Andrew G. Cooper is a queer Canadian director, playwright, and performer. They hold their Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts from Thompson Rivers University and are the recipient of the Kamloops Mayor’s Emerging Artist Award. They won two awards for Outstanding Choreography for their work in Musical Theatre with the Academy of Dance and are now the founding Artistic Producer of Jupiter Theatre. As a director and theatre artist, Andrew’s focus is on the creation of new works with a particular emphasis on interdisciplinary art and storytelling through non-verbal mediums such as movement, puppetry, mask, and stage combat.
Andrew has been fortunate to work at incredible companies such as Western Canada Theatre, Project X Theatre, Tranquille Tunnel Theatre, Catalyst Theatre, Citadel Theatre, and Theatre: Calgary. As a playwright, their work has been produced across the country from British Columbia to Ontario as well as in Sydney, Australia and Chicago, Il. For Jupiter Theatre, they wrote and directed The Robber Bridegroom in 2019. Andrew is a lover of astronomy and animals and is very excited to be making theatre with an incredible group of artists at Jupiter Theatre.
Madeleine is a Calgary-based actor, director, playwright, and creator. In 2017, she started a small theatre group called Reckless Daughter Creative that is driven to representing the early-career female-identifying artist and their stories. Select acting credits include playing The Maid in The Robber Bridegroom: A Grimm Fairy Tale (Chimera Theatre), Zoe in Bright Lights (Theatre BSMT), and Margaret in The Drowning Girls (ULeth). Select directing credits include Helen (IGNITE!), Yūgen (Reckless Daughter), and Where’s My Sky? (Hoodlum). Madeleine is also a recipient of the Outstanding New Script award from the 2019 Calgary One Acts Festival for her play Zoo, and is an artistic associate for Theatre BSMT in Calgary. She is thrilled to be joining the Jupiter Theatre team and can’t wait to sink her teeth into some adventurous, new and original work!
Cassandra is a director, performer, and creator currently residing in Calgary, AB. She earned her BFA in Performance from the University of Lethbridge in 2016. Cassandra has since interned for local theatre companies Theatre Encounter and Ghost River Theatre. She continues to grow as an artist by attending various workshops and intensives. Some of Cassandra’s select directing credits include Come Home (Moot Entertainment), Mars (Uleth), DNA and Small Room at the Top of the Stairs (TheatreXtra). Her select acting credits include Remaining Anonymous and Red Hints (Sage Theatre IGNITE! Festival), Klimt’s Women (Theatre Encounter) and Yūgen (Reckless Daughter Creative). Cassandra is ecstatic to be joining the Jupiter Theatre team as Artistic Associate for their 2019/2020 season. She believes this experience will be out of this world!
Board of Directors
President - Jelena Minshall
Vice-President - Zoë Arthur
Secretary - Mikee Ames
Treasurer - Beth MacLean