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.
Charlotte Loeppky, Vice-President
Growing up in a musical family, Charlotte learned early to sing and play the piano, and fondly remembers her first theatrical solo in grade 4, singing Nancy's part in "I'd Do Anything for You" from "Oliver!" Over the years she has performed on stage in Godspell, Crazy for You, Guys and Dolls, Brigadoon, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Diary of Anne Frank, August: Osage County and many more.
Charlottte has also directed and produced over 15 years worth of middle school plays and musicals and has served 4 years with the Calgary-ACTS board and Adjudication Team. Stage management credits include "Les Misérables" with Storybook Theatre in 2010.
Over a period of 6 years, Charlotte attended intensive Meisner Technique workshops and theatre courses under the teaching of Cindy MacCaulay at Playhouse North School of Theatre, which lead to working opportunities in film and TV. She appears in episodes of "Hell On Wheels" (Netflix), "Tin Star" (Amazon Prime) and a featured role in soon to be released "John, 316" (Mind Engine Productions).
Currently, Charlotte writes music and teaches private lessons in guitar, piano and performance, and performs with two local bands - "Wild Rose Duo" and "Band in the Corner." She considers herself a lifelong student of the arts, and happily looks forward to the next opportunity to work creatively with others
Jane Tetley, Secretary/Treasurer
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..
Colleen Lindenbach, Director at Large
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.
Jay Newman, Director at Large
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.
Harold Squire, Director at Large
I have been playing music since 2007 on trumpet primarily and have always enjoyed participating in the creative arts. Aside from music, I did a little bit of drama back in high school, and then went into music and theatre training at the University of Calgary where I did a little bit of everything. I started with basic tech, how to fix costumes, hang lights, sketch characters etc., and in my second year I did an acting course, taught by Val Campbell. I then received an opportunity to work with a small publishing company in Calgary called Tyche Ltd. where I recorded three audio books as a voice actor. From there, I went on from there to act in a few short plays with the directing classes at U of C and took a few voice classes with Jane MacFarlane and finished up my time at university with a set design course. During this time, I was also learning about music, how to teach it, and of course doing many, many concerts.
I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Music with a minor in Theatre and after I graduated, I acted in the Canadian Badlands Passion Play in 2018 and also took part in the 2019 Passion Play - performing on trumpet. In 2018 I was also a member of the chorus in Bizet's Carmen.
In 2019 I joined Imagine and designed the soundscape for The Woman in Black, which I won a CAT Award for and additionally I functioned as an assistant director when Darryl took the stage. I was also one of the musical directors for Dreams of Broadway 2 until we stopped the production due to COVID-19.