The Killjoys

Killjoy Theatre operates from a non-hierarchical model of decision-making. The four co-producers have equal say in all aspects of curation, operations, and production, though one member may take the lead on a certain project or task based on their expertise.

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Mariam Barry

Co-Producer
(She/Her)

Mariam is an actor from Norway and The Gambia. She immigrated to Canada five years ago and holds a BFA in Acting from UBC. As a theatre artist, Mariam has worked with Rumble Theatre, Bard on the Beach, Arts Club, Urban Ink, Zee Zee Theatre, Belfry Theatre, Passion in Practice, and LAMDA in various artistic roles. She has produced a sold out staged reading series of ‘da Kink in My Hair by Trey Anthony and a three time remounted production of Love, Lust & Lace in collaboration with Axis Theatre. She was also a company apprentice at Pacific Theatre last season.

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Anais West

Co-Producer
(She/Her)

Anais is a queer playwright, actor and producer living on Unceded Coast Salish Territories. She’s the Operations Manager/Associate Producer at the Frank Theatre, and the former Associate Producer at Pi Theatre.  Anais’ plays include Kill Your Lovers (Buddies In Bad Times Theatre’s Rhubarb Festival, the Fresh Fruit Festival, NYC) and co-writing Poly Queer Love Ballad (Queer Arts Festival, The Frank Theatre and Zee Zee Theatre). Her recent acting credits include Slime (the Only Animal), and Dry Land (Rumble Theatre’s Tremors Festival). She’s a graduate of Studio 58.

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KAYLA DEORKSEN

Co-Producer
(She/Her)

Kayla Deorksen is honoured to have been invited to be a part of the Killjoy team. An NTS graduate, for the last ten years Kayla has been acting with many of Vancouver’s most established professional companies. Following a Jessie Nomination in 2017, in 2018 Kayla starred in the world premiere of Touchstone Theatre’s C’mon, Angie! When not working in theatre, film and television, she can be found cleaning her apartment and drinking Americanos at the Catfé.

Alexandra

Alexandra Lainfiesta

Co-Producer
(She/Her)

Alexandra was born and raised in Guatemala, moving to Canada in 2010 to pursue professional training and a career in theatre. Alexandra is a graduate of the Canadian College of Performing Arts and Studio 58. She is the recipient of the 2017 Jessie Richardson Award for Best Performance in a Lead Role for her work in Green Lake with Solo Collective Theatre. Alexandra is currently in her second season at The Stratford Festival. She is a proud member and co-founder of the Canadian Latinx Theatre Artist Coalition and is currently developing her first full length play Luz.