Born and raised in the Greater Moncton Area, Mark McPhee studied English Literature at Crandall University and partook of their Oxford University Study Programme. Through these experiences, he gained a great interest and respect for the dramatic works of Shakespeare as well as other dramatists. In 2011, Mark joined Hubcity Theatre's Shakespeare in the Park production of MacBeth as dramaturge and has since continued to work with Hubcity's productions in various capacities.
Erin Lauriston - Secretary
Erin moved to Moncton from Halifax, NS in 2012. As graduate of Mount Allison University, she was exposed to small theatre productions in school, but never got her feet wet. That opportunity came with Hubcity's Much Ado About Nothing as assistant stage manager. The bug bit, and she continued in the fall production of Roomies as Stage Manager. She has enjoyed learning the ropes and seeing each production come to life. She was asked to join the board in 2016.
JB Vanier - Co-Artistic Director
JB Vanier is an award winning director, actor and playwright originally from Montreal by way of Miami. An Honor's graduate from Bishop's University and the Artistic Director to the Little Forks Theatre Company for three years, JB has performed and directed theatre ranging from classical and Shakespearean pieces to contemporary canadian works. He is also trained in the Pochinko method of clowning. In 2015, he moved to Moncton to join the Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada as a drama teacher and director. He joined Hubcity in 2016 as an actor and has since also directed and fight choreographed. He has most recently finished a presentation with Power Production's Crippled at Fundy Fringe where the play won Outstanding Production.
Cody Bolton - Co-Artistic Director
Originally from Dow Settlement, New Brunswick, it was here that Cody was first bitten by the acting bug. After finishing high school, Cody attended Crandall University—then Atlantic Baptist University—in Moncton to obtain his B.A. in English. During this time he embarked on the Oxford Programme through Crandall, studying Shakespeare & Theatre at Oxford University for a term. Cody co-founded Crandall Spotlight Theatre—Crandall University’s theatre company— and has been heavily involved with Hubcity Theatre since 2010. With Hubcity Theatre he has acted in several productions, including Dial M For Murder, A Streetcar Named Desire, Macbeth, The Three Musketeers, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Dracula, and The Winter’s Tale.
Brad Butland - Director
Brad Butland resides in Moncton, but was raised in the nearby village of Alma, New Brunswick. He has been involved with Hubcity Theatre in different live theatre performances and administrative roles since its conception in 2007. A 2008 graduate of what is now known as Crandall University, Brad was granted the opportunity to study drama and Shakespeare at Regent's Park College, one of the many colleges of Oxford University, and has enjoyed taking the stage ever since.
Kelly MacDonald-Mason, Director
Originally from Nova Scotia where she grew up performing at the Musquodoboit Valley Bicentennial Theatre, Kelly MacDonald- Mason now calls Riverview home. After years away from performing, she got involved with Hubcity Theatre through the production of Radio Rewind and became part of the Atlantic Canadian tour of Roomies. She joined the board in 2017.