Artistic Team


Wayne Paquette – Artistic Director

(2006 – present)

Wayne co-founded Blarney Productions in 2006 with a desire to produce strange and beautiful works in Edmonton. Wayne is also an Artistic Associate with Shadow Theatre, as well as an Artistic Associate member of the Citadel Theatre Academy (coordinating the Beyond the Stage Club series, Play Development and the Citadel/Banff Centre Professional Theatre Program). Recent credits include directing Blackbird, The Blonde, the Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead; assistant directing A Christmas Carol (for the past 4 years), West Side Story, Wizard of Oz, Shining City, and Doubt (Citadel theatre); directing The Country, The Dazzle, and Glorious (Shadow Theatre).  He is also a stage manager and has over 100 credits in the last 20 years.  Blarney Productions has received over 30 Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Award nominations, and Wayne has won 6.  In 2015, Wayne directed a full season for including the Canadian preimiere of Full Frontal Diva, the world premiere of MOTE, and A Steady Rain, as well as four fringe shows: Bonnie & Clyde, A Slow Air, Dark Vanilla Jungle (all three making their Canadian premieres), and Love Letters.


Braydon Dowler-Coltman – Artistic Associate

(2015 – present)

Braydon is an Edmonton-based theatre artist. Select theatre credits include: Subway Circus (Blarney Productions), Burning Bluebeard (Edmonton Actor’s Theatre), That’s Danger! (AWHC), Passion Play (Wild Side Productions), Tarzan (Broadway Live), Macbeth (University of Alberta), Bloody Poetry, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Blood Wedding (Studio Theatre), A Christmas Carol, Peter Pan, Oliver!, The Pillowman (Citadel Theatre), and a co-written/performed piece: A Perspective on Something Important (Edmonton Fringe). Braydon received a BFA in Acting at the University of Alberta. He can be seen in the world premiere of Fortune Falls, Catalyst Theatre’s new creation at Alberta Theatre Projects and the Citadel Theatre, and in the return of the Sterling recognized production of Burning Bluebeard.


Luc Tellier – Artistic Associate

(2016 – present)

Luc is an actor, singer, and director.  He directed the 2016 Fringe hit of Daniel MacIvor’s Never Swim Alone.  Recently, he assistant directed Heathers: The Musical (Citadel Young Company) BIG SHOT (Surreal SoReal/Ghost River Theatre), and has worked as an instructor, adjudicator, supervisor, and guest artist in various capacities at Artstrek, Horizon Stage, Spark!, and in schools across the province. As an actor, Luc has worked with many companies including the Citadel Theatre, Teatro la Quindicina, the Freewill Shakespeare Festival, Edmonton Opera, Workshop West, Catalyst Theatre, and Concrete Theatre. He is an alumnus of the Citadel/Banff Centre Professional Theatre Training Program (Acting), MacEwan University (Theatre Arts), and The Broadway Theatre Project, and a recipient of the Timothy Ryan Memorial Award and the St. Albert Mayor’s Award for Emerging Artist.


John Sproule – Co-Founder

(2006 – present)

John is an long time Artistic Associate with Shadow Theatre and has appeared in a wide variety of productions with the company including: The Country, The Fever, The Unexpected Man, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolfe?, Later Life, Much Ado About Nothing, Blackpool and Parrish, Speak, Blithe Spirit, Serpent Kills and The Baltimore Waltz. He has also directed the Shadow productions of Gimme Shelter and Helen’s Necklace.  John is a co-founder of Blarney theatre and has performed in the Blarney productions of Afterplay, The Christian Brothers, Body of Water and directed The Last Train to Nibroc.