Our Team

Meet the people behind Theatre in the Country

Reg Parks 

Artistic Director

Reg started Theatre in the Country after being encouraged to do so by students and parents invovled with his drama class at Maple Ridge Christian School. He has been teaching there since 2001 and is thrilled that many people from that fine community have joined with him here at TIC to continue making the magic.

Reg is a theatrical jack of all trades. While acting is his first love, he has expanded into all roles: producer, director, writer, designer and teacher. He holds an MA in Theatre, and loves attending theatre in Vancouver and around the world with Erin who is his partner in magic at TIC.

Erin Parks


Erin started TIC with her husband, Reg, and it has been a thrill to see it grow! Erin is an award-winning documentary filmmaker with a passion to understand and celebrate our local and global community. For the past 20 years, Erin has been a video editor in the Vancouver TV and film community. She shoots and edits all promotional videos, along with the show projections for TIC and is always excited when video can be integrated into a live production!

Erin was thrilled to co-direct her first play, Black Comedy, in 2019!


Graham Coates

Technical Director

Graham oversees all the technical functions at TIC: lights, video, sound, special effects and the occassional explosion are all in his domain. A self-proclaimed geek who loves flying radio controlled helicopters, he keeps TIC boyant and cheerful with his great attitude and huge heart.

When Graham is not at TIC he is a teacher and highly skilled IT guy. His wife Jessica is the Concession Manager here at TIC and the two of them enjoy being a part of our thespian community. They have both appeared on stage as well as behind the scenes.

Dayna Horn

House Stage Manager

Dayna is excited to be back for another round at TIC, now as House Stage Manager! Since joining the TIC crew in 2018, her favourite works include Little Women (ASM), Nana’s Naughty Knickers (VSM), and The Last Five Years (ASM). Other previous credits include Feb Fest (SM) at Pacific Theatre and Tales from Ovid (ASM), Cinderella Waltz (SM), and Switch Triptych (SM) at Douglas College, where they have recently graduated from the Stagecraft program. Thank you to Reg, Erin, and Kel for all their help at TIC, YH, CF, and DK for their help in getting her there, and to you, the audience, for supporting this community theatre!

James Morrison

Front of House Manager

James started with Theatre in the Country as a stagehand back in 2014 and the rest truly is history. He has been seen all over, from actor to set builder to now running Front of House.

He has seen the majority of his theatre life right here and always finds his way back into the folds of his TIC family. He hopes to see you all soon, either online or in the theatre!


Kel Freeman

Lighting Designer

Kel started stage managing for TIC in 2016 and immediately fell in love with the community. After completing the Stagecraft program at Douglas College, Kel began doing lighting design and SMing for TIC and other theatres in the area, but always finds their way home to Theatre in the Country. Their work in lighting design can be seen in nearly every TIC show for the last few years. Kel currently attends UBC where they are studying Endangered Languages Preservation. They hope you enjoy the show!

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