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. She has 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 she isn’t at the Hall she can be found cuddling her dog and writing poetry about love, death, and things that make her angry.
Kathryn Burke, Box Office Manager
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.
Robert Gauthier, Technical Director
Originally from Quebec, Robert Gauthier is a lighting designer and has been designing for dance, operas and musicals since 1995. He has designed lights for many productions at the Hall including Jerry’d Alive! in 2014, Brazil Square in 2015, and Habib’s Unforgettable All Night House Party in 2016. Robert is the Tech Director at the LSPU Hall Theatre/Resource Centre for the Arts and teaches technical theatre at the Memorial University of Newfoundland.
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.
Trevor Linehan, Technician
Trevor Linehan is from St. John’s, NL, and has been working as a technician at the LSPU Hall since 2018, after he graduated with a Performance and Communication Media diploma at MUN. His recent Audio and Video work comes from working with The Mirror (PerSIStence), Pitch Wars 2020 (WANL), Mammoth (Andrea Cooper), and Room for a Pony (Andrea Cooper). Some of Trevor’s past involvements include stage managing for LIFE SUCKS (Deon-Walsh Productions), After the Sirens (Quills on the Edge), and Tabula Rosa (High Street Productions). In the past, Trevor took on the position of Assistant Stage Manager for Broadway on the Rock (Theatre St. John’s) and directed a one-act play, The Bridge, as a part of his diploma. When he is not involved in theatre productions, he often works in film, as a streaming technician, and as a video editor.
Heather Rumancik, Technician
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.