Mission Statement


OUR HISTORY

City Stage New West, a not-for-profit society, was originally formed in July of 2005, with the intention of filling the cultural gap left in New Westminster by the closure of the Raymond Burr Theatre.

MISSION

City Stage New West aims to produce professional theatre in New Westminster that entertains, educates, and enlightens while strengthening respect for Canadian diversity.

OUR STRUCTURE

The society is governed by board members selected once a year at the November annual general meeting. The Board may also add members by vote if it is deemed necessary. Many of the activities of the Society are performed by committees. Non-board members may also serve on committees.

Who We Are


RENÉE BUCCIARELLI || PRODUCING ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Renée Bucciarelli, a resident of New Westminster, formerly enjoyed a twenty-year career in New York theatre as a professional actor, educator, and arts administrator, receiving critical acclaim from The New York Times for her work as a classical actor. She has served as volunteer artistic director of City Stage New West since 2008, as part of New Westminster's Youth Facility Task Force which helped build the Moody Park Youth Centre, and as a member of the New Westminster Arts and Culture Commission. For CSNW she has directed King Lear, Murder in the Cathedral, and Burning Up the The Infield: The 1974 Frasers, which she co-authored, and is proud to have produced the musical legacy project Stump City Stories by George Ryan. An honours graduate of Wesleyan University, and Simon Fraser University, she is the director/developer of The Shakespeare Playground, a drama/literacy program for youth.  She has appeared at many venues as Emily Dickinson in an acclaimed one woman show; and in tv and commercials. More info: www.fraj.com/renee

 PANSY JANG || BOARD PRESIDENT

Pansy Jang served as City Stage New West's Board President from March 2006 to November 2012, and from 2015 to the present; she served as Secretary/Treasurer 2013-2014. A life-long love of theatre fuels her determination to keep professional theatre alive in New Westminster. Pansy is a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Registered Acupuncturist, Osteopathic Manual Therapist, Registered Massage Therapist and Registered Clinical Hypnotherapist, with her own private practice in New Westminster for the past twenty-two years.

CALLYN DORVAL || BOARD VICE PRESIDENT


BARB GANGER || BOARD TREASURER


DAVE CLOTHIER || BOARD DIRECTOR


CHRIS WALMSLEY || BOARD DIRECTOR


HOWARD DAI || BOARD DIRECTOR
Howard Dai is a proud resident of New Westminster and a self-identified theatre practitioner who refuses to grow up. Raised in Taipei, he moved to the Royal City seven years ago and fell in love with this place immediately. He has been avidly involved in numerous arts and youth initiatives in New Westminster and Vancouver. As a producer, he is one half of "Two Gents of New West", which produces works that focuses on immersive experience and community engagement. He is currently studying Theatre Performance at Simon Fraser University’s School for the Contemporary Arts.


SPECIAL THANKS || FORMER BOARD MEMBERS & CONTRIBUTORS

Damon Calderwood (past long-term Board Member Extraordinaire), Rod Drown, Chris Robson, Bev Jakeman, Judith Berlin, Cindy Oxenbury, Jemma Downes, Denise Gaines, Barb Ganger, Patty Holmes, Chantal Hudspeth, Vicki Johnson, Ellie King, Vance Mcfadyen, Keri Minty, James Rowley, Glen Sergius,Wendy Smith, Anne Sutthery, Nancy Weston, David C. Jones, Craig Doyle.

Special thanks to Ashley Belm and Heidi Mueller for past support with promotional materials, and to Cora Price, Keegan Flick-Parker and (especially) Sally Wong for past tech support.