The 110 Arts Cooperative Board of Directors is comprised of 2 representatives from each of our member organizations, one of whom is a staff member and one from that organization’s own board of directors. While sitting on the board, these individuals make consensus-based decisions that are in the best interest of the 110 Arts Cooperative, as what benefits the co-op also benefits our members.
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David Pay is the founder and Artistic Director of Vancouver’s Music on Main for which he has earned an international reputation as one of today’s leading-edge classical and contemporary music programmers. Since 2006, the series has produced more than 350 classical, new, and genre-bending music events with in excess of 1000 musicians and over 100 world premieres, leading The Huffington Post to write that Dave’s programming has “spanned the range of human experience.”
He has served on faculty at The Banff Centre and Capilano University and was Artistic Director of the ISCM World New Music Days 2017 held in Vancouver.
Roy Surette was Touchstone’s Artistic Director from 1984 to 1997. He returned in July 2017 to Touchstone Theatre after twenty years: ten where he enjoyed island living as Artistic Director for the beautiful Belfry Theatre in Victoria and ten at the helm of Montreal’s esteemed Centaur Theatre in Montreal where he was Artistic & Executive Director.Much of his career has involved championing new work and Canadian playwrights and he is proud and happy to be back home working in Vancouver’s resilient and inspiring cultural community. He has received multiple awards as a director, has directed across Canada, including for National Arts Centre, Canadian Stage, Shaw Festival, The Arts Club Theatre, The Vancouver Playhouse, Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, Theatre Calgary, Axis Theatre, Carousel Theatre and productions in Scotland and Australia. Roy has had the great pleasure of working with many incredible theatre makers since graduating from Studio 58 a long, long time ago.
Roger was born in England, schooled in Los Angeles, and at University of California, Davis (Medieval English lit) and University of British Columbia (Film Studies). He taught English in Pennsylvania and English + Film Studies in Vancouver at Langara College and Film Studies at Douglas College.
He plays in a topical folk band called Fraser Union with six recorded albums, has performed at the Vancouver Folk Music Festival, Wells ArtsFest, Vancouver Island MusicFest, and hundreds of other venues, especially for benefits.
As well as on the board of 110 Arts Co-operative, he currently serves as Assistant Chair on the board of DOXA Documentary Film Festival and is on the organizing committees of Jericho Folk Club and Tipper Supper Concert Series.
Selina Crammond is the Director of Programming at DOXA Documentary Film Festival. She is passionate about all things people, art and social justice. Selina has worked and volunteered with a number of organizations including Vancouver International Film Festival, CBC Radio, CiTR Radio and Girls Rock Camp Vancouver. Her love for the arts extends to her downtime as she plays drums in Supermoon, currently signed to Mint Records. Selina earned a degree in Communication and Film Studies from Simon Fraser University (SFU) and is an associate of SFU’s Institute for Humanities.
Roxanne Duncan is the Managing Director of the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival. Prior to joining PuSh in 2014, Roxanne was managing director of The Theatre Centre (Toronto), where she was a key member of the management team responsible for the creation of its $6.2 million live arts hub in Toronto’s West Queen West neighbourhood.
A graduate of the University of Toronto’s Drama program, her career began in Edinburgh in 2005 working with Aurora Nova and Paul Lucas Productions. She relocated to Toronto in 2007 where she worked as a manager, producer, and fundraiser with a range of remarkable Toronto-based companies including Volcano Theatre, Peggy Baker Dance Projects, Dreamwalker Dance, Acting Upstage, Why Not Theatre, Company Theatre, and Soulpepper Theatre.
Pamela Hawthorn, a graduate of the Yale Drama School, was the Artistic/Managing Director of The New Play Centre (now Playwrights Theatre Centre) for eighteen years. While there she directed the first production of more than 30 new Canadian plays including Rosen’s Ned and Jack, Angel’s The Unveiling, and Lambert’s Under the Skin.
Across Canada Pamela has directed at numerous theatres including the Vancouver Playhouse, Victoria’s Bastion and Belfry Theatres, the Globe in Regina, and at the Stratford Festival. She spent a season at the McCarter Repertory in Princeton, New Jersey, and directed for two seasons at the Missouri Rep. in Kansas City. She has also directed plays for and taught at Douglas College, the University of B.C. and at Studio 58, Langara College.
Pamela spent seven years as the Creative Director in the western office of Telefilm Canada.
Michael Heeney is the President and CEO of the Surrey City Development Corporation (SCDC) where he plays a catalytic role in the development of one of Western Canada’s fastest growing cities. Prior to taking this position Michael practiced architecture for over 25 years both in Metro Vancouver and internationally. Some of the projects that he played a leadership role on include the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts (UBC), Central City/SFU Surrey, Arena Stage (Washington, DC), Tarrant County College (Fort Worth, Texas), Surrey City Centre Library, the Woodridge Library in Washington DC, the Butterfly building at First Baptist Church (Vancouver) and the new SFU Surrey Engineering building.
One of Michael’s earliest passions was the theatre and he draws a connection between producing great theatre and creating great buildings. The need to understand human nature and the energy and intensity required to see a project through are similar in both disciplines and, as Michael says, “In many ways, architecture is a stage set for life.”
Chris Sklar is an Architect and Principal of Lodge Architecture. Born and raised in Vancouver, Chris travelled the world working for award-winning firms in Rotterdam, Berlin, and New York before returning home to hang up his shingle in 2017.
Chris grew up listening to classical music with his family and, as a young man, worked at Vancouver’s Magic Flute. The record shop helped connect Chris to Vancouver’s rich music community and form relationships that continue today on the board of Music on Main.