THE HARDLINERS

SEAN HARRIS OLIVER
CO-ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Since 2010 Sean has written, performed and directed plays with Hardline Productions, a company that he co-founded with Raes Calvert and Genevieve Fleming. The company converted an office space in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver into a 30-seat black box theatre where they produced numerous artistic works, nightclub parties, and workshops for emerging artists. Eight seasons later Hardline has produced 15 main stage works, and has been recognized with 16 Jessie Richardson Theatre Award nominations.

 

As a playwright, director, performer and filmmaker Sean's work has appeared throughout Canada and the US in a variety of arts festivals, public readings and theatre productions. Most recently he mentored under Daniel Brooks and Kim Collier with Electric Company Theatre's creation of The Full Light of Day (CanStag/NAC/Banff/Electric Company). As a writer his two most recent scripts have gone on to earn numerous distinctions including being named a finalist for the 2017 Playwright's Guild of Canada's Carol Bolt Award for Redpatch, as well as the Georgia Straight's Critics Choice Award as well as a Jessie Richardson Theatre Award nomination for 'Outstanding New Script' for The Fighting Season

Sean is a graduate of Studio 58. www.seanharrisoliver.com

RAES CALVERT
CO-ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Raes is a Vancouver based writer/actor, and the Co-Artistic Director of Hardline Productions. Raes is of Metis descent and in recent years has become one of the country’s leading indigenous performers, having appeared in The Children of God (Citadel/NAC), Les Filles du Roi (The Cultch), and Redpatch (Arts Club/Citadel/Hardline). He was recently honored at the 2017 Hnatyshyn Foundation Indigenous Arts Awards for his contribution to indigenous theatre in Canada.

GENEVIEVE FLEMING
ARTISTIC PRODUCER

Genevieve is an actor, director, producer, and is the Artistic Producer of Hardline Productions. Select directing credits include Wilderness (Studio 58), Flare Path (Slamming Door), and Of Mice and Men (Hardline). Select performance credits include The North Plan (UpintheAir), Creeps (Realwheels), earning Jessies in Lead and Ensemble performance, respectively, and Bug (Hardline), Jessie nomination. She was the 2015-16 Resident Producer at Neworld Theatre, where she returned to produce King Arthur’s Night at the 2018 PuSh Festival and the 2017 Luminato Festival. She is a graduate of Mount Allison University and of Studio 58. 

ANGELA DESCALZI
ASSOCIATE ARTISTIC PRODUCER

Angela is an arts administrator who has spent six seasons with the Vancouver Fringe two seasons originating and growing the Vancouver TheatreWire program. Angie and prides herself in supporting and producing a variety of independent theatre. Originally from Ecuador, Angela moved to Canada 10 years ago to pursue a career in the arts. She is a graduate of the Arts and Entertainment Management program at Capilano University and has since worked with companies such as The Vancouver Fringe Festival, Monster Theatre, and now Hardline Productions. 

 

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