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Lisa Russell

Equity Stage Manager

Lisa is a Calgary based stage manager who started her professional career over twenty-five years ago at The Citadel Theatre in Edmonton. She works primarily in theatre and musical theatre, but has also worked in dance, opera, film festivals and special events.

Lisa worked at the Stratford Festival for seven seasons and the Banff Centre for eleven summers, first as the production stage manager for the Summer Arts Festival and then as the production and script coordinator for the Midsummer Ball Gala Fundraiser. She has assistant stage managed for Calgary Opera and has also served as interim production manager and onsite producer for their Opera in the Village. In recent years, Lisa has worked for Pacific Opera Victoria, The Citadel Theatre, Globe Theatre in Regina, Western Canada Theatre in Kamloops and the Chemanius Theatre Festival.

Favourite credits include: Six, Hadestown, A Man For All Seasons (The Citadel), Romeo and JulietA Soldier’s WarThe Drowning Girls (Globe Theatre), The December ManSteel Kiss (Green Thumb Theatre), Les MisérablesThe AtticThe Pearls & Three Fine Girls (Western Canada Theatre), The Pirates of Penzance (The Grand Theatre), Pride and Prejudice (The Stratford Festival), and Sunday in the Park with George (Equity Showcase Theatre / George Brown College).

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