Since 2008, Cheryl has been Director of Production at Edmonton’s Citadel Theatre, the largest regional theatre in Canada. Cheryl oversees approximately one hundred employees, technicians, and craftspeople to build and run a season of between eleven and fifteen shows. A minimum of eight of those shows originate and are built at the Citadel.
Over nine seasons, Cheryl was the resident stage manager at the Citidel Theatre in Edmonton. During that time she stage managed over 40 shows including classics, musicals, new Canadian works. Prior to that Cheryl was a freelance Stage Manager across Canada working from Newfoundland in the east to BC in the west, and as far north as Dawson City, YK. She worked extensively in larger centers such as Toronto, Calgary, Winnipeg and at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. She has also spent 7 years as the resident Stage Manager at the Phoenix Theatre in Edmonton and 3 years as resident Stage Manager at the Globe Theatre in Regina. Cheryl worked at most of the theatres in Saskatchewan including Persephone, 25th Street Theatre, Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan, and the Globe.
Cheryl received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Regina in 1984, majoring in Stage Management. Cheryl has twice (1999-2000, and 2012-2013) been honoured as recipient of the Sterling Award for Individual Achievement in Production, awarded by a jury of peers to honor Theatre Excellence in Edmonton. Cheryl received the Distinguished Alumni Award for the University of Regina’s Theatre Department in 2014.