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The touring workshop will guide you  how to tour and how to pitch shows. Touring workshop will be for touring multidisciplinary artists. Including theatre artists, musicians, and dancers



Cory Philley

Cory is a writer, performer, director and producer and arts leader with over thirty years’ experience in the sector.

For 20 years, she worked at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts in Burnaby where, among other adventures, she was the Artistic Director for the Shadbolt’s theatre season and directed the Artist-in-Residency program. Cory was also one of the founding members and co-artistic directors of La Luna Productions (1998-2007). She is the current Executive Director of the Vancouver Fringe Festival and has just survived her first festival and is already planning for the next one!

Cory’s writing credits include Peaches & Scream (co-written with Mercedes Baines), Marking Time, Faith, Bob, Contrary, Sorry, Scarlet, Late, and Hoarding Paradise. As a performer, favourite acting credits include Mud & Men Inside (Ruby Slippers Productions), Bad Dollies (Women in View Festival) Her Big Break (These 4 Walls Productions), By Choice (Twelve Minutes Max), Faith and Bob (La Luna Productions) and Slippage (Wild Filly Productions).

Cory received her BA at Simon Fraser University’s School for the Contemporary Arts and she has an MA in Graduate Liberal Studies from SFU. Her thesis project is her play, Hoarding Paradise, about a woman with Compulsive Hoarding Disorder. The play is currently being developed with the aid of a Canada Council Grant and dramaturgs Julie-Anne Saroyan of Small Stage and Maiko Bae Yamamoto of Theatre Replacement..


Sheryl McGraw (she/her)


Sheryl is a freelance program manager, event and communications coordinator in the arts and culture sector. Since 1994, She has worked for several organizations in BC in various capacities including the BC Touring Council, the Creative City Network, 2010 Legacies Now - Arts, Arts BC and North Van Arts.


She currently works with the BC Touring Council as Program Coordinator for the Community Presenters Assistance and Into the Act Funding programs. From 2015 to 2021, she was coordinator for their Aspiring Emerging Artists program where she developed and delivered a series of 13 x two-day workshops for emerging artists that were hosted in various communities around the province. 


She currently lives in Hope, BC on the ancestral territory of the Stó:lō people, including the Chawathil, Shxw’ow’hamel, Peters, Yale, Union Bar and Skawahlook First Nations. 

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