Brian Postalian (Բրայն Փոսթալյան) is an interdisciplinary performance creator born and raised in Toronto by way of Armenia, Ireland, Wales, and the Czech Republic. He is the Crapshoot Artistic Producer at Theatre Passe Muraille and previously the Compass Points Curator at the Magnetic North Theatre Festival before it closed its doors in 2017. He has been a guest lecturer at the University of Toronto and Ryerson University and is a proud graduate of the joint University of Toronto and Sheridan College’s Theatre and Drama Studies Program. Brian recently relocated to Vancouver in the Fall of 2017 to begin an MFA in Theatre as Game Design at Simon Fraser University.
He is a recent graduate of the Artist Producer Training program at Generator, and is an alumni of the Young Creators Unit at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, SummerWork's S.L.I.P, and the inaugural Devised Theatre Lab with Common Boots Theatre. Brian has trained with the Volcano Theatre Conservatory and The Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards. His work was featured as part of Volcano Theatre’s Emerging Artist Series.
He has worked in various capacities creating or producing with Canadian Stage, Factory Theatre, Buddies in Bad Times, Magnetic North Theatre Festival, NCA Small Theatre [Armenia], High Fest International Performing Festival [Armenia], EVN 24 Theatre [Armenia], Theatre Gargantua, KW Youth Theatre, Brave New Theatre, Theatre By Committee, Common Boots Theatre, Ecce Homo Theatre, Quiptake Theatre, Sheridan College and the Canadian Music Theatre Project, Paprika Festival, and the Toronto Youth Theatre. www.brianpostalian.com
Ruthie Luff is an east coast performer and producer, with a Master’s degree from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Most of her professional career has been in the UK, where she collaborated on shows that were premiered, nominated and won MTN awards at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Wasted Love and Clinton The Musical – which went on to Off Broadway in NYC), and premiered new immersive theatre projects in London, England with companies like Gingerline and Lemonade & Laughing Gas. She is known for eating exorbitant amounts of popcorn and having had an extensive conversation with Helena Bonham Carter about favourite flavours of crisps.
Currently, Ruthie works with production and creative teams at an advertising agency, leads inclusive drama workshops for children with different needs at Artscape Youngplace, and is a graduate of the 2016-2017 Generator’s Artist Producer Training Programme.