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Peninsula Productions

Peninsula Productions produces high quality theatre for South Surrey and White Rock.

We deliver extraordinary performances, from full scale theatrical productions and breathtaking works of musical theatre to intimate staged readings and concerts.

Since our inception in 2010 as a not-for-profit society with a mere handful of dedicated members, we have become a vibrant organization with charitable status, an active board and over one hundred volunteers.

Our Initiatives

Youth Theatre Training

Know a young person interested in a career in theatre?

Peninsula Productions has a youth theatre company called NextGen. Each summer, NextGen forms a new cohort of full-time students between the ages of 15 and 30 to work alongside professional theatre artists, experienced directors, producers, and technicians.

NextGen participants learn the ins and outs of producing and performing theatre, culminating in a showcase of their own original work.

Our Initiatives

Giving Back

Peninsula Productions believes in giving back. We regularly donate tickets to those whose financial barriers may prevent them from experiencing live theatre. We also believe in sharing knowledge and expertise, which means we facilitate affordable workshops for members of the theatre community.

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Team Members

Wendy Bollard
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Wendy Bollard is a director, producer, vocalist, and actor who received her Masters in Directing from East 15, London UK. She has been the artistic director of Peninsula Productions since 2010, where she has produced over forty productions including a mainstage series, a staged reading series, a music series, and NextGen, a theatre company for youth. Wendy has assistant directed at Improbable Theatre, RADA, East 15, The Vancouver Arts Club, and Bard on the Beach. As a jazz vocalist, Wendy has performed in various music festivals and produced a popular CD that was heard on Canadian radio stations and distributed across Canada. Wendy’s career as an actor saw her performing in everything from large scale musicals to a one woman fringe show and touring Ireland.

Wendy is a former member of both the City of Surrey’s and the City of White Rock’s Culture Advisory board. She is a prime driving force behind Peninsula Production’s success. In 2013, Wendy’s efforts and abilities were recognized when she received the Surrey Women in Business Award as Innovator of the Year.

Rebecca Walters
ASSOCIATE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Born in Vancouver BC, Rebecca has her BFA from UBC and her MFA from The Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Academy for Classical Acting at The George Washington University.

A professional theatre-maker working throughout the Lower Mainland and the Eastern United States, Rebecca is a core member of Ensemble Theatre Company, an actor, director, dramaturg, and pretty much anything else that needs doing.

Rebecca has recently added “Associate Artistic Director” to her list of credits, joining Peninsula Productions to help guide their 2019 season. She will be directing “Our Town,” Peninsula’s inaugural production in their new black box theatre space.

Janet Ellis
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Janet has been in the arts/theatre field for 15 years. Her introduction to and ongoing involvement in the performing arts was initiated by her son Harrison, who is an actor. Her organizational skillset was honed working with a variety of business sectors over the past several decades, and as a member of the tour and advance team for three former Prime Ministers. She has worked for the Surrey School District for the past 11 years in the Career Department. Starting as a volunteer with Peninsula Productions in 2014, she has volunteered in every facet of the organization, and recently accepted the position of Executive Director.

She has lived with her family in South Surrey for the past 12 years, after moving from Ontario. She holds a BA from the University of Western Ontario, is a Certified Master Hypnotherapist and NLP practitioner.

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Board Members

Geoff Giffin
PRESIDENT

Geoff was advised at a very young age to follow the arts but, being who he is, he chose science, studied physics, and went to work in various high tech fields, including NASA. Now pursuing his love for music and theatre, he finds all the technical skills he mastered during his first career to be highly relevant to promoting and producing arts events. In addition to his work for Peninsula Productions, he serves in various capacities around the area, and is dedicated to making the Semiahmoo Peninsula a destination for all kinds of performance art experience.

Janice Cook
SECRETARY

Janice Cook, graduated from Queens University, Kingston with a BSc , Geology and from Lakehead University with a post graduate diploma in Business Administration. She is an avid reader whose interest in theatre was intensified by Russ Waller, an amazing drama professor at Queen’s. Born in Ottawa, Janice has lived with her family on the peninsula for over 25 years and now is delighted to have more time to be actively involved in the local community, especially helping to promote quality artistic performances through with Peninsula Productions Society.

Tony Roper
DIRECTOR

Anthony Roper F.I.C.S., is a Chartered Shipbroker, retired as president of Star Shipping (Canada) Ltd., and of Squamish Terminals Ltd. During his time in the Maritime Industry, he served as Chair of the Chamber of Shipping of British Columbia, Chair of the Western Marine Community, Chair of the International Maritime Centre and Board member of the British Columbia Maritime Employers Association. He is a long time-member of the Vancouver Bach Choir and has recently stepped down after five years as President of that organisation. He has also stepped down after five years as President of Fraser Valley Stage Society in Abbotsford, although still an active member, is a founding member of the group “Three Broads & A Baritone,” and currently sings with “I Divi.”

Doug Hart
DIRECTOR

Doug Hart is a retired business executive with over 40 years experience in domestic and international sales and marketing positions. Doug recently served as Executive Director for the South Surrey & White Rock Chamber of Commerce and as a director on various boards, including the Burns Bog Conservation Foundation (Vice-President) and Tourism White Rock (Chair), as well as running in the last Municipal election for Councillor for the City of White Rock.
Prior to being with the SSWR Chamber of Commerce, Doug served as a Vice-President and Officer for Industrial Alliance Pacific Life Insurance in Vancouver for over 11 years, where he was responsible for one of their major operating divisions.
In addition to his corporate and governance experience, Mr Hart currently serves as Director on the boards of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (VSO) and the Seniors Come Share Society.
Mr. Hart is a graduate of the University of British Columbia in Commerce. Doug has resided in the White Rock, South Surrey area since 1992.

Diana Herring
DIRECTOR

Phone

604-536-8335

Address

14600 North Bluff Road
White Rock BC
V4B 3C9
(right beside Centennial Area)

Contact Us

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