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Greg YellenikGreg Yellenik
Courses taught: 
STGE 2311, 2405, 2430

Areas of expertise: 
Audio, Lighting, Technical Direction, Carpentry, Rigging and Production.

BES (hons), minor in Drama, University of Waterloo

Professional Associations: 
Member of IES (Illumination Engineering Society)

Greg has been actively involved in the creation of theatrical spaces from many different perspectives for his entire career.  Greg has worked for theatre production companies like Shaw Festival, The Banff Centre, Western Canada Theatre Company and Arts Club Theatre.  He has owned and operated multiple scenic fabrication shops, was a contractor for building new entertainment facilities for 14 years and has designed many theatrical sets, archetainment venues, attractions and museum exhibits.  


Craig Alfredson Craig Alfredson

Course taught:
STGE 2200

Areas of Expertise:
Scenic Design, Set Design, Projection

Stagecraft Diploma from Douglas College, BFA from University of British Columbia, currently pursuing MFA in Design.

Craig has been working professionally for 18 years as a Technical Director and Designer for various Vancouver theatre and dance companies. Notable theatre design credits include Hansel & Gretel (set, UBC Opera Ensemble); Mary Poppins (projections, Arts Club Theatre); Unity 1918, Master Builder, Arms and the Man (lighting, Theatre at UBC); Stuff Happens, Ernestine Shuswap Gets Her Trout, Vimy (set and projections, Firehall Arts Centre); and 7 Stories (set and projections, Capilano University).  Craig most recently worked on the Canadian Premiere of Blackout  hereat Douglas College in Fall of 2016. 

Photo of Christine DewarChristine Dewar
Phone: 604-527-5690
Office: #3200B

Courses Taught:
THEA 1130, THEA 1230, PEFA 1102, PEFA 1101

Areas of Expertise:
Theatre History; Performing and Fine Arts

BA, Honours English; and MA, English, University of British Columbia

Published Works:

"Hitting the Road." Event. Volume 29. Number 1. 2000.
"Home and Away." Event. Volume 27. Number 3. 1999.
"Vigilance and Balance." Event. Volume 26. Number 3. 1997.
"Secret Rituals." Event. Volume 25. Number 2. 1996.
"Ancestral Voices, Inner Voices." Event. Volume 24. Number 3. 1995.
"Green Thoughts and Worms." Event. Volume 24. Number 2. 1995.
"Snakes and Ladders: Charting the Journey of the Soul." Event. Volume 24. Number 1. 1995.
"Filling Empty Spaces." Event. Volume 23. Number 1. 1994.

Event Magazine
The Amelia Douglas Gallery
Certificate in the Performing and Fine Arts

Christine Dewar completed both her BA and MA Degrees at the University of British Columbia. Her passion for Theatre History was ignited while studying with historian Peter Loeffler. Christine performed in plays and films at UBC and wrote arts reviews for The Ubyssey. She directed Here We Are by Dorothy Parker, and Cubistique by Tom Cone.

Christine has had a long association with the award-winning Douglas College literary journal, Event , where she currently works as Fiction Editor and writes fiction reviews. She has also been active with the Amelia Douglas Gallery, curating a range of art exhibits in including: Valerie Romain, Deep Water ; Michael Downs, Mythologies ; Sharalee Regehr, Women of Substance and, most recently, Joe Rosenblatt, Magic Gardens. Her recent public lectures include "Sarah Siddons and Edmund Kean: Two Actors in the Age of Jane Austen." Christine has been teaching at Douglas College since 1987. She believes her mission is to encourage all students to see live theatre, dance, music and art, and to explore history as a rich resource for their own creative work. All of her courses are open to University Transfer students seeking imaginative arts electives.

Photo of David DewarDavid Dewar

Courses Taught:
STGE 2430

Areas of Expertise:
Film and Television Production and Post Production

BPE, University of British Columbia, Diploma in Musical Theatre, Banff Centre School of Fine Arts

Published Works:  
PostAge, The Handbook of Film and Television Post Production

The New York Times
David Dewar's adventures in entertainment span more than 30 years in film, television and the professional theatre. He has produced, directed and written for television at the CBC and has produced drama for The Disney Channel, Showtime, Nickelodeon, Lifetime and Space.
His theatre career includes work both on and off the stage including Directing: Godspell, Sweet Charity and After Magritte. Acting credits include: Brigadoon, Grease, Anything Goes, West Side Story, The Threepenny Opera, Bye, Bye Birdie, Twelfth Night, All's Well That Ends Well, The Wild Duck, The Duchess of Malfi and many others. He has also designed sets for both television and the stage.
Feature film credits as Post Production Supervisor include: Ansiedad (Lionsgate) Freestyle (Waterfront), Far From Home (20thCentury Fox), Bordello of Blood (Universal) Intern Academy (Maple & Palm) and Arctic Blue (Columbia/Tristar). As Coordinating Producer his television credits include the series First Wave (Space/Sci Fi), So Weird (Disney) and Dead Man's Gun (Showtime). TV Post Production credits include the mini-series Seven Deadly Sins (Lifetime) and Impact (ABC) and other series projects such as, Shattered (Global), Jpod (CBC) and The Collector (CHUM) along with numerous television movies.

Mr. Dewar is a Director member of the Director's Guild of Canada and past Chairman of the BC Motion Picture Association. He has also served on the Board of the Centre For Image and Sound Research and the Royal city Musical Theatre Society. His book, "PostAge, A Handbook of Film and Television Post Production" was used as a text by the Vancouver Film School and he has lectured in film and television production and post production at the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, the National Screen Institute and the Vancouver International Film Festival.

Bruce Hamilton - Theatre and Stagecraft Technician
Phone: 604-527-5267
Room: 3290

Areas of Expertise:
Lighting, Sound, Technical Direction


Bruce has previously worked as the Manager of Production and Technical Services at the Simon Fraser University - School for the Contemporary Arts and as Technical Director for the Vancouver East Cultural Centre, the Vancouver International Children's Festival, and The Fringe – Vancouver’s Theatre Festival. As well, he has worked as Site Manager for the Vancouver Folk Music Festival, and toured with theatre companies throughout British Columbia, USA, & Ireland. Bruce has also worked as a stage technician, lighting board operator and followspot operator in most of the theatres in Vancouver.


Adrian Muir



Phone: 604 527 5991

Office: 3200J

Courses Taught: STGE 2200


Adrian has worked in a wide variety of roles as a theatre practitioner with a particular emphasis on Lighting Design and Production Management. His practice spans the disciplines of Theatre, Musical Theatre, Dance, and Opera, for a wide variety of companies including local favourites: Arts Club Theatre, Bard On The Beach, Touchstone Theatre, Electric Company Theatre, Theatre Replacement, Theatre Conspiracy, Music on Main, Vancouver Opera and Ballet BC.  Other credits include designs for Citadel Theatre (Edmonton), Theatre Calgary, Globe Theatre (Regina), Centera New Music Festival (Winnipeg), Magnus Theatre (Thunder Bay), Canadian Stage Company (Toronto), Desrosiers Dance Theatre (Toronto) and The Charlottetown Festival among many others. Adrian also teaches theatre production skills at Langara College’s Studio 58 and is a member of the Associated Designers of Canada. Adrian is proud to live and work on the unceded traditional territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples.


Photo of Brian PrattBrian Pratt - Theatre and Stagecraft Technician
Phone: 604-527-5269
Office: Room 3290

Areas of Expertise:
Set Construction, Rigging, Technical Direction


Past work includes Vancouver Children's Festival, Vancouver Folk Music Festival, Vancouver Fringe Festival, set construction on movie and television productions, Music 91 Tour, Sunshine Theatre, Arts Club Theatre, and freelance theatre and event productions.

Allison SpearinAllison Spearin

Courses Taught:  
STGE 1220 

Areas of Expertise:
Stage Management

BA Technical Sceneography (Dalhousie), Teaching Diploma (VCC)

Professional Associations:  
Actors Equity Association

Most recently Allison has stage managed at Centaur Theatre (Montreal), The Arts Club (Vancouver), Western Canada Theatre (Kamloops), and Gateway Theatre (Richmond). She has toured productions extensively (Japan, Singapore, Britain, USA) including the Eastern waterways on board the Caravan Stage Barge. After graduation, Allison completed a full apprenticeship at Neptune Theatre and went on to work across Canada, including The Stratford Festival, and Atlantic Canada House for the Vancouver Olympics.

Danica West, MFA
Phone: 604-527-5280
Office: 3237

Courses Taught:  
Drafting for the Stage, Scenic Painting, Properties, Introduction to CAD, Design Explorations

MFA Theatre Design,  University of British Columbia; BA, University of Waterloo, Theatre Design, CEGEP John Abbott, Montreal
Danica was Resident Costume Designer at the University of Windsor School of Dramatic Art for over nine years, and spent four seasons working in costumes and scenic painting at the Stratford Shakespearean Festival in Ontario. 


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