Company

Since 2007, Halifax's DMV Theatre Collective has been staging contemporary theatre that tackles societal conventions, inviting audiences to look at the world through a different perspective

Pamela Halstead - Co-Artistic ProducerPamela has just completed her tenure as Artistic Director of Lunchbox Theatre (Calgary, AB). For Lunchbox she programmed and directed numerous world premiere productions as well as oversaw the Suncor Energy Stage One Festival, the most prolific development program for one act plays in Canada. Prior to Lunchbox Theatre, she was the Artistic Producer of Ship's Company Theatre (Parrsboro, NS) for six seasons where she also premiered a number of new Canadian plays. Pamela acts as Artistic Adviser to Valley Summer Theatre (Wolfville, NS). Her other directing and acting credits span the country and she also works as a freelance dramaturg - most recently on scripts for One Light Theatre, Saskatchewan Playwrights' Festival, Lunchbox Theatre, Ship's Company Theatre and the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre. Upcoming projects include Never a Syllable for One Light Theatre, The Net for Theatre New Brunswick and Bingo Ladies for Lunchbox Theatre.

Kate Lavender - Co-Artistic Producer - Selected Theatre credits include: Pageant, The Ugly One, The Blue Light, The Leisure Society, How I learned to Drive (DMV Theatre), Vimy, Fall in Paris (Eastern Front Theatre), The Devil’s Disciple, The Shape of a Girl (Neptune Theatre), I Ought to be in Pictures, Gaslight (Festival Antigonish), Bone Cage (Forerunner Playwrights Co-op), The Servant of Two Masters (The New Globe Theatre, NYC), As You Like It (Westbeth Theatre, NYC). Film and Television: The Last Supper, Faith, Fraud & Minimum Wage, Growing Op, A Very Lucky Girl and Daring and Grace.  Kate has a BA in Theatre from Acadia University and MFA in Acting from the Actors Studio Drama School in New York City.  She is also a decorator and stylist by trade and an avid collector of fine vintage trinkets and wares http://plumedematante.blogspot.ca.

Matthew Thomas Walker - Co-Artistic Prodcuer - Matt is a graduate of both York's MFA in Theatre and of Dalhousie's Acting Program. He has performed in DMV's How I Learned to Drive, The Blue Light, Pageant and the Canadian Premiere of Marius von Mayenburng's The Ugly One.  He currently works between Halifax and Toronto where he is also Co-Artistic Director of Litmus Theatre. For Litmus, Matt has directed Matchbox Macbeth and Birth of Frankenstein (Dora Award) and is currently developing a new adaptation of Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World.  Matt was the 2015 recipient of the Ken Macdougall Award for Promising Emerging Director.  

Founding Members

Pamela Halstead
Brian Heighton 
Katherine Jenkins 
Kate Lavender
Patrick Lavender 
Matthew Thomas Walker
Samantha Wilson