Suzanne Mullett, General Manager

Suzanne left the Rock in 1993 after graduating from Memorial University with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree to find work on the mainland. A year later she enrolled in Television Broadcasting at Algonquin College, where she earned the Charles Tierney Award for Academic Excellence. Graduating in 1996, Suzanne immediately began freelancing in the film and TV industry beginning with a contract at the Summer Institute for producers, writers and directors. Suzanne has worked in a variety of production roles from Craft to Production Assistant to Production manager to Producer on commercials, music videos, documentaries and feature films. For almost a decade, she worked with Hot Docs, North America’s largest documentary film festival in Toronto. She finished her time at Hot Docs and in Toronto, by releasing a documentary film called Cat Ladies. Now she has come home and is honoured and privileged to be working as the General Manager at Resource Centre for the Arts, the heart and soul of St. John’s artistic community.

Kevin Woolridge, Operations Manager

Kevin has been a Newfoundland-based theatre artist for over twenty years working both on and off the stage. He is the Artistic Director of Temporary Theatre Company, which focuses on intimate, micro-theatre performance. He has worked for theatre companies all over Newfoundland but always calls the Hall his home. He has a BFA (Acting) from Grenfell College, and an MFA (Directing/Creation) from York University, where he focused on solo performance, mask, and movement. When he’s not doing theatre, Kevin enjoys designing board games, drawing comics, watching Godzilla movies, and collecting vintage toys.

Emily Carrigan, Communications and Marketing Manager

Emily is a local poet from St. John’s NL. They have worked at the LSPU Hall in multiple capacities from box office and bar staff to administrative assistant and finally landing on communications and marketing manager. When they aren’t at the Hall they can be found cuddling their dog and writing poetry about love, death, and things that make them angry.

Kathryn Burke, Box Office Manager

Kathryn Burke

Kathryn Burke is an actor, musician, producer and sound designer from Ontario who has lived in Newfoundland for the past 10 years. She has worked in the theatre in Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. Since moving here she has been a stage manager in Clarenville and Fogo Island, and has performed with Shakespeare by the Sea, Grand Bank Regional Theatre Festival, Quidi Vidi Rennies River Development Fund Fall Musicals, St. John’s Players and Best Kind Productions. She is currently on the board of V-Day St. John’s, the local branch that produces the Vagina Monologues each year. She has done sound design for Shakespeare by the Sea, St. John’s Players and PerSIStence Theatre Company. She holds an Bachelor of Arts from Bishop’s University with an Honors in Theatre and minor in Music.

Jen Fleming, Box Office Supervisor

Jen Fleming (She/Her) is a graduate of Memorial University’s Acting Programme. Her past theatre experience includes “Depths of Desire: Have You Reached the Bottom Yet?” (SBTS St. John’s); “Death & the Maiden” (Memorial Directing 4400); and various Grenfell Theatre and Atlantic Fringe Festival Shows. She is currently rehearsing as Sicinius in SBTS St. John’s “Corriolanus”. Her film and television experience includes background and stand in on “Astrid & Lilly Save the World; The Canoe Project”; and “Skeet”. In her free time, she teaches herself Icelandic, ASL, & ukulele in addition to learning tap and guitar.

Reg Hoskins, Technical Director 

A theatre artist about town, Reg Hoskins(he/him) has worked on everything from operas to oprys and all kinds of things in between, and in various capacities, ranging from stage manager, to designer, to director, to technical director, and more. Way back in 2019 Reg could usually be found in the Barbara Barrett Theatre as the house technician, helping to bring many types of theatre, music, and dance to the stage. After the advent of the Covid-19 Pandemic he pivoted from live events and took on the role of Covid Safety Officer with Terra Bruce Productions, working on a multitude of film and stage projects during that time. He is an artistic associate of Salt Teeth Theatre Company and directed and designed the premiere productions of both. Cookstown, Cashin Avenue at the St. John’s Shorts. In 2022 he moved back to the world of live events and directed and designed. Home in Three Plays: Bowring Park, Cashin Avenue, and Cookstown (STTC and RCAT) at the LSPU Hall.
from Kelligrews, Reg now resides in St. John’s City with his Intended, 2 young lads, 5 cats, a dog that comes and goes, and some quail. He is extremely pleased (honoured, even) to take on the role of Technical Director of the LSPU Hall and RCAT, and to be able to contribute to the future of a space that has such a storied past.

Heather Rumancik, Technician 

A woman with short curly brown hair and brown eyes. She is wearing a grey t-shirt and smiling at the camera. She is standing in a glass walkway with the sun shining from behind the camera.

Heather is from Manitoba but has moved to St. John’s twice. Her first stint at the LSPU hall saw her working as box office, bar staff, and lighting intern (2014). After that, she went on to work as a Key Grip and Gaffer on film and television sets across Ontario, PEI, and NL, including as Key Grip on the show Odd Squad which won the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Lighting Design (2021). 
Heather holds a Cabinetmaking Certificate from Humber College (2018), and a Diploma in Performance & Communications Media from MUN (2014). When she’s not lighting or building, you can find her quilting, gardening, or spinning with the circus.

Phil Winters, Technician 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A man for all seasons, Phil Winters first started working at the LSPU Hall in the Winter of 1989. He started again in the Summer of 1991, and a third time in the Fall of 1999. His most recent stint as an employee of the hall began in Spring of 2021. Over the last 30+ years he has designed lighting, stage managed, technical directed, run sound and video, built sets, acted, danced, and sang for RCA Theatre Co. and many other theatre companies in St. John’s.

He is happy to be here hanging lights again.

Ian Campbell, Volunteer Coordinator/ Archivist

Ian Campbell is a theatre artist, digital content creator, and educator based in St. John’s, NL. From 2015-2018 he served as the Artistic Director of the Shakespeare by the Sea Festival and in 2020 was one the key team involved in re-imagining the St. John’s International CircusFest as a digital gathering. Ian’s children’s versions of Richard III and Henry V are published as part of the Playing with Plays series. He loves working with the volunteers at the LSPU Hall where he has served as volunteer coordinator since 2018. Ian is also delighted to take on project managing RCA Theatre’s 50th anniversary digital archive and delving into these stories from RCA’s past. 

Ren Follett, Archivist Assistant

Ren is a Memorial University student from Newfoundland. She’s worked at the LSPU Hall box office and bar, and is now taking on an archiving project for the Summer. When she’s not working at the hall, she can be found trying out new crafts, watching rom-coms, or just hanging out on the couch with her cat.