Biography


Camille Pavlenko in Blackbird (2017), Verb Theatre.
Direction and set design by Jamie Dunsdon.



Jamie Dunsdon is the Artistic Director of Calgary's Verb Theatre, Artistic Producer of Calgary Young People's Theatre, and an active director, playwright, performer, and arts instructor.  She regularly teaches for the University of Lethbridge, and was honoured to be the Artistic Associate/Apprentice Artistic Director at The Grand Theatre in London, ON for the 2013/14 season.  
Jamie's interests and work spans the theatrical spectrum, ranging from contemporary Canadian drama to musical theatre to Shakespeare.  She places particular value in character, and seeks out stories that place emphasis on the stylistic intersections between content and form.  She embraces statements that begin with "What if theatre could __________?" and strives to ensure that her theatre is both accessible and intelligent.


SHOW BIO:

Directing Credits (Selected): The Wolves (Verb/CYPT co-production); Blackbird, Sextet, Lungs, The Dandelion Project, NOISE, Marg Szkaluba: Pissy’s Wife, Jim Forgetting, John and Beatrice, The Shape of a Girl (Verb Theatre); The Importance of Being Earnest, Playwrights Cabaret (The Grand Theatre); Unity 1918, Macbeth, Village of Idiots, Richard III, The Lost Prince, A Little Princess (Calgary Young People’s Theatre); Bridge to Terabithia (Storybook Theatre); Grey Matter (Magic Word Theatre); Tree Hugger (Urban Curvz); The Year of Falling Down (Sage Theatre and Theatre BOMBUS); Productions in the Calgary International Children’s Festival and in The High Performance Rodeo. 

Upcoming: Deathtrap at Vertigo Theatre.



For a full listing of Jamie's work, visit the Directing Resume page.


J. Robertshaw in The Shape of a Girl, Verb Theatre