As the founder and artistic director of Wunderdog Theatre, Shelby Bushell is excited to produce theatre that embraces a 21st century relationship with media and technology. Since graduating from UBC in 2014 with a double major Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Production and English Literature, she has been working in Vancouver’s theatre industry as a stage manager, tour coordinator, director, designer and general theatrical everywoman. Select directing credits include Tripping with Trump and Plum for the Brave New Play Rites Festival, The Shape of a Girl for Stone's Throw Productions and I Am For You by Mieko Ouchi for the 2017 Vancouver Fringe Festival. Most recently, she attended Rumble Theatre's Director's Lab workshop with Master Director Weyni Mengesha.
Jayda loves stories. Hailing from a background of large-scale event production, theatrical stage management and photography, everything she doess is in an effort to facilitate the telling of tales, and she adores finding the means to do so. In the past, she has production coordinated events such as TED, TEDSummit, TEDWomen, and TEDGlobal and LA CoMotion, Stage Managed "Rhinoceros" (UBC Theatre) and "Never the Sinner" (UBC Player's Club), Assistant Stage Managed Jessie Award Winning "Killer Joe" (Itsazoo Productions), Co-Founded Quimera Theatre Company, Started Jayda Paige Photography and learned how to fold a fitted sheet. She is a huge fan of theatre, podcasts, photography and the written word, and can't wait to see what adventure is going to come her way next.
Madelaine has always been invested in storytelling and its connection to the audience. This has manifested in her English Literature degree from UBC, and the fact that she has been involved with theatre since she was 6 years old. In the past, she has produced for the UBC Players Club, and stage managed several indie and larger scale productions, including I Am For You with Wunderdog at the 2017 Vancouver Fringe. She has also focused more on directing in the last year, and intends to continue as a director-producer-stage manager hyphenate. In her spare time, she is working her way through reading as many Robin Hobb novels as possible, and playing Dungeons and Dragons with her friends.
Born and raised in Vancouver BC, Sarah is a theatre artist who received her BFA in Acting from the University of British Columbia. Her training also includes the Canadian National Voice Intensive, the Manitoulin Conservatory for Creation and Performance (studying clown, bouffon, and physical theatre), and 15 years experience working with Shakespeare and other classic texts. She has worked as Assistant Director on Facts (United Players) and Over the River and Through the Woods(Metro Theatre). Most recently she directed Dog Sees God at CBC Studios (I Hate That Collective). She works as an Artistic Associate with Awkward Stage Productions and was both co-creator and director of their 2017 award-winning Fringe production, Carry On: A Musical. Other credits include associate producer for Gutenberg: The Musical, and producer on Cry Baby: The Musical and Milk Milk Lemonade (Awkward Stage Productions).