Barry Cook resume

Stage Manager

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Desired position type: Full-Time/ Part-Time/ Contract
Location: Toronto Ontario, Canada

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An extensive and diverse body of work that has included TYA, Improv, Musicals (revue to full-scale), New Plays, ‘the Classics’ and ‘the Legit’, in venues ranging from black boxes and the outdoors to full scale pros houses in National Theatres, and in residencies, in academic institutions, and on local, regional, national and international tours – including five years in the UK.


• ACTRAworks: Auditioning for the Camera workshop. 1997, 1998.

Instructors: Martin Doyle, Neil Dainard.

• Vancouver Film School: Assistant Director Programme. 1993.

Instructor: Dan Tohill.

• Beaux Gestes 86: An International Festival and Symposium of Mime, Clown and Movement Theatre. Vancouver, BC. 1986.

Included workshops (commedia dell’arte, mask) with Carlo Mazzone-Clementi.

• Drama Studio London: Summer Programme. Berkeley, CA. USA. 1985.

Workshops/classes with – Peter Layton, Peter Craze, Ed Weingold, Gil Kelly, Doug Leach, Leigh Lightfoot, Kate Rowland, Susan Hegarty, J.R. Beardsley, John Roca.

• Camosun College: Professional Actor Training Programme. (Associate of Arts) Victoria, BC. 1976 – 78.

In association with the Bastion Theatre Company.
Workshops/classes instructors included – Maurice Harty, Jean-Paul Destrubé, Judith Koltai, Peter Mannering, Keith Johnstone, Jane Heyman, Patrick Crean, Ron East.


Freelance Stage Manager, Director and Actor. Responsible for coordination and hands-on event management activities such as project planning and execution; scheduling; consultation and negotiation and liaison between talent, management, production, venue and PR; logistics; analysis and problem-solving; on-site event management: casting, creating and maintaining artistic and contractual intent to such time-sensitive events as theatre, festivals, multimedia events, galas, expos, live and recorded broadcasts and film.

1992 – Present: Kaleidoscope (Victoria); Carousel and The New Play Centre (Vancouver); Quest, Lunchbox and Theatre Calgary (Calgary); The Citadel, University of Alberta, Workshop West (Edmonton); Keyano Theatre Company (Fort McMurray); Magnus Theatre (Thunder Bay); The Grand Theatre (London); Showboat Festival (Port Colborne); Theatre Collingwood; The Stage Company (Midland); Talk is Free Theatre (Barrie); Shakespeare in the Park for Theatre Nouveau (Oakville); Follows Latimer Productions (Forever Plaid National Tour 1994); the Canadian Premiere of Menopause Out Loud! for GFour Productions; God Sees God for M. Rubinoff Productions; Harold Green Jewish Theatre; Theatre Smith-Gilmour (Toronto); Tribal Productions (Richmond Hill – touring); Festival Players (Picton); the National Arts Centre, Odyssey Theatre (Ottawa); Live Bait Theatre (Sackville); Theatre New Brunswick (Fredericton); Neptune Theatre (Halifax); Mermaid Theatre (Windsor, NS – National and US Touring).

1986 – 1992: Worked in the UK with a variety of commercial and regional companies in such theatres as the Perth Theatre, Liverpool Playhouse, Birmingham Rep, His Majesty’s Aberdeen, Theatre Royal Lincoln, Salisbury Playhouse and The Young Vic. Toured a production to Pakistan for the British Council, was Co-Founding Artistic Director (*) to TheatreSports London, and did voice-over work.

1975 – 1986: Bastion Theatre – Mainstage & For Kids, Spectrum Dance, Victoria Theatre Guild and Four Seasons Musical Theatre (Victoria); Arts Club, Canadian Folk Puppets; Vancouver International Children’s Festival; Beaux Gestes 86 and EXPO 86 (Vancouver); Loose Moose, Stage West and Trickster (Calgary); Citadel Theatre, The Fringe and TheatreSports Edmonton (Edmonton). Co-Founding Artistic Director to TheatreSports Northshore (Vancouver). Worked on a number of films, a TV Pilot and CBC-TV (Victoria and Vancouver); Researcher, camera, host and producer – Urban Cable (Victoria); Council member – South Island Zone, TheatreBC.

(*) Credited with bringing Theatresports to the UK and encouraging the involvement of a number of the original members of the early 1960’s group from The Royal Court, The Theatre Machine. The Company performed regularly at The Donmar Warehouse and The Arts Theatre in the West End.
Per ‘Something Like a Drug: An Unauthorized History of Theatresports’ (Kathleen Foreman, Clem Martini – Red Deer College Press)


  • Consultation, negotiation and liaison between stakeholders
  • Research, analysis, project planning and coordination
  • Experience with computers (Mac and PC)
  • Community outreach and service Leadership, supervisory, training and mentoring skills
  • Communication, editorial and marketing skills

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