Stagecraft & Event Technology Faculty

Craig Alfredson

Stagecraft Coordinator



Course taught: STGE 1106, 1110, 1112, 1180, 1212, 1280, 2200, 2311, 2306, 2410, 2420

Areas of Expertise: Scenic Design, Set Design, Projection

Education: Stagecraft Diploma from Ƶ, BFA from University of British Columbia, 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 here at Ƶ in Fall of 2016. 

Caroline Alarie

Stagecraft Technician



Phone: 604-527-5422


Area of Expertise: Properties and Scenic Painting

Caro is a DIY expert born and raised in Montreal and earned diplomas in Fine Arts and Stage Craft from CEGEP Lionel-Groulx in Québec, where she worked on numerous television shows, concerts and stage plays. She also enjoyed a long career as an animator for popular children's tv series after receiving her diploma in 3D animation from Vancouver Film School. But she missed the hands-on work of Stage Craft, and returned to her career in theatre a few years ago.

Christine Dewar

Christine 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

Education: 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.


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 Ƶ literary journal, Event , where she currently works as Fiction Editor and writes fiction reviews. She has also been active with the Amelia ƵGallery, 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 Ƶ 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.


David Dewar

David Dewar



Courses Taught: STGE 2430

Areas of Expertise: Film and Television Production and Post Production

Education: 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


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David Dewar's adventures in entertainment span more than five decades in film, television and the professional theatre.

He has produced, directed or written for television for Sky Atlantic(UK), TF1(France), RTL(Germany), Netflix, Amazon, ABC, NBC, CBS, CBC, Global, The Disney Channel, TNT, Showtime, Nickelodeon, Lifetime and Space. Recent television projects include: Co-Producer, Sweet Magnolias (Netflix); Producer, Take Two (ABC) and Producer Post Production, Britannia (Sky Atlantic); Spotless (Canal+) and Crossing Lines (TF1).

Feature film credits include: Girl In Progress (Lionsgate), Far From Home (20thCentury Fox), Bordello of Blood (Universal), Freestyle (20th Century Fox) and Arctic Blue (Columbia/Tristar).

He is a Director member of the Director's Guild of Canada and past Chairman of the BC Motion Picture Association. He has served on the Board of the Centre For Image and Sound Research and the Royal City Musical Theatre Society. Publications include: "PostAge, A Handbook of Film and Television Post Production." 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

Bruce Hamilton



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.

Johanna Karlen

Costume Assistant

Johanna Karlen


Phone: 604-527-5266

Area of expertise: Costumes, Millinery, Embroidery

Education: Los Angeles Theatre Academy

In the past Johanna has worked for Cirque du Soleil, Universal Studios, University of Southern California, and a private costume shop. Her costume creations have travelled all over the world. 

Nicole Lamb

Nicole Lamb


Course taught: STGE 1220

Nicole is a freelance Production Manager, Technical Director, Stage Manager and Lighting Designer. Previously, she was the Production Manager at Chemainus Theatre Festival. She is a member of the Canadian Actors’ Equity Association and favourite stage management credits include touring from Prince George to Nashville, TN with Green Thumb Theatre, playing on Vancouver Island at the Chemainus Theatre Festival, and enduring the prairie winters at the Globe Theatre. She holds a BFA from the University of Victoria, with a double major in Theatre and Writing, and is currently in pursuit of her MBA.

Danica West


Danica West



Phone: 604-527-5280

Office: 3237

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

Education:  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.