OUR TEAM

LINDSAY BELLAIRE
Artistic Director

Lindsay is the Artistic Director of Theatre Arcturus where she co-created, choreographed and performed in WEIRD (Best of Fest 2015 Ottawa Fringe, Cutting-Edge Award 2016 Toronto Fringe), ROUGH MAGIC, and the more family-friendly LUMBERJACK SHOW. Before Arcturus, she directed STALLED in the 2013 Toronto Fringe Festival. After graduating from the University of Windsor’s BFA in Acting program, she trained in aerial arts at the Toronto School of Circus Arts and other studios in the GTA. As an aerialist she has performed her acts at festivals and events across Ontario, with a brief tour to China in 2015. She loves to bring her experience back to the studio as an instructor; after running a small studio in Muskoka under Arcturus for almost two years she is now joining the team at Brass Butterflies in Waterloo, where she’ll help lead the aerial program.

 

 

 


 

Phillip Psutka HeadshotPHILLIP PSUTKA
Executive Director

After graduating with Distinction from the University of Windsor’s B.F.A. in Acting program, Phillip trained extensively in stage combat, earning his Advanced Actor Combatant Certification with Full Distinction (FDC) and is now apprenticing to become a Certified Fight Instructor. He has performed with the Stratford Festival, CBC Radio, Humber River Shakespeare, the Toronto Fringe, Toronto Buskerfest, and the TV series Lost Girl.  Notable works include: WEIRD (Playwright, Director, Fight Director), which won the 2016 Cutting-Edge Award (Toronto Fringe Festival) and Best of Fest (2015 Ottawa Fringe Festival); ROUGH MAGIC (Playwright, Fight Director, and performing the role of Caliban – 2017 tours); and, STALLED (Playwright, Actor – 2013 Toronto Fringe Festival). Through his experience with The Shakespeare School (Stratford Festival) and DuffleBag Theatre, he has worked with kids and young adults as an actor, teacher, and fight choreographer. He is the recipient of the Rapier Wit Award, a Tyrone Guthrie Award (Stratford Festival), and a Theatre Creators’ Reserve grant (Ontario Arts Council) for the development of ROUGH MAGIC.

 


 

Andrew SheppardANDREW SHEPPARD
Honorary Founder 

Andrew has served as a mentor and supporter for Theatre Arcturus since before its official inception in 2014.  With his passion for the arts and his highly respected expertise in financial planning, he has become an indispensable member of our team.

Andrew is the President and Founder of Sheppard Financial Services Inc.