Stephen Waldschmidt

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Playwright, Host, & Artistic Director

(playwright: Land; series host, rehearsal stage manager, recording assistant; producing artistic director)

Stephen is grateful to work as a theatre artist on Treaty Six territory, where he collaborates as artistic director of Burnt Thicket Theatre. Directing credits include BTT’s Evergreen, Every Brilliant Thing, My Little Plastic Jesus, and the national tour of She Has a Name. Acting credits include The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui (Persephone Theatre), Tent Meeting (Rosebud Theatre), Chickens (Pacific Theatre), and the role of Jesus in The Canadian Badlands Passion Play. He recently wrote Land, an audio play for BTT’s fiction podcast We Treaty People. Stephen holds a masters of fine arts and theology from Regent College and a BFA in drama from University of Calgary. He sends loud thanks to Kirsten, his spouse and best friend, and to their daughter and two sons.