Team

Cameron Mackenzie (he/him)
Artistic & Executive Director

Photograph of Cameeron Mackenzie

Originally from South Africa, Cameron is a director, producer & drag queen. He is the founder and Managing Artistic Director of Zee Zee Theatre and has directed most work for the company including My Funny Valentine, Nelly Boy, Tiny Replicas, Whale Riding Weather, Lowest Common Denominator, 5@50 and Elbow Room Cafe: The Musical (Phases 1 and 2). He has also worked with Arts Club, Bard on the Beach, Centaur Theatre, The Vancouver Playhouse, Studio 58, and the PuSh Festival where he produces Club PuSh. As a drag queen, his alter-ego Isolde N. Barron is the Queen of East Van and can be seen every Wednesday night at The Junction co-hosting The Barron Gurl Show. He is the recipient of the Ray Michal Award for Outstanding Body of Work by an Emerging Director, and is a Jessie Richardson Award nominee. He is a graduate of Studio 58.

Dave Deveau (he/him)
Associate Artistic Director

Photograph of Dave Deveau

Dave Deveau is an award-winning writer and performer whose plays and operas have been performed across Canada and in Europe. Plays for Zee Zee include: My Funny Valentine, Nelly Boy, Tiny Replicas, Lowest Common Denominator, Dead People’s Things, Elbow Room Cafe: The Musical and Holiday at the Elbow Room Café. He has also worked with Green Thumb Theatre, Theatre la Seizieme, Theatre Direct, Tapestry New Opera Works, Buddies in Bad Times, Roseneath Theatre,the PuSh Festival and the Vancouver International Children’s Festival. He has won the Sydney Risk Prize, the Gordon Armstrong Playwrights’ Rent Award, and his plays have been nominated for 21 Jessies, 4 Ovation Awards and 4 Dora Mavor Moore Awards. He is currently working on new commissions for Zee Zee, Arts Club, Green Thumb, Nashville Children’s Theatre and Carousel Theatre for Young People. His first collection of plays will be published in the spring through Talonbooks. His drag alter-ego Peach Cobblah can be seen hosting politics-forward drag events across the Lower Mainland. He is a graduate of York University and UBC’s MFA Playwriting program.

Gladys Kwok (she/her)
Development & Operations Manager

Gladys is a Bachelors of Business Administration candidate at Simon Fraser University and an energetic, ambitious individual who is always looking for a new challenge. Born in Hong Kong and raised in Vancouver, she embraces her diverse cultural experiences. Most recently she was the Marketing and Communication Development Strategist at Seniors Come Share Society.  In her free time, she enjoys playing the guitar, singing, dancing and participating in pottery making. Her lifetime goal is to travel around the World to explore different cultures, people and food. Gladys’ favourite discussion topics include philosophy, politics and history. Her goal at Zee Zee is to be a part of the journey to “foster common understanding and empathy across our diverse human experiences”.

Trey Le (he/him)
Digital Communications Specialist

Trey is an arts administrator and marketer. Currently he is the Assistant to the Head in the Department of Art History, Visual Art, and Theory at UBC; where he is part of the executive administration. He completed his BAA in media studies with a graduate diploma in public relations. He has held roles with the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, Out on Screen, Toronto International Film Festival, and Hootsuite and has served on the board of Centre A: Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art. As a queer first-generation Vietnamese-Canadian, he has seen firsthand the role of art to expand our understanding of ourselves and each other, and looks forward to championing LGBTQ2SI+ stories at Zee Zee Theatre.

Playwrights in Residence

JD Derbyshire (she/her)

Dave Deveau (he/him)

Charlee Sideen aka Thanks Jem (they/them)

Bookkeeper

Meredith Burney (she/her)

Associate Artists

Sydney Cavanagh (she/her)

Stephanie Elgersma (she/her)

Jillian Perry (she/her)

Emma Slipp (she/her)

Marina Szijarto (she/her)

Deborah Williams (she/her)

Season Artwork

Isa Rodrigues (they/them)

Zee Zee Theatre acknowledges that we live and work on the unceded traditional and ancestral territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.