The Company


A_Craven_051214_0512_webAARON CRAVEN – Artistic Director

A graduate of The University of British Columbia, Aaron is the Artistic Director of Mitch and Murray Productions. Favorite theatre credits include Speed-the-Plow, Becky Shaw (Studio 16) Wilde Holiday Shorts (Chemainus Theatre), Fifty Words (The Cultch), Race (Studio 16), Fat Pig (Performance Works), and Gaslight (Hudson Theatre-Los Angeles).

A busy Film/TV actor, Aaron splits time between Vancouver and Los Angeles. Recent credits include Tim Burton’s Big Eyes, The Age of Adaline, Gracepoint, Surprised by Love, Castle and The Atticus Institute. Also a writer and director, his short film The Acting Teacher recently screened at the 2014 Vancouver International Film Festival.

Aaron also coaches actors at The Working Actors Gym, the training wing of Mitch and Murray Productions.

 

DavidMackayDAVID MACKAY – Artistic Associate / Director

David is a Vancouver based director, actor and playwright. For Mitch and Murray Productions he has directed Speed-the-Plow, Becky Shaw, Lungs and Race. He has also directed One Man 2 Guvnors, Boeing Boeing, Venus in Fur and The Importance of Being Earnest at the Arts Club, The Government Inspector at Studio 58, and The Crucible at Temple University in Philadelphia.

He has worked extensively at Bard on the Beach as a director/actor and is one of the original performers and co-creators of Axis Theatre’s The Number 14. David is currently developing a new play with Axis, Floored, based on a short story by Dino Buzzati. He graduated in 2011 with an MFA in Directing at Temple University in Philadelphia.

 

IMG_1029CRAIG ERICKSON – Artistic Associate

For Mitch and Murray: Speed-the-Plow (Jessie nomination – 2014) Race (2012). Craig has also been honoured to perform with other local luminaries such as Electric Company (You Are Very Star, Tear the Curtain), Arts Club (Scar Tissue, The Glass Menagerie, Cyrano) and Pacific Theatre (Leave of Absence, Grace, Prodigal Son). Other highlights: The Duchess (Ruby Slippers), Our Town(osimous theatre – Jessie award ) Dostoyevsky’s The Idiot(Neworld), and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (Blackbird/Arts Club- Jessie Award).

Film/TV: Numb, Backstrom, Supernatural, Mr.Young, The Collector, Dead Zone, and DaVinci’s Inquest. Craig has spent ten seasons at Canadian classical theatres (Stratford, Shaw, Bard on the Beach), and has had the privilege of working with some of the country’s greatest actors and directors. He holds an MFA from Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

 

DavidRobertsDAVID ROBERTS – Set Designer

For Mitch and Murray Productions, David has designed for Speed-The-Plow and Becky Shaw.  Recent shows include The Odd Couple (Arts Club), Innocence Lost (Studio 58), The Concessions (Touchstone) and Hedda Gabbler (Persephone Theatre). Upcoming: What You’re Missing (2015 Chutzpah Festival).  David is a multiple Jessie award winner and a member of The Associated Designers of Canada. www.davidscenographer.ca

 

GeraldKingGERALD KING – Lighting Designer 

Gerald works locally and Nationally with many Equity and Independent Not for Profit Companies across the Country. Locally some of those include: Ballet British Columbia, Bard on The Beach, The Vancouver Opera, The Arts Club Theatre, The Playhouse Theatre, Kokoro Dance, Centro Flamenco, Karen Jamieson Dance and Touchstone Theatre.

Outside of Vancouver his work has been seen with The National Ballet of Canada, The National Arts Centre, Pacific Opera Victoria, The Baltimore Opera, Cincinnati Playhouse, The Edmonton Opera, Opera Omaha, Western Canada Theatre and numerous others. Gerald has won a number of Awards for his Lighting Design and is a member of the Associated Designers of Canada.

 

KATHERINE BRODSKY – Publicist
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