is the founder of Origins Theatre Projects Society and an
award winning producer. Hes toured throughout BC and
western Canada as an actor, acting with various Vancouver
and Victoria companies, as well as the Caravan Stage Company.
acting credits with Origins include Blue Dragons, Ambushed
and Diary of A Madman, and The Poet, The Friend and The Dark
Lady. His recent directing credits include Origins workshop
production of Defining Moments.
Victoria, he was artistic director of the student company
with Kaleidoscope Theatre. More recently, hes been an
ongoing player with the Shakespeare Project.
also co-founded CineVic, Victorias independent filmmakers
society and created the independent feature film Wooden Nickels.
A graduate of the National Voice Intensive SFU, Donnard also
graduated with a BFA from UVic.
recent years, hes focused more on his writing, completing
UBCs Creative Writing MFA program and is now currently
in his final year of an interdisciplinary PhD program at UBC
in Narrative and Drama Studies. His work has been presented
at international conferences, including Londons Central
School of Speech and Drama, Authoring Theatre (2011).
the Artistic Director of Origins, Donnard has been active
with the GVPTAs advocacy committee, coordinating an
ad hoc group to focus attention on the small venue producing
companies in Vancouver.
Theatre Projects Society Board of Directors
(Professional Musician/Landscaper) --President
(Business Entrepreneur, Upright Designs)--Treasurer
(Barrister and Solicitor, Miller-Thomson)--Board Member
(Freelance Actor and Director) Vice-President
(New Mother/Writer/Contract Lawyer)--Board Member
Honoured Members of the Society
Co-president, John Burns
(Managing Editor, Georgia Straight Newspaper)
President: Mike Doyle, (Poet)
Director (permanent, part-time)
Donnard MacKenzie, 604-608-7422
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