Meet some of the Class of 2015


Stephanie BAHNIUK - BFA Theatre Design
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Stephanie Bahniuk is currently in her fourth year of the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Design program at the University of Alberta. This past summer she had the opportunity to work for Williamstown Theatre Festival in Massachusetts. During her time with Williamstown, she was the Costume Designer for both the Fellowship Play (Mad Forest) and the Fellowship Musical (Dixon Family Album). She was also the Assistant Costume Designer for A Great Wilderness (assisting costume designer Jessica Pabst) and The Old Man and the Old Moon (assisting Lydia Fine). In her fourth year at the U of A, Stephanie will be the Costume Designer for Gabriel (directed by Amanda Bergen) and will be designing the set and lighting for BLT 3. Stephanie is also a member of the Ukrainian Shumka Dancers and has toured internationally and throughout Canada with the company.

Luay ELJAMAL - BA (Drama)/BEd (Secondary) Combined Degree
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Luay is a fifth-year student in the BA/BEd Combined program (Drama & Communication Arts). Originally Lebanese, Luay started gaining his theatrical experiences in Alberta through such productions as Grease (Keyano Theatre), Spring Awakening (University of Lethbridge), Urinetown (Cheepiyak Theatre), and Nine (Walterdale Theatre). He began directing in 2010, with The Insanity of Mary Girard, which won 6 provincial awards at the Alberta High School Drama Festival including "Outstanding Directing", "Outstanding Ensemble", "Outstanding Sound Design" and an honorary award for "Production Design". Since then he has directed two musicals at the University of Alberta-Seussical and Young Frankenstein-and designed lights for ABBEDAM's Mad Forest (2012). In the future, Luay hopes to further pursue his creative studies in Europe before settling down to teach in Canada.

Julie FERGUSON - BFA Stage Management
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Julie Ferguson just completed the Stage Management program at the University of Alberta. She is originally from Kelowna, BC. She is also the Production Manager of Punctuate! Theatre. Recent stage management credits include The Hitchcock Radio Show (Capitol Theatre), Ask Aggie (Small Matters Productions), Flow, Flight, Flux, & Fusion (Nextfest Dance), Dirt (Punctuate! Theatre), Pains of Youth (Studio Theatre), Vice Re-Versa (ASM - Punctuate! Theatre), Riff, Reinvent, & Resonate (SM & Lx Design - Nextfest Dance), Snout (Catch the Keys), Hear & Now (Media Room), Robin Hood (Snow Globe Festival), The Memorandum (ASM - Studio Theatre), Fuddy Meers (ASM - Studio Theatre). Julie is also a creator/performer; she recently appeared in Scars Are Healing Wrong and The Silence Project (Punctuate! Theatre). This season, Julie will stage manager The Three Penny Opera with Studio Theatre.

Sam FraughtonSamantha FRAUGHTON - BA Drama

Samantha is both excited and saddened to be graduating from a department that she is proud to have been a part of for the past 4 years. Her time as a drama major has introduced her to incredible people that have made her degree the most memorable years of her life thus far. Samantha plans to apply the knowledge she has gained in drama towards her dreams of winning Miss Universe Canada, and a career as a lawyer. She looks forward to more adventures with the U of A Drama family as she begins another degree in the fall.

Lore GREEN - BFA Stage Management
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Lore is in her fourth and final year of the BFA Stage Management program at the UofA. Originally from BC, Lore has enjoyed these past four years here in Edmonton. Recent credits include: Asst. Stage Manager for Machinal (Media Production), Blood Wedding (Studio Theatre), Orchesis (Dance Motif), The Inspector General and Wonderful Town (Citadel Young Company). Lore has had the joy of being Stage Manager for the new work, Impurities (Edmonton Fringe Festival) as well as A Peek Under Our Skirts (Skirts Afire Festival) and Much Ado About Nothing (Media Production). Lore also enjoyed being a Production Assistant for The National Elevator Project (Theatre YES). Lore has also had a lot of opportunities to work on shows for the UofA Studio Theatre seasons these past three years, such as Running Crew for Bloody Poetry and Stage Carp/Running Crew for The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, which she enjoyed immensely.
Chloe HANSEN - BA (Drama)/BEd (Secondary) Combined Degree

Chloe Hansen is graduating from the BA/BEd combined program, majoring in Drama and minoring in Music. At 21 years old, she has lived in Edmonton for most of her life. Chloe has enjoyed honing her theatre skills at the University of Alberta, especially in productions such as Welcome to Thebes (Moira Buffini) and smaller directing/acting projects. She has also participated in the directing of three plays at St. Albert Catholic High School, including The Outsiders (S. E. Hinton), The Crucible (Arthur Miller), and Trojan Women (Euripides). Chloe has completed her Introductory Field Experience (IFX) in the Fall 2013 term and is looking forward to her Advanced Field Experience (AFX) in the Winter 2015 term, marking the end of her university career. She is ecstatic to go beyond her home at the University of Alberta and engage in new life experiences as a teacher. She would like to thank all of her peers and professors who have guided her through this journey, and she is looking forward to all that is to come.

Jarrett Hennig

Jarrett HENNIG - BA (Drama)/BEd (Secondary) Combined Degree

In 2010, Jarrett made the journey to Edmonton from his small hometown of Swift Current, Saskatchewan to further his knowledge in the world of theatre and education. Immediately after beginning his studies in the department of Drama, Jarrett knew that he had made the right choice. His experiences at University of Alberta have been nothing but exciting and memorable. Words cannot describe how thrilled he is to receive both his Bachelor of Arts in Drama as well as a Bachelor of Education at the same time. Since coming to Edmonton, Jarrett has been involved with a number of productions including Caryl Churchill's Mad Forest and Moira Buffini's Welcome to Thebes. A huge thank-you goes out to all the professors and peers that have been involved in making the past five years an unforgettable adventure.

FengYi (Mona) Jiang - BFA Stage Management
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Mona is an international student who was born and raised in Qingdao, China where she studied acting and dance from a young age. She has worked as assistant TV director and appeared on local television shows. She is presently a fourth year BFA Stage Management student who is enjoying learning the art of stage management along side her amazing peers. She has worked in the wardrobe department on both Ghost Sonata and The Memorandum and was a stage manager on Studio Show Loveplay and Media Show Red Light Winter, assistant stage manager on pool (no water), Much Ado About Nothing and Tape. She worked for Theatre Yes company on National Elevator Project and Abbedam in 2013, and worked for Die Fledermaus in Edmonton Opera as apprentice stage manager and in 2014. Also, she worked for Candide, Carmen, and Cendrillon as stage manager and assistant stage manager in Opera Nuova this summer. Many thanks to classmates, the amazing cast and crew that she has worked with.

Josh LANGUEDOC - BA (Drama)/BEd (Secondary) Combined Degree
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 A YMCA child-care educator, improv coach at Avonmore School, and published sociological scholar, Josh Languedoc has found inspiration in nurturing the minds of those younger than him. Working through his Education After-Degree, Josh thoroughly thanks the drama department for making him a better collaborator, listener, performer, and human being. Currently, Josh's play, Killing Earl (tentative-title), will be presented at New Works 2015. Outside of the U of A, Josh has performed in several shows. Select credits include: Mungojerrie in Cats, The Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz (Festival Players); Art Milligan in The Mail Order Bride (Walterdale Theatre); and Audrey 2 Puppeteer in Little Shop of Horrors (Two-One-Way-Tickets-to-Broadway Productions). Josh's directing classes also led him to direct Hansel and Gretel and Honk the Musical (Festival Place). Josh is also a leader in Go 4 Broke Productions, an improvisation comedy troop that performs around the city and workshops in schools (

Alodie LAROCHELLE - BA Drama Major

Alodie Larochelle is an aspiring writer, theatre technician, lighting designer, photographer, and creator of devised theatre. She has many clown and mask characters, and keeps developing more. She has worked on many productions within the drama department, and has been ASM for two shows produced by L'UniThéâtre. She looks forward to being dramaturge for Jordan Sabo's New Works play An Inside Sick this year, to photographing the four Media Room shows, and to teaching after-school drama classes. Have a look at her creative writing blog, Many thanks to her instructors, friends and family.

Sareeta LOPEZ - BA (Drama)/BEd (Secondary) Combined Degree

Hailing from beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, Sareeta Lopez is looking forward to receiving her BA/BEd combined degree from the University of Alberta in 2015. Sareeta has been a performer from a young age, beginning as a dancer and soon developing a passion for acting and directing. Over her years at the university, Sareeta has been involved in a number of student-run productions, as a performer in Seussical: The Musical in her second year, and in various directing scenes in the Drama department, including Victoria in Cloud Nine, Sandy in The Crackwalker and Silvia in The Speculator. Sareeta also has an interest in technical theatre; she was sound designer for the campus musical Young Frankenstein in her third year, and this year she was involved with ABBEDAM as lighting designer. Sareeta has thoroughly enjoyed her time within the drama department, and is grateful for all that it has brought her.

Camille MALTAIS - BFA Theatre Design
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Camille Maltais is originally from Sharon, Ontario but has been living in Edmonton for the past three years. During that time she has greatly enjoyed discovering the wonderful theatre community found in Edmonton. Over the past summer she worked with Opera Nuova as the Lighting Designer for their three shows, as well as their Assistant Set Designer and Co-Head of Props. She also enjoyed working on and co-designing the Fringe show Sundogs. Upcoming shows include, Assistant Lighting Designer for Loveplay, Costume Designer for Salome, and Props Designer/Head of Props for Six Degrees of Separation. Website:

Corrine PELLETIER - BA (Drama)/BEd (Secondary) Combined Degree
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Corrine Pelletier is a born and bred Calgarian who fell in love with theatre at the impressionable age of 9 playing Mrs. Weasley in an interpreted stage version of Harry Potter. Over the years Corrine has fluttered from one theatre discipline to another, selected credits include stage managing, Young Frankenstein (University of Alberta Student's Union); acting, Love of the Nightingale (Walterdale Theatre); and directing, The Celine Dion Songbook (University of Alberta). After this self-exploration, Corrine has settled on imparting knowledge though teaching. Upon graduation Corrine plans to teach drama -- and perhaps even some English language arts -- to Junior and/or Senior High School students. Corrine thanks her parents who have always been supportive or her sometimes crazy antics; her clown, Special, who allows herself to be an outlet for creativeness; and her high school drama teacher Ms. DoAmaral, Corrine can only hope she'll be half the teacher that you were. Love you all.

Kate Quinn-FeehanKate Quinn-Feehan - BFA Stage Management
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Kate is currently a fourth year stage management student. Before coming to the U of A she completed the Theatre Production Diploma from Grant MacEwan University in 2010. Pervious credits include The Taming of the Shrew (Freewill Shakespeare), When the Rain Stops Falling and Pool: No Water (Studio Theatre), Ironmistress and Hear and Now (University of Alberta), Hospital, Ding-a-Ling, and SexEd(Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival). Next up she will be stage managing Loveplay and Dream Play to finish off her final year of her BFA. Thank you for coming out and supporting the arts in Edmonton.

Liam Salmon - BA Drama Major
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Liam is graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Drama through the After-Degree program previously finishing his Bachelor of Education in 2013. He was part of the costume design team for ABBEDAM's production of Angels in America Part 1 (2013), and dramaturged and adapted their production of Orestes 2.0 (2014). His plays, All That's Left and Silence and the Machine premiered as part of the New Works Festival in 2014 and 2015. He was also part of the Citadel Young Playwriting Company for four years where he wrote several short plays and three longer ones, All That's Left, The Last Dandelion and DIG from 2010 to 2014. He's excited to continue putting his pen to the page and seeing where that takes him.

Cheyenne SykesCheyenne SYKES - BFA Theatre Design
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Originally from Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Cheyenne Sykes is enjoying the active theatre community of Edmonton. She has spent the last two summers at Williamstown Theatre Festival, first in the scenic art department, and most recently as a Lighting Intern. In addition to acting as an electrician on the Main Stage and Nikos shows she also served as the Assistant Master Electrician/Programmer for Fool for Love (Des. Justin Townsend) and designed lighting for the premier of Swept (Workshop at Williamstown Theatre Festival). Her upcoming credits at the university include: Lighting/Set Design for Gabriel (October 2014) and Asst. Set Designer for Blavatsky's Tower (December 2014). Select credits include: Lighting/Set Design for The Body of a Woman as a Battlefield in the Bosnian War (Vancouver Fringe), Lighting Design for Red Light Winter (Bleviss Laboratory Theatre), Costume Design for a LeTabby Lexington burlesque routine, and Design Intern for The Soul Collector (Catalyst Theatre).

Alison YANOTA - BFA Theatre Design
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Alison Yanota is a fourth year student in the BFA Theatre Design program at the University of Alberta and a graduate of the Mount Royal Technical Theatre program. Recent design credits include: Beware, Beware (Duckrabbit, Edmonton Fringe - Production Design), The Grey Zone (Theatre Virus, Calgary/Edmonton Fringe - Production Design), Control (Major Matt Mason - Production Design), La Nuit, La Raison Dort (L'UniThéâtre - Production Design), Ironmistress (U of A, Media Room - Costume Design), Dirt (Punctuate Theatre - Lighting Design), Richard III (U of A, Media Room - Lighting Design), Girls! Girls! Girls! (Major Matt Mason - Production Design), Vice Re-Versa (Punctuate Theatre - Costume Designer), Air (Major Matt Mason - Production Design). Upcoming Credits include: Salome (U of A, Media Room - Set and Lighting Design).