Who We Are
Led by Artistic Directors Sherry J. Yoon and Jay Dodge.
Sherry J. Yoon is a co-creator and director of the company’s original productions and Jay Dodge’s writing, performances and designs are central in Boca del Lupo’s shows. During the tenure of the pair, the company has received numerous awards including Jessies for Outstanding Design, Outstanding Production, Significant Artistic Achievement and Outstanding Performance; the Critic’s Choice Award for Innovation; and the Alcan Performing Arts Award.
For Boca del Lupo, collaboration is the core tenet of our creativity. Working across cultures and disciplines our productions are energized by the collision and confluence of difference. Since our inception in 1996, our artistic focus has been one that explores cultural hybridity and interdisciplinary through consciously convening artists from diverse backgrounds and giving them voice within the work through our established processes. We also have a well-established track record in touring, a strong level of engagement with our professional arts services organizations and meaningful outreach into the community. We proudly take our place as a theatre company that relentlessly expands creative possibilities through unprecedented innovations and partnerships with a repertoire that includes 60 original creations and unique presentations.
Boca del Lupo has a foundation in theatre but has evolved into a multi-disciplinary company often partnering with artists and organization that are beyond the conventional boundaries of our form and our sector.
Sherry J Yoon
Sherry J. Yoon, Artistic Director of Boca del Lupo, is a theatre creator and director with a passion for creating new performances through collaborative pursuits. With Boca del Lupo, Sherry has co-created more than 35 productions, including: Fall Away Home, an intergenerational site-specific production in the forest of Stanley Park; Photog, a large-scale show that toured across Canada and was created with interviews from prominent conflict photographers; and You Are It, as part of the Silver commissions from the Arts Club Theatre that investigates the complex dynamics between female friendships. During Sherry’s tenure, the company has received numerous awards, including the Rio Tinto Alcan Performing Arts Award, and Jessie Awards for Outstanding Production, Design, Actor, Ensemble, as well as the Critic’s Choice Innovation Award. Her productions have toured festivals and venues across Canada, Europe and Mexico. She co-created an online exhibition of Expedition, an iterative collaboration between Boca del Lupo and the Performance Corporation, and working on Net Zero, an interactive theatre installation about climate change that involves the audience charging a battery with a stationary bicycle. She is also a freelance director who has worked at the Richmond Gateway Theatre, Bard on the Beach, the Vancouver International Children’s Festival and at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa Canada.
The Artistic Producer of Boca del Lupo since 2001, Jay Dodge was also part of the founding collective in 1996. During his tenure, the company has won the peer-assessed Alcan Performing Arts Award, and several Jesse Richardson Theatre Awards including seven nominations for the Critic’s Choice Award for Innovation and the Patrick O’Neill Award for best anthology with Plays2Perform@Home. Jay is a passionate set and video designer with Jessie Richardson Awards in both of those categories as well as a published playwright including a contribution to Boca del Lupo’s Red Phone project. His artistry is one of innovation and daring and his one man show, PHOTOG. featured interactive video, stunt rigging and verbatim text, touring to World Stage, Prismatic, Festival Trans Amerique and PuSh. Currently serving on the national board of the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres, Jay also has special interest in creative space making including as co-founder of celebrated colocation space PL1422, co-founder of the Granville Island Theatre District, and as project consultant for Video In/Video Out and Left of Main.
Technology Director of Boca Del Lupo
Carey is a board member of the Canadian Electroacoustic Community. Carey is a multidisciplinary artist and technologist whose work focuses on sonic arts, interactivity, installations, sound design and performance. He studied Electroacoustics at Concordia University and received a Masters at the Sonic Arts Research Centre in Belfast. He has collaborated with hundreds of artists in the creation of works mostly in Vancouver but also Montreal, Toronto, the USA, UK & Ireland.
Through his work with Boca del Lupo in the unique role as a full-time technology director for a theatre company he as worked with the core creative team to continually expand, challenge and grow what is possible and what are impactful uses of technology for expressing artistic vision and connection with each other.
Boomer is a mixed-blood settler/immigrant with roots extending to Cornwall (England), Sri Lanka, Nederlands and Portugal. Boomer has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from York University, with a focus on photography, painting and drawing. Boomer currently serves as the Executive Director of the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT) as well as an Artistic Advisor at the New Victory Theater in New York City. Boomer has also provided leadership for the International Performing Arts for Youth (IPAY) based in Philadelphia, PA, as Executive Director, as well as Artistic Director of the Milk International Children’s Festival of the Arts at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto. Boomer exhibits nomadic tendencies, is a social introvert, loves to cook, excels at gazing into campfires and lives to explore the coastlines of the world.
Matthew Rhodes (he/him) is an emerging theatre artist on unceded Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh land. He is a UBC BFA Acting graduate with a Master of Management degree from the Sauder School of Business. During 2020/21 he was a producer for The Show Must Go Online, a global digital Shakespeare movement. He has also produced with Affair of Honor, including on their recent production The Five Vengeances by Jovanni Sy. He is also a freelance actor, recently performing in Still/Falling with Green Thumb Theatre, as well as a director, recently for Bramble Theatre and Brave New Play Rites. He is also a teaching artist with Bard Education, and is a graduate of their Riotous Youth Internship.
Helen Yagi has worked in Film and Arts PR and Marketing for several years for the Vancouver International Film Festival, Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival, and Boca del Lupo. She has also been the publicist for many award winning Canadian directors such as: Bruce Sweeney, Loretta Todd, and Charles Wilkinson; and local film and arts organizations including: Women in Film, and the Vancouver Art Gallery.
Helen was an Associate Producer on a feature documentary about fashion modelling, How to be a Model, which premiered at the VIFF and was broadcast on CBC TV. A visual art photographer when she’s not promoting movies and theatre, Helen has exhibited her work at the North Shore Arts Council, Firehall Arts Centre, Roundhouse Community Centre, and the Vancouver Museum.
Valerie is an art director specializing in campaigns, design and illustration for socially conscious and sustainable companies, non profits, as well as progressive organizations. Prior to creating her own company, Cabin + Cub Design, she was the award-winning head designer and art director at Adbusters Magazine for five years running. She currently is the art director at This Magazine and Point Blank Creative. When not designing, she can be found taking pictures of pinecones and mushrooms in the forest, playing board games with her kids, and making arts and crafts.
Kellee Ngan (she/her) is a writer, editor and arts administrator based on the traditional, unceded territory of the Squamish People. She has over 15 years’ experience in the arts and non-profit sector, including her previous role as Operations Director at Rumble Theatre. In addition to her work supporting artists and organizations, Kellee engages in her own creative projects. Her writing has been published in a variety of literary magazines and anthologies, including Good Mom on Paper (Book*hug Press) and Making Room: Forty Years of Room Magazine (Caitlin Press). She has also created and collaborated on work for live and digital performance (Rishi & d Douen, Rumble Theatre/Carousel Theatre for Young People). Kellee holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia.
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Carey Dodge | Technology Director | email@example.com
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Matthew Rhodes | Associate Producer | email@example.com
Kellee Ngan | Development Manager | firstname.lastname@example.org
Valerie Thai | Graphic Design | cabin+cub
Nelson Alvarez | Accountant
Helen Yagi | Publicist | email@example.com
Boca del Lupo’s dynamic and committed board of directors are a huge part of the company’s success:
Carmen Stossel | Chair
Lars Meyer | Vice Chair
Katherine Bruno | Treasurer
Stephanie Wong | Secretary
Sandra Chamberlain-Snider, Brian Edwards | At large
Scott Elliott | Founding Chair