Tanya is an active actress/director in and around the Calgary area. Her acting credits include Maureen Folan in The Beauty Queen of Leenane (Liffey), Sweeney Todd (FRC), Lilli Vanessi in Kiss Me Kate and Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing (STPG).
Ian Bamford Vice Chairman
Ian has been with Liffey Players since 2009. He came to do one play and stayed because he became enchanted with Irish Theatre. He loves the art of acting and the richness of telling stories. Stage credits with Liffey include "Someone to Watch Over Me" that won best production at 2012 Acting Irish International Theatre Festival in Dublin.
Chris Kane Artistic Director
Originally from Dublin, Chris is the Artistic Director of Liffey Players Drama Society. He can usually be found pounding nails, painting sets or perusing scripts looking for the next great work in the spirit of Irish theatre.
Bill TorrieMember at Large
Bill has been involved in Recreational Theatre longer than it’s polite to say. He most recently directed Sea Marks and August: Osage County for the Liffey Players. For Calgary’s other Community Theatre Companies he has directed a variety of shows from That Championship Season (TimeQuake) to The Drowsy Chaperone (Cappuccino) to Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Morpheus) and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (FRC).
Jerod BlakeMember at Large
Jerod is very grateful to be a part of such a talented collective of artists. A relatively active man in the community arts scene who has performed with a number of groups over the last 20+ years in Calgary. Recent roles with Liffey Players include "Jake Quinn et al" in Stones In His Pockets (2014 CAT Award winner Best Actor, 2014 Best Actor Nomination AIITF) and "Billy" in Eden (2016 AIITF Best Actor Award winner). Jerod also received the 2015 CAT Award for Best Director for his production of Cat On Hot Tin Roof. Jerod looks forward to further pursuits with Liffey Players.
Liffey PlayersDrama Society
Born and raised in Calgary, China has been involved in the recreational theatre scene since 2006. Her involvement with Liffey Players began onstage in A Streetcar Named Desire in 2012 and she has proudly been involved with Liffey Players in various capacities ever since.
Mike Mathieu Treasurer
Mike has been involved with the Liffey Players on and off for over 10 years, more so behind the scenes and a rare glimpse on stage if you don't blink.
Katelyn Morishita Member at Large
Katelyn was born and raised in Brooks, AB, but has made Calgary her home for the past 6 years. She enjoys singing, acting and dancing and the been involved in the arts for as long as she can remember. Katelyn has a BA and owns a small business just outside of Brooks and looks forward to growing her experience in both theatre and business.
Plays by and about the Irish
Arlene RidgewayMarketing Director
Arlene has experience in the field of communications as a marketing, communications and event specialist. She is currently finishing her BA COMM at Mount Royal University while volunteering for the Liffey Players as their Marketing Director.
Arlene’s love of theatre and the support of the arts is what has motivated her to support this group in its message development and to hopefully help attract a larger audience from the Calgary and surrounding area. Her feeling is that story telling from this platform is impactful and is an art form that must be encouraged by all.