John Ball has taught ENGL/DRAM 2170 several times and directed eleven class productions: Shaffer's Black Comedy (2012), Anouilh's Episode in the Life of an Author (2012, 1996), Giraudoux's The Apollo of Bellac (2011) and The Madwoman of Chaillot (2005), Kopit's Chamber Music (2011), Middleton's The Witch (2006), Ionesco's Rhinoceros (2004), Brecht's The Good Woman of Setzuan (1998), Shaw's The Shewing-Up of Blanco Posnet (1997), and Shakespeare's Measure for Measure (1997). He has written three short plays performed at the NotaBle Acts Summer Theatre Festival, composed music for Bard in the Barracks and Theatre UNB productions, and performed locally with NotaBle Acts, Nasty Shadows, Hot House Theatre, Christmas @theplayhouse, the Gilbert & Sullivan Society, and Theatre UNB. He has also acted with Bard in the Barracks since it began, playing such roles as Boyet in Love's Labour's Lost, Lear in King Lear, and Malvolio in Twelfth Night.
Tania Breen is a professional performer, director and educator. As a performer, she has worked on stages throughout Atlantic Canada with Theatre St. Thomas, Oxford Theatre Festival, Front Row Productions, Ship's Company Theatre, NotaBle Acts Theatre Festival, The Playhouse, Neptune Theatre and Theatre New Brunswick. Tania has become an established vocalist within the Maritimes and continues to perform regularly. Aside from teaching for 7 years in the Drama Department at University of New Brunswick, Tania is the Director of Theatre New Brunswick's Theatre School and TNB Young Company and enjoys creation and collaboration with performers of all ages and abilities.
Len Falkenstein is Director of Drama at the University of New Brunswick, where he teaches theatre, drama, and playwriting. He is also Artistic Director of Fredericton’s NotaBle Acts Theatre Company, whose mandate is to develop and produce new plays by New Brunswick dramatists, as well as Bard in the Barracks, Fredericton’s outdoor summer Shakespeare festival. Since 1999 he has directed over fifty productions for Theatre UNB, Bard in the Barracks, the NotaBle Acts Theatre Company, and his own company, Theatre Free Radical. His plays, which include Utopia, Doppelgänger (published in Ryga Vol. 1), Futures, Free/Fall, and Happy City, have been produced across Canada at Toronto’s Summerworks Theatre Festival and at Fringe Festivals in Vancouver, Victoria, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, Montreal, and Halifax. Also an actor and dramaturge, he received his theatre training at the University of Saskatchewan Drama Department.
Triny Finlay is the author of Splitting Off (Nightwood, 2004), Histories Haunt Us (Nightwood, 2010), and the chapbook Phobic (Gaspereau, 2006). Her poetry has been anthologized in Breathing Fire 2: Canada’s New Poets, Qwerty Decade, and Gaspereau Gloriatur: Book of the Blessed Tenth Year; her writing has also appeared in various Canadian periodicals, including ARC, Broken Pencil, Contemporary Verse 2, The Fiddlehead, The Globe and Mail, Grain, and University of Toronto Quarterly. She regularly teaches ENGL 2195: Introduction to Creative Writing (Poetry and Drama), in which students develop their own monologues, dialogues, and ten-minute plays. She has also taught ENGL 3877: Modern Drama, a survey of late nineteenth- and twentieth-century theatre.
Mike Johnston holds a BA from UNB and a Diploma in Performing Arts-Technical Production from Humber College. He is the Technical Director for Memorial Hall and an instructor with the UNB Drama Program. His work with the program is primarily related to the design and creation of playing spaces for each of Theatre UNB’s productions, with a focus on set, sound, lighting and production management.
Beyond UNB, Mike is a member of the Canadian Institute for Theatre Technology and an active freelance Designer, Consultant and Production Manager. In recent years, he has worked with a variety of semi-professional and professional companies in the Fredericton area including NotaBle Acts, Bard in the Barracks, The Fredericton Playhouse, Mostly the Moment Theatre Company and the New Brunswick Provincial Drama Festival. Additionally, he has provided consultation to a number of New Brunswick high schools in regard to the upgrade and renovation of their performance spaces. In the fall of 2012, Theatre New Brunswick named him an Artistic Associate for their youth programs.
Randall Martin teaches courses in Shakespeare at UNB. His research interests include English Renaissance drama, culture, and ecology, early modern women's writing, and bibliographical and textual studies. Most recently he has edited Henry VI Part Three for the Oxford Shakespeare (OUP, 2001; SSHRC funded) and Every Man Out of His Humour for the new Cambridge Complete Works of Ben Jonson (CUP, 2011). Currently he is preparing Antony and Cleopatra for the Internet Shakespeare Editions (email@example.com). His critical anthology Renaissance Women Writers in England, first published in 1997, has been reissued in a second edition (Longmans, 2010). His most recent SSHRC-supported publication is Women, Murder, and Equity in Early Modern England (Routledge, 2007), a book about seventeenth-century crime journalism and its effects on the criminal justice system. He has also recently co-edited a volume with Katherine Scheil, Shakespeare/Adaptation/Modern Drama: Essays in Honour of Jill L. Levenson (University of Toronto Press, 2011). At the moment he is finishing a SSHRC-supported book on Shakespeare and St Paul, and researching Shakespeare and Ecology for the Oxford Shakespeare Topics series. Current member of the Graduate Academic Unit.