Our Team

LunaSea Theatre Comapny Board of Directors

Chair - Jennifer Garrigan

Secretary - Kathryn Reeves

Treasurer - Sharleen Kalyil

Members at Large - Sylvia Bell, Holly Arsenault

Co-Artistic Producers - Ailsa Galbreath, Kathleen Dorian

Ailsa Galbreath (left) and Kathleen Dorian (right)   Photo credit: James MacLean 

Ailsa is a theatre artist based in Punamu’kwati’jk (Dartmouth), Nova Scotia. She is a graduate of the University of  King’s College and Neptune’s Pre-Professional Training Program. She has worked with Gale Force Theatre Company, EFT, secret theatre ,PARC, HomeFirst, Zuppa Theatre, LunaSea Theatre Co, Neptune Theatre (School Tour), Halifax Theatre for Young People, Villain's Theatre, and QueerActs Theatre Festival. Ailsa is also a certified teacher of the Interactive Teaching Method of the Alexander Technique.

Kathleen is a theatre artist also based in Punamu’kwati’jk (Dartmouth). She is a DalTheatre graduate (2011), Atlantic Cirque graduate (2012) and Zuppa Theatre collaborator on How Small How Far Way (Robin). In recent years Kathleen assistant directed Some Blow Flutes by esteemed writer/director Mary Vingoe, and worked with Zuppa Theatre in This Is Nowhere. She has been on three tours with Mermaid Theatre performing black-light puppet shows across the US, China and Singapore (The Very Hungry Caterpillar, My Favourite Story Book/Guess How Much I Love You, The Rainbow Fish).

Together, Kathleen and Ailsa make up half of clown-troupe-turned-theatre-company Tea Time Creation Co, also founded by James Maclean and Gina Thornhill. They have created original works with Tea Time (First Date/Last Date, Gina is Dead) and brought a new take to the classics with their hit Romeo & Juliet: A Drink Along and more recently A Midsummer Night's Wet Dream. As a duo, Kathleen and Ailsa have created The Arborists (Skampede Festival, Victoria) and A Period Piece (Kinetic Open Series). Kathleen and Ailsa have two decades of experience between them in producing theatre work for various companies including Tea Time Creation Co, Misery Loves Theatre Company, and Magnetic North Theatre Festival. Newly at the helm of Lunasea, these two women are thrilled to be creating a new opportunity for underrepresented genders in the Halifax theatre scene.

Co-AP statement:

As we begin a new chapter with LunaSea, having worked our way through a pandemic and witnessed a drive for more social change, it feels more important than ever to tell stories that adequately represent the people around us. We are keen to produce work that steps outside the bounds of what audiences expect and highlights the voices of underrepresented genders including women, trans and non-binary identities. Our goal is to encourage and support emerging artists, new ideas that need nurturing, and present work at all stages of development and we are passionate about new work, subverting expectation and feminist storytelling.