One Yellow Rabbit cultivates an environment of shared values; to create excellence through collaboration, respect, kindness and fun. These values are ingrained in the creative work of our Ensemble and seep through the walls of the Big Secret Theatre to live also in the administrative office. Our team is supported by many talented and creative professional contractors, experts, community members, individuals, and volunteers.
Geoff Buchanan hails from Sarnia, Ontario and has been a proud Calgarian for 3 years. He joins the team with 6 years of professional experience in technical theatre and a diploma from London, Ontario’s Ontario Institute of Audio Recording Technology. He has been a part of 3 previous shows for OYR (Radioheaded 3: A Listening Party to Watch, Fat Jack Falstaff's Last Hour and All The Little Animals I Have Eaten) as well as the High Performance Rodeo. He is extremely thankful to be a part of this fantastic team of individuals and can’t wait to see what they do next!
Noree Claerhout brings her Marketing and Patron Services experience to One Yellow Rabbit after working for the Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival and the Citadel Theatre in Edmonton. She is a creative generalist and arts administrator with a background in resource development, communications, and special event management.
Johanne is thrilled to be back working with One Yellow Rabbit again. Her last show with them was Smash Cut Freeze in 2011. Johanne also regularly stage manages for Alberta Theatre Projects, where she just finished working on John Murrell’s Waiting For the Parade. She will also be the stage manager for OYR’s Rodeo show, All The Little Animals I Have Eaten in January, and she will finish off her season at Vertigo Theatre with The Drowning Girls. Johanne lives in Calgary with her wonderful husband, Tim. In her meager spare time, she loves to knit. Johanne was this year’s recipient of the Dean Ott/Debbie Boult Award for Outstanding Achievement in Technical Production.
Johnny Dunn is OYR’s relationship man. He is a longstanding member of the One Yellow Rabbit management team. A longtime friend of OYR, he started out with the Rabbits by working in Front of House and Festival Operations. He was bartender at the Future Bar for many of those years. For the last several years, as Development Manager, Johnny has been responsible for leading OYR’s Annual Giving and Major Gift Campaigns. People seem to like Johnny and he often cultivates life-long relationships with individual and corporate donors.
Over the course of his 10 years working in Arts Administration, Tim has volunteered and provided professional labour in box offices, marketing departments, front of house services, and more. His new company, Clockwork Creative Design & Communications, provides a wide variety of marketing and communications services to several local arts companies, including The High Performance Rodeo, Sage Theatre, Dancers’ Studio West, and Vertigo Theatre.
For inquiries, press releases, media spots, or questions, please call 403.264.3224 ext. 4365
Amanda Germain is OYR’s most prized numbers-gal. She graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Saskatchewan. In 2000 she received her Chartered Accountant designation and has been working in public practice in the Calgary area since then.
Kelly Reay is an award-winning theatre director, producer and creator. He served as Artistic Director of Calgary's Sage Theatre from 2004-14, where he became well known for creating high quality evocative theatre in an intimate space. At Sage Theatre, Kelly produced or directed over 40 productions, including the annual Ignite! Festival of Emerging Artists, which he also co-founded.
Kelly's work has worked in theatres across Canada, including Vertigo Theatre, Lunchbox Theatre, The Banff Centre, The National Arts Centre, Downstage, and Theatre Calgary.