Board of Directors
Cara Bunting - President
Cara Bunting holds a BA (Hons) in English from the University of Strathclyde and an MLitt in Dramaturgy and Playwriting from the University of Glasgow, both in her native Scotland. She also holds a certificate in drama facilitation from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
While in Scotland she worked variously as a dramaturg, director and youth facilitator.
Previous work includes a Scottish Government project for a group of young carers, facilitating the creation and performance of a new play based on their experiences caring for family members. She was also an assistant director with Gateways Productions’ performance of a new musical by writer Rachel Jury. She has worked as a director and dramaturg for various productions with Strathclyde Theatre.
Since moving to Canada she has been fortunate to work with organisations such as Vancouver Youth Theatre, Halifax Theatre for Young People and Neptune Theatre’s Theatre School where she taught a playwriting class for teens.
Her play, FallOut (as Cara MacPhail), toured with Off The Leash Theatre across schools in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick in 2016, and again with Neptune Theatre’s education department in 2019.
She currently works in corporate Calgary and is excited to be on the Board of Jupiter Theatre.”
Noah Baker - Vice-President
Noah Baker is a Calgary-based interdisciplinary artist and co-founder of Potluck Collective, a group of artists from different backgrounds with a focus on creating collaborative experimental works that allow the audience to engage with the work with agency. Noah's artistic practice is primarily built on creating innovative, humanist work that provides the audience with a chance to reach catharsis. Noah received the Spark award for Emerging Art at Ignite! Festival 2019 for his piece "We Will Tune it for a Whisper". Select credits include "Life" (Writer/Director, Cannonball Festival, 2017), Planet Portrait Project (Producer, Creator, Potluck Collective, 2020), The Born Again Crow (Actor, Thumbs up Good Work, 2019), and All That's Left (Actor, 7 Starving Artists, 2018).
Nadeem Sunderji - Director
Kyle Marshall - Secretary
Kyle Marshall is the owner of Media Lab YYC, a production studio that assists companies and influencers in creating great podcasts. He helps in the strategy of people’s ideas and can continue supporting with recording, editing, and publishing the show. Along with his partnerships with other companies he also offers solutions for website creation, graphic design, animation, and more. Kyle also hosts a few podcasts himself including Putting It Together, a show dedicated to the musical theatre composer Stephen Sondheim; and Kyle and Dave vs The Machine where he and his co-host David Youn are "forced" by a sentient robot to review films from a certain year each season. Outside of the podcast world Kyle enjoys reading, hiking, and hanging out with his rad niece and nephew.
KiKi Young - Treasurer
KiKi’s passion in theatre led her to participate from prop creations to acting on stage for Foothills Alliance Church in 2000. Fast forward to 2018 after working 4 years as campaign director for the award-winning documentary LOST KITES, she decided to become an actor. She wanted to emerge into the community in every direction as she realized the influencing power and impact with authentic storytelling. Highlights of her voice over credits include You & the Law in Cantonese, Shaw Communications, ATB Financial and audio drama with Jupiter Theater; TV series include JANN, A Fortunate Son, Heartland; Film include Toxic Alien Zombie Babes From Outer Space, Winter in Vail, If We Spoke, The Katabasis and Theatre includes The Fixer, The Watch, Miracle Man, Two from Galilee. As a visual artist/instructor during the 80s, she is looking forward to building her new family in the arts by being in front of the camera, on stage as well as doing creative work behind the scene.