Biography


R. Morrison in NOISE (2012, Verb Theatre)
Jamie Dunsdon is the Artistic Director of Calgary's Verb Theatre, and an active director, playwright, performer, and arts instructor.  She regularly teaches for the University of Lethbridge and Calgary Young People’s Theatre, and was honoured to be the Artistic Associate/Apprentice Artistic Director at The Grand Theatre in London, ON for the 2013/14 season.  

Jamie's interests and work spans the theatrical spectrum, ranging from contemporary Canadian drama to musical theatre to Shakespeare.  She places particular value in character, and seeks out stories that place emphasis on the stylistic intersections between content and form.  She embraces statements that begin with "What if theatre could __________?" and strives to ensure that her theatre is both accessible and intelligent.




SHOW BIO:

Directing Credits (Selected): Sextet, Lungs, The Dandelion Project, NOISE, Marg Szkaluba: Pissy’s Wife, Jim Forgetting, John and Beatrice, The Shape of a Girl (Verb Theatre); The Importance of Being Earnest, Playwrights Cabaret (The Grand Theatre); Macbeth, Village of Idiots, Richard III, The Lost Prince, A Little Princess (Calgary Young People’s Theatre); Bridge to Terabithia (Storybook Theatre); Grey Matter (Magic Word Theatre); Tree Hugger (Urban Curvz); The Year of Falling Down (Sage Theatre and Theatre BOMBUS); Productions in the Calgary International Children’s Festival and in The High Performance Rodeo. 

As Assistant Director: Elf: The Musical (The Grand Theatre); The Ends of the Earth (Vertigo Theatre); The Clockmaker (Alberta Theatre Projects); The Dishwashers (Downstage Theatre).

Other: Jamie is the Co-Artistic Director of Verb Theatre in Calgary, Alberta and a sessional instructor for The University of Lethbridge. She holds an MFA in Directing from The University of Calgary and a BFA in Performance from The University of Lethbridge.  She was also the Artistic Associate for The Grand Theatre in London during the 2013/14 season.

Upcoming: Unity (1918) at CYPT and Blackbird by David Harrower at Verb Theatre



For a full listing of Jamie's work, visit the Directing Resume page.


J. Robertshaw in The Shape of a Girl, Verb Theatre