Interim Executive Director (ext 102)Roxanne Duncan is the Interim Executive Director of the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival. Prior to joining PuSh in 2014, Roxanne was managing director of The Theatre Centre, where she was a key member of the management team responsible for the creation of its $6.2 million live arts hub in Toronto’s West Queen West neighbourhood.A graduate of the University of Toronto, her career began in Edinburgh in 2005 working with Aurora Nova and Paul Lucas Productions. She returned to Toronto in 2007 where she worked as a manager and producer with a range of remarkable Toronto-based companies including Volcano Theatre, Peggy Baker Dance Projects, Dreamwalker Dance, Acting Upstage, Why Not Theatre, Company Theatre and Soulpepper.
Interim Artistic Director (ext 103)
At PuSh Norman and I collaborate on all aspects of programming: seeing work, choosing shows, developing partnerships (local, national, and international), staying in touch with artists and following what they are working on, and lots and lots of travelling.
Before PuSh I’ve spent most of my professional career working in the dance milieu, at the same time as developing a practice in performing arts curation. Before joining the PuSh team, I led organizations such as New Works and Made in BC—Dance on Tour. I’m a graduate of UBC’s Theatre Production/Design program, and was once nominated for a Jessie Award in costume design.
Outside of PuSh I dabble in textile-related crafts, spend time with all the people I miss when I’m travelling!
Communications Director (ext 201)
At PuSh I develop the annual integrated marketing strategy, and I lead and implement communications and marketing initiatives. I work with the Festival graphic designers, web developers and other outside vendors, hire and manage the communications staff, oversee social media initiatives, and manage the festival communications budget.
Before PuSh I was the Artist Services Manager at PuSh for the 2017-2018 season, but before that spent several years in various communications and logistics roles at VIFF, DOXA and the Vancouver Queer Film Festival. Over the years I have worked for magazines, newspapers and catalogues. I dabble in short documentary filmmaking. I was a terrible waitress.
Outside of PuSh I do stand-up comedy and am obsessed with my cats/all cats.
Development Director (ext 205)
At PuSh I dream up new ways to involve our donors and supporters in making the PuSh vision a reality. I also make sure they know their support brings some of the most exciting arts experiences to Vancouver.
Before PuSh I worked in fund development for six years and was responsible for online, major gift and corporate campaigns for social service organizations in Vancouver. I have also developed experiential team-building events to engage employees while giving back to their community. Prior to that, I’ve been a social entrepreneur, journalist and creative disruptor.
Outside of PuSh I write, perform stories and dream up schemes. I’m also raising my two young children to do the same.
Audience Services Manager (ext 200)
At PuSh I take care of everyone who comes to the festival. I do this with an amazing Audience Services and box office team. I also spend a lot of time in spreadsheets and databases.
Before PuSh I worked in a variety roles in music/film retail and distribution.Outside of PuSh You’ll find me chasing down puppies, photographing life, planning my next trip, and enjoying food and drink. And music. Lots of music.
Operations Coordinator (ext. 104)
At PuSh I am the Operations Coordinator. I keep the administrative operations in order and provide support and development to contractors and other departments.
Before PuSh I coordinated the Audience Services departments at Out On Screen and joined the Coastal Jazz and Blues Society while doing administrative managing for small businesses.
Outside of PuSh I join jogging races I never win, overcrowd my bookshelves, and marvel at tiny objects.
Annual Giving Coordinator (ex 206)
At PuSh I manage the annual giving program and campaigns. My days include myriad things, from fundraising to research, statistics and database work, to writing and staying in touch with donors.
Before PuSh I started fundraising as a student fundraiser while pursuing an English degree at Simon Fraser University. After completing my degree, I looked for opportunities to bring my passions for fundraising and the arts together. Following stints at Vancouver Fringe Festival and Bard on the Beach Festival, I landed at PuSh. Pinch me!
Outside of PuSh I spend my spare hours writing, volunteering, and immersed in the local arts scene.
Digital Communications Coordinator (ext. 106)
At PuSh I help conceive and produce integrated marketing, sales, and communication strategy. I am also responsible for managing our digital assets, which include: this website, online ticketing systems, email campaigns, and social media accounts.
Before PuSh I completed a BA in Art History from the University of Victoria and a Master of Museum Studies from the University of Toronto. I have spent time across the arts sector, including working with: the Vancouver Biennale, Canada’s National Ballet School, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Bata Shoe Museum, the Ontario Jewish Archives, the Museum Studies Student Association, and most recently the J. Paul Getty Museum.
Outside of PuSh I’m currently spending time enjoying being back in the same city as family and old friends. I can also (almost always) be found in a museum.
Production Manager (ext 111)
At PuSh I’ve been with PuSh since almost the beginning and what I do there is open for debate. Some might say I make everything work from a technical perspective, some say I’m the party barometer and others that I’m the calm at the eye of the storm. Me, I say I’m smart enough to put a team together that makes me look good.
Outside of PuSh The same is true at the Vancouver International Children’s Festival and the Vancouver Folk Music Festival. And did I mention I like live music and burlesque?