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

Creative Producer

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.

Michaela Freeman

House Stage Manager & Front of House Coordinator

Michaela started stage managing for TIC in 2016 and immediately fell in love with the community. After completing the Stagecraft program at Douglas College, Michaela 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. You will see her at the front door, in the booth, in the rehearsal hall and occasionally onstage (when the stars align).

Hillary Frew

Production Manager

Hillary first fell in love with theatre at Maple Ridge Christian School, and then want on to complete the stage craft program at Douglas College. She has toured with Good Soil Theatre, and was stage manager for the long running Vancouver production of Tony and Tina’s wedding.

 

Do You Want to Be Involved

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