110 Arts Cooperative Board of Directors
Norman Armour is a Vancouver-based presenter, director, actor and interdisciplinary artist.
Since graduating from SFU’s School for the Contemporary Arts in 1986, he collaborated over 100 projects for the stage and other media. In 1990, Norman co-founded Rumble Productions, and as its artistic producer (1995-2005) established the company as a mainstay of Vancouver’s independent theatre scene.
During his tenure, the company’s mission embraced the creation and presentation of new works to innovative adaptations of classics, site-specific pieces, large-scale interdisciplinary events, dance/theatre collaborations and live-remote radio broadcasts. In 2003, he co-founded the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival and became its executive director in 2006. An annual, three-week, mid-winter festival, PuSh engages audiences and artists with adventurous contemporary performance, while promoting cultural exchange and development. Through creative residencies, commissions and industry-focused initiatives, PuSh also looks to play a larger role in the evolution of new aesthetics and creative communities—in Canada and abroad.
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 250 classical, new, and genre-bending music events with nearly 600 musicians and over 50 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 will be Artistic Director of the ISCM World New Music Days 2017 to be held in Vancouver and Victoria.
Born in England, schooled in Los Angeles, and University of California, Davis (Medieval English lit) and University of British Columbia (Film Studies). Taught English in Pennsylvania and English + Film Studies in Vancouver at Langara College and Film Studies at Douglas College.
Ildi and Roger have two daughters and a grandson, all of whom ride bikes. They enjoy travel that includes cycling.
He plays in a topical folk band called Fraser Union with six recorded albums (including original songs), performed at Vancouver Folk Music Festival, Wells ArtsFest, Vancouver Island MusicFest, Northwest Folklife in Seattle and hundreds of other venues, especially for benefits.
As well as on the board of 110 Arts Co-operative, he currently serves on the board of DOXA Documentary Film Festival and on the organizing committees of Jericho Folk Club and Tipper Supper Concert Series.
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 over 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 an Architect and Principal at Bing Thom Architects (BTA) where he has practiced for over two decades. He has played a leadership role on many of BTA’s projects including the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts (UBC), Central City/SFU Surrey, Arena Stage (Washington, DC), Tarrant County College (Fort Worth, Texas) and the new Surrey City Centre Library.
One of Michael’s earliest passions was the theatre and he draws a connection between producing great theatre and creating great architecture. 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.”
Kathleen is presently the Executive Director of DOXA Documentary Film Festival. She has worked at film organizations and festivals for over twenty years including as Festival Director of Twist: Seattle Queer Film Festival, Artistic Director at Planet In Focus Environmental Film Festival, and Director of Programming at Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival.
She was part of the international feature programming team at Hot Docs and shorts programmer for the Toronto International Film Festival, Vancouver International Film Festival, and Provincetown International Film Festival among others. Kathleen has a Master of Arts from Carleton University and a Master of Fine Arts in Film Production from York University. She has been on the board of The Images Festival of Independent Film and Video and Canadian Distribution Centre.
As a filmmaker Kathleen has written and directed a number of short films including you wash my skin with sunshine, Sleep Lines, and most recently Sundowning. Her award-winning documentary Breathtaking screened both nationally and internationally.
Kristina Lemieux is an arts administrator and contemporary dancer. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree with distinction from the University of Alberta with a major in Sociology and minor in Drama.
Since moving to Vancouver eight years ago she has worked with many of the City’s art organizations: Arts Umbrella, New Works, Out On Screen, Canadian Alliance of Dance Artists/West Chapter (CADA/West), Tara Cheyenne Performance, Theatre Replacement, Vancouver International Dance Festival (VIDF) and Vancouver Art Gallery. Currently, she is the Artistic Producer for Brief Encounters and the Facility Manager for Progress Lab 1422