Azimuth Theatre is elated to announce its two new Co-Artistic Producers:
Morgan Yamada and Sue Goberdhan
We’re kicking the doors open, and we’re ready to open hearts and minds. Let’s do this YEG! We are so excited to step into the shoes of the amazing leaders who came before us, pushing boundaries and facilitating spaces for stories to be fully experienced in our community and beyond with Azimuth Theatre. We believe in all the ways our community gives back to itself. We believe that, in order to make a real impact on revitalizing our theatre community, we need to contribute to the overhaul of what our industry considers to be “acceptable” theatre. We are committed to setting the new standard for inclusive and accessible hiring practices in our city and, inevitably, beyond. We are here to listen, support and create! We are young, we are ready and we are eager to grow alongside this company and our community. Let’s charge into the unknown, we hear it’s pretty cool! You ready?
-Sue and Morgan
Sue Goberdhan is an Edmonton performer, arts administrator, advocate, playwright, and educator. Sue has dedicated her career to advocating for the revitalization of the foundation of Edmonton’s theatre community to include and celebrate the stories and voices of people from marginalized communities. Some of her favourite acting credits include Sue in E DAY (Serial Collective), Leah in Marnie Day (Could Be Cool Theatre), and Pluto Krasinski in What’s the Deal? (Success 5000). She is also co-founder of the new musical theatre company Could Be Cool Theatre (www.couldbecooltheatre.com). She graduated from MacEwan University with a diploma in Arts and Cultural Management, and she attended the University of Alberta in pursuit of a degree in Drama. She has spent her arts administration career thus far working for several theatre companies in Edmonton including Grindstone Theatre and SkirtsAFire Festival. Sue is thrilled and tremendously privileged to be one of the next Co-Artistic Producers at Azimuth Theatre, and looks forward to this exciting new adventure.
Morgan lives and plays in Amiskwaciwâskahikan, also known as Edmonton, on Treaty 6 territory, with family roots from Germany, Japan, and many more places. She works as an actor, fight choreographer, arts educator and creative collaborator. Morgan is a graduate of the University of Alberta’s BFA Acting Program and is an Advanced Actor Combatant with Fight Directors Canada. She also works as a residency artist, teaching students utilizing physical theatre. Her work as an actor and creative collaborator has primarily been focused on new work development and physical based theatre. She is so excited to start this next act as one of the Co-Artistic Producers with Azimuth Theatre, creating alongside a fantastic team and community! She is looking forward to making art and opportunities for people to share their stories and hearts while having a great time doing it! For more info on her work and projects, visit www.morganyamada.com.
- Morgan Yamada: Mat Simpson, Mat Simpson Photography (https://www.matsimpson.co/)
- Sue Goberdhan: Katie Cutting