer for Camp Fircom.

 

Linnea Gwiazda

Board of Directors, Chairman

Linnea Gwiazda is a multidisciplinary artist, choreographer, performer, director and producer. Linnea holds a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Interdisciplinary Studies from Simon Fraser University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts, from Concordia University (Montréal QC). Linnea has worked as an administrator in a variety of performing and visual arts festivals and has performed and presented work across Canada and internationally. She is co-artistic director of O Albatross, director of the award-winning show AWKWARD HUG and is a Teaching and Research Assistant at SFU. Linnea is based in Vancouver on unceded traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the Xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations.

 

2010 - present

2010 - present