Oakey, Christine

Equity Stage Manager

After 10 years of touring as a stage manager with Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia Christine has tallied up over 1,100 performances, in 5 languages with 12 different shows.  Travelling (slash working) throughout the United States and Canada as well as to South Korea, Singapore, and a 10 city tour of China has given Christine an extraordinary view of the world of Theatre for Young Audiences, and the impact it can have. Other TYA credits are closer to home (and schools) with Alive Theatre throughout Nova Scotia and Roseneath Theatre in Ontario and most recently in the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia on 9 Interactions with Art (Halifax Theatre for Young People).

For grown ups, Christine has worked as a stage manager with many of Atlantic Canada’s theatres, including 2b, Theatre New Brunswick, Eastern Front Theatre, Two Planks and a Passion, Zuppa Theatre, Neptune Theatre and the Charlottetown Festival.  She is proud to have been on the creative team developing new Canadian plays on multiple occasions and has happily toured throughout the Maritimes, to New York City and the Perth Festival in Western Australia. Christine has also worked in Regina, Prince George, Edmonton, Blyth and Toronto in addition to six seasons as Assistant Stage Manager at the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario.

Recently Christine has started coaching and mentoring the production students at the Fountain School for Performing Art at Dalhousie University as a guest instructor for the Technical Theatre class. She is a graduate of the University of King’s College in Halifax and the National Theatre School of Canada, and has twice received the Merritt award for Best Stage Manager, most recently in 2014.

Course: Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA)