Retreat – Production Team

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Claire Burns, Director

Christine Urquhart, Set Designer

Ming Wong, Costume Designer

Steph Raposo, Lighting Designer

Bri Proke, Sound Designer

Lin Lay, Stage Manager

Khadijah Salawu, Assistant Director

Beatrice Freedman and Jacqueline Siu, Associate Directors


Claire Burns, Director

Claire BurnsFor Hart House Theatre: Columbia in Rocky Horror Show, Chorus in Reefer Madness

Selected Credits: Director in DIVINE (Storefront Theatre), Jo in The Chance (Leroy Street Theatre), Producer Krapp’s Last Tape (Singing Swan/Theatre Passe Muraille), Janet in The Drawer Boy Film (Open City Works)

Upcoming: Producer Fay & Fluffy’s House Party (Buddies in Bad Times), Producer The Philosopher’s Wife (Storefront/Paradigm/Small Wooden Shoe)

About: Claire Burns is a queer actor, director, theatre creator, producer and feminist. Claire holds an HBA in Political Science and History from U of T as well as a degree in Classical Performance from George Brown Theatre School. Claire is the Artistic Managing Director of the Storefront Theatre in Toronto. She​ is committed to reducing how discrimination based on race, gender expression, sexuality, ability and mental health manifests in theatrical ecology and practice. She is a co-founder of We Are Egg Donors and an advocate for egg donors in Canada for which she has appeared on CBC’s The National and in the Globe and Mail. Claire was named one of NOW magazine’s Top Ten Artists to Watch in 2017. Follow on insty: @clairzies and check out www.weareeggdonors.com

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