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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.  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, was the production stage manager at the Banff Centre for the Summer Arts Festival for four year, and was part of the Midsummer Ball Gala Fundraiser for ten years.  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.

Lisa has frequently worked for The Citadel Theatre, Pacific Opera Victoria, Globe Theatre in Regina, Western Canada Theatre in Kamloops and the Chemanius Theatre Festival.  She is a sessional instructor at the University of Calgary and MacEwan University in Edmonton.

Favorite credits include: Trouble in Mind (Manitoba Theatre Centre / Citadel Theatre), Hadestown and Six (Citadel Theatre), Romeo and Juliet, A Soldier’s War, The Drowning Girls, George Dandin (Globe Theatre), The December Man, Steel Kiss (Green Thumb Theatre), Les Misérables, The Attic, The Pearls & Three Fine Girls (Western Canada Theatre), The Pirates of Penzance (The Grand Theatre), Pride and Prejudice, As You Like It (The Stratford Festival), Sunday in the Park with George (Equity Showcase Theatre / George Brown College), and A Man For All Seasons (The Citadel).

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