Kelly is an award winning theatre producer, director and administrator who is thrilled to be joining the team at New West Theatre. He is a 20 year veteran of the Canadian theatre industry and has worked in numerous capacities as a theatre professional. He is the former Producer (2016-18) of One Yellow Rabbit’s High Performance Rodeo, the former Artistic Director (2004-14) of Sage Theatre, and has done contract work for dozens of Canadian theatre companies including, Theatre Calgary, Vertigo Theatre, Lunchbox Theatre, Theatre Junction, Shadow Theatre, Inside Out Theatre, The Banff Centre, Red Deer College and University of Calgary. He currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Theatre Alberta. A recent new resident of Lethbridge, Kelly is thrilled to be contributing to the passionate and flourishing cultural community in Southern Alberta.
Sharon Peat has been a director and arts educator in Lethbridge for over thirty years. She directed Shape of a Girl for New West Theatre and has sat on the Board of Directors. In fact, many current New West performers were students in Sharon’s drama classes. At the Provincial High School Drama Festival, her students have received close to forty different honors over the years, from Outstanding Performance to Outstanding Production. At the Adult Drama Festival, her production was recognized with Best Production, Best Director and Best Actor Awards. Dedicated to fine arts development in Lethbridge, she is a strong advocate for the value of live theatre in our community.