PETER JORGENSEN, Musical Theatre Performance & Program Director
A graduate of AMDA in NYC, Peter Jorgensen has earned a reputation as an exceptional musical theatre actor, director, and educator. In 2007, with Katey Wright, Peter founded Patrick Street Productions to produce extraordinary contemporary musicals. He has directed numerous award-winning productions for PSP and other theatres, including Avenue Q and Rock of Ages (Arts Club), Les Miserables and Fiddler on the Roof (Chemainus Festival), and The Light in the Piazza (PSP, Jessie Award, Best Production), and his musical adaptation of It’s a Wonderful Life has been produced at theatres across the country. Peter is Founder and Director of the Arts Club’s Teen Musical Theatre Intensive, teaches Master Classes through PSP, and sits on the Advisory Board for CapU’s Musical Theatre program. PSP’s Professional Intensive combines the rigor of Peter’s Master Classes with the immersive quality of the Arts Club intensive, and is partially inspired by the Menier Chocolate Factory musical theatre program, which Peter attended in London, UK in 2009.
JONATHAN MONRO, Musical Director
A Newfoundland-born performer, music director, and writer, Jonathan’s first international appearance of note was as a pianist at Carnegie Hall. As an actor, he has extensive credits in TV, film, and stage, including two shows on Broadway and 7 seasons at Stratford. Jonathan has written over 20 incidental scores for plays, most recently A Christmas Carol (NAC), Anne Frank (Stratford) and Alice Through the Looking-Glass (Stratford/NAC), as well as 9 original musicals, including Variations on a Nervous Breakdown (4 Betty Mitchell Awards, including Best Musical) and A History of Summer. Most recently, he was Musical Director for The Light in the Piazza at Theatre Calgary, and for the world premiere of Alan Menken and David Spencer’s new musical The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz. Other favourite MD credits include The Best Laid Plans and Floyd Collins (PSP), Sweeney Todd (OOTA), and AfterImage (Artistic Fraud). In 2016 Jonathan completed a two-month writer’s residency in Venice, Italy where he worked on a commissioned musical adaptation of Roch Carrier’s classic story The Hockey Sweater, slated for production this fall.
SEAN BAYNTUN, Youth Musical Theatre Performance – Musical Director
Sean returns to PSP having previously been their music director for The Light in the Piazza (Jessie Award), and Bat Boy: the Musical. Other credits as music director include Rock of Ages and the smash hit Avenue Q for the Arts Club Theatre Company, as well as The Wild Party (Pint Size Tall), and Songs for a New World (NAMC). He received his Masters in Music (Classical Piano Performance) from Rice University and is the Keyboard/Synth player in the groups OtherPeople and Leisure Club.
LYNDSEY BRITTEN, Youth Musical Theatre Performance – Choreographer
Based in Vancouver, Lyndsey has trained with Goh Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, and Caulfield School of Dance. Select choreography credits include Play On Word’s Bonnie & Clyde, Odeum Theatre Society’s production of Mary Poppins, Awkward Stage Production’s Fringe Show Carry On: A Musical, and Fighting Chance Productions’ Heathers. Lyndsey also works with several high schools and community centres, most notably as Gleneagle Secondary School’s choreographer since 2010. Also a versatile performer, select credits include: Cats (FCP), Hairspray (TUTS), Crazy For You, Wizard of Oz, & The Music Man (Gateway Theatre). Most recently, Lyndsey assisted Julie Tomaino on 42nd Street at Studio 58. She is looking forward to her Patrick Street debut!
JOEL STURROCK, Dance & Movement
Joel Sturrock is an actor, dancer and award-winning choreographer and producer. An alumnus of Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet School and the Canadian College of Performing Arts, he completed a choreography mentorship under Artistic Director Jacques Lemay. He has since worked across North America and Europe as a performer, choreographer, dance consultant and movement coach. Joel was the movement consultant for the feature film Star Trek: Beyond and won a Jessie Award for Choreography and Movement Direction for his work on Tender Napalm. Selected choreography credits: Bomb- itty of Errors (Arts Club), Bravofact’s The Dancing Cop (Official Selection TIFF 2012), MTV Live, and the award-winning feature films Afterparty and Eadweard. As a performer Joel has appeared on Hellcats, MTV LIVE, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, and Rogue, with motion capture roles including Night in The Museum 3 and Warcraft. Live performances include Rosie O’Donnell’s Our Family Cruise, Tony Award nominee Johnny Tartaglia’s Ad-Liberty, Beauty & the Beast (Arts Club), The Shape of Things (20Something Theatre), MOVE: The Company and a North American tour of The Nutcracker Suite.
SANDRA FERENS, Voice & Speech / Scene Study
Sandra’s teaching practice spans over two decades, including instructing at UBC, CapU, Mount Royal College, the Arts Club Theatre’s Musical Theatre Intensive and founding the Creativity Lab and the Intensive for the Young Artist through the Vancouver Playhouse. She facilitates performance projects at the Vancouver Waldorf High School, teaches Voice and Text at the Vancouver Film School and continues to explore the connection between process and performance through developing work with the collective Artists With Day Jobs of which she is a founding member. She is a Jessie-nominated actor, and works extensively in film and TV. Sandra holds a Master’s Degree in Theatre in Education.