Nicole Smith, Interim Artistic Associate

Nicole Leona Smith is a writer, theatre creator, director, and producer, who splits her time between her homes in Cambridge, Ontario and St. John’s, Newfoundland. Her work as a playwright has been supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, the Shaw Festival, Green Light Arts, and Canadian Stage. She is co-Artistic Director of the Grand Falls-Windsor Theatre Project, in Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland, and founding Artistic Producer of Sonderlust, a theatre collective dedicated to the creation of original work and the staging of women’s stories. As someone whose mentors have shaped her every approach, Nicole is devoted to making and holding space for new creators of all ages, and she’s honoured to be a part of the RCAT team during this transition

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.