Having worked on every side of the stage, and in almost every business sector, as a community builder and arts entrepreneur, Darryl has enjoyed creating and leading cultural organizations across Western Canada over the past 30 years. Darryl has the pleasure of founding six arts organizations, building including three performing arts schools, and has directed and designed over 70 productions including WEST SIDE STORY, FAME-THE MUSICAL, JOHN & JEN, BIG RIVER, YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, THE 7TH CIRCLE, CITY OF ANGELS, NOISES OFF and THE HOBBIT. Darryl has also been part of five different theatre/performing arts centre projects – raising funds, designing and operating facilities ranging from small black box theatres to full multi-theatre community arts centres.
Jane Tetley, Vice-President
Jane has been on stage since elementary school, in school plays, weddings, and even funerals and other musical productions. She has been singing professionally since the age of 15 and is still at it.
Jane joined the Calgary Community Theatre family in 2011 and has done several shows (14 to date) since. She also performs Improv and does Murder Mysteries and ‘Game Shows’ in and around Southern Alberta. Jane has also dabbled in the film industry, having had a speaking role or playing an extra in seven projects. On occasion, Jane still performs in her duo “Wild Rose”, during Stampede, for private parties, as well as in Senior Residences. She also actively participates on the Calgary-ACTS Board of Directors as well as the Board of Imagine Performing Arts..
Kal Macdonald, Secretary
Kal has appeared in local and regional theatre productions, including EVITA and ANNE OF GREEN GABLES for Theatre Calgary and numerous Stage West shows. He also performed as Lead Vocalist on board Cruise Lines. Since returning to Calgary in 2000 and resuming a career in Interior Design, Kal has performed in multiple shows with the Calgary Opera Chorus.
Rob Fulton, Treasurer
Rob is excited to be joining the Imagine board and stepping into the envious role of Treasurer for 2019-2020 season. Rob has been involved in Calgary’s Community Theatre for more than 25 years as a producer, board member, actor and singer with a number of groups including Calgary Gilbert and Sullivan Society, Morpheus Theatre, Workshop Theatre, Front Row Centre Players, TimeQuake Productions and Gas & Light Productions. When he is not helping to build the arts, Rob is a professional chemist (ACPA) and geologist (APEGA) who has been providing technical and managerial expertise to Calgary’s Oil and Gas Industry for more than 40 years.
Jay Newman, Chair - Facility Committee
Having been involved in Calgary Community Theatre since 1995, Jay has taken part in over 30 productions both on stage and off. Over the years he has been seen in such productions as TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE, NOISES OFF, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, MACBETH and several GILBERT & SULLIVAN Operettas. Behind the scenes he has directed five productions including SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION, THE SLEEPING BEAUTY PANTOMIME and SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN. He is currently working on a production which opens this fall in Okotoks, a Pantomime that he wrote called THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE SWING. Jay is very excited to be a part of Imagine Performing Arts and looks forward to many exciting seasons ahead.
Colleen Lindenbach, Chair - Education Committee
Colleen has been involved in music since, at the age of four months, her future piano teacher informed her mother that Colleen must study piano because she had such big hands! She completed her BMusEd in 1989 and discovered a love of musical theatre after getting a role that her drama prof suggested she audition for. Colleen worked as a music educator in school systems in both Saskatchewan and Alberta for 20 years and moonlighted as a musical director and vocal coach. Now in Calgary for a decade, Colleen spends her days at her music and performing arts school - Music and Play. Favourite musical directing credits include WEST SIDE STORY, BIG RIVER, PAPER WHEAT, and THE 7TH CIRCLE.