Meet The Team

Helen is the Artistic Director and founder of Urban Stories Theatre and Knox Theatre Collective. Her first play, BONDS, won a writers circle award at the University of Winnipeg and her plays A Touch of Grace and No Way Back were nominated for CAT Awards for best original script.

Helen has also developed and continues to organize the Just Acts Play Fest and The Play Off Series both in the Lower Theatre at Knox United Church. These festivals showcase local playwrights just beginning their journeys and local actors, techs, and directors. Aside from developing these important programs Helen also directs and works as an assistant to Joe Norman Shaw at St. Mary’s University.

Training: Dance and Musical Theatre in Edmonton (Grant MacEwan Community College) and Manchester England, Stunt work on the sets of MacGyver, 21 Jump Street and a variety of films in Vancouver and Winnipeg, theatre training in New York at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, a joint Theatre/English degree from the University of Winnipeg and completion of the Master Program at Company of Rogues Actors Studio in Calgary.

Amanda is the Artistic Producer of Urban Stories Theatre. She is a graduate of the Mount Royal Technical Theatre program. Since graduation, she has been a presence in the theatre community from Stage Manager (Rogues Theatre, Calgary Young People's Theatre, Urban Stories Theatre) to Studio Co-ordinator for Company of Rogues Actors' Studio. 

Amanda has since stepped back to a more executive role with Urban Stories and looks forward to an exciting future building this amazing company 

Creative Associates

Sarah is an actor who has been involved in local theatre and film projects, and a playwright with a
passion for creating new theatrical works. She has her Bachelor of Arts from the University of
Saskatchewan, and has studied acting and writing through Company of Rogues Actors’ Studio in Calgary.
Sarah has been involved with Urban Stories Theatre in the last couple of year as a playwright (Laughter,
2019 and Moving On, 2019) and director (Boxes, 2020). She writes and produces work for her digital
theatre, Grid View Theatre and looks forward to collaborating with Urban Stories Theatre on future
productions for both the screen and the stage.

Steven's first involvement with Urban Stories was as an actor in their 2013 Playfest. Since then he has been offering his services as a graphic designer for many of their productions and now is happy to have created a new logo for the company. He has also designed for Cowtown Opera Company and Youth Singers of Calgary as wells as other incidental jobs. His website is coming soon.

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