Working Spark Theatre

The Company


Michelle Deines –  Artistic Producer

Michelle is a writer, producer, and director.  Her plays include To the Moon (Vancouver Fringe 2007), The Submarine (Lunchbox Theatre, Calgary, 2010), Ghosts in Baghdad (for which she won the Special Merit Prize in Theatre BC’s Playwriting Competition 2012, and was nominated for Outstanding New Script in 2014 Jessie Richardson Awards) and A Dog at Feast (Bleeding Heart Productions 2016).  She also co-wrote and directed Working Spark’s most recent project, I am the Bastard Daughter of Engelbert Humpderdinck, with Kathryn Kirkpatrick. She writes in other genres, including non-fiction and poetry. Publications include works in Understorey Magazine, Canadian Dimension, The Antigonish Review, and Contemporary Verse 2.   She has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia, founded Working Spark in 2007, and teaches in the Theatre Department at Capilano University.  Michelle’s plays are available through the Playwrights Guild of Canada.

Board of Directors

Trevor Found – President
Daniel S. De Sousa – Treasurer
Wendy Soobis – Director at Large
Barbara Chirinos – Director at Large