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, she is the director/developer of The Shakespeare Playground, and is a Langara College certified hatha yoga teacher. 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.

DAMON CALDERWOOD || BOARD VICE PRESIDENT

Vancouver born, Damon has performed in over 150 shows since age 9. including the Canadian Premiere of Holmes and Watson Save the Empire!,  several incarnations of the title role in Billy Bishop Goes to War in several venues Caleb in The Spitfire Grill with Pacific Theatre, Little Shop of Horrors with Blue Bridge Theatre, The Birds (Gateway Theatre), The Wizard of Oz (Carousel Theatre), Fiddler on the Roof (Chemainus Theatre Festival), The Forbidden Phoenix (Gateway Theatre), Christmas on the Air (Pacific Theatre), Stump City Stories (City Stage New West), I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (Oregon Cabaret Theatre), The Blue Light (Keyano Theatre), Sicamous Follies Five (S.S. Sicamous Restoration Society), The Full Monty (Patrick Street Productions.

Favorite roles include the title role in The Elephant Man (Pacific Theatre), Motel and Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof (Royal City Musical Theatre), Dylan Thomas in Dylan (Elder College), Leslie Williams in The Hostage (Elder College), Sir Benjamin Backbite in The School for Scandal (Presentation House), Bardolph in Henry V (Bard on the Beach), and Hucklebee in The Fantasticks (Elder College).

A wildlife photographer, Damon is author of Flights of Fantasy: Photographing North American Birds. He is currently writing his second book Moments of Discovery.

BARB GANGER || BOARD TREASURER


DAVE CLOTHIER || BOARD DIRECTOR


CALLYN DORVAL || BOARD DIRECTOR


SPECIAL THANKS || FORMER BOARD MEMBERS & CONTRIBUTORS

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.