Meet Our Artists

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The Artist Team

Autumn Adrian

The Costume Designer

Autumn is an emerging artist who is working towards a BFA in tech and design for theatre at the University of Lethbridge.  She is very passionate about theatrical design and hopes to continue designing after completing her undergrad degree. Autumn aims to be well rounded in multiple aspects of technical theatre and has experience as a lighting technician, a scenic carpenter, a costume technician, a puppet creator, and a special effects technician. Some of her previous credits include puppet design and creation for Pants which was produced by Theatre Xtra, special effects and props for The Atomic Age, also produced by Theatre Xtra, production design of Perfect from the Tomorrowlove collection, produced by the University of Lethbridge Mainstage, and Puppet creation on The Little Prince, produced by the University of Lethbridge Mainstage.  She also enjoys dabbling in the onstage side of theatre and has been in the cast of Taming of the Shrew, Hamlet, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream with the Lethbridge Shakespeare Performance Society, as well as ensemble in 9 to 5 put on by Lethbridge Musical Theatre.

Carson Rafuse

The Director

Carson Rafuse (he/him) is an emerging multi-faceted theatre artist and educator based in Red Deer and Lethbridge. He is a fourth year student at the University of Lethbridge, working towards his BFA in Drama and B.Ed. He is also the Artistic Director of the Red Deer Players Society (RDPS), a charitable theatre company dedicated to high quality and unique productions. He has worked in many positions in the theatre, with some of his specializations including directing, producing, fight direction, and puppetry. He is also an avid theatre educator, teaching drama programs both in schools and in extracurricular programs, including New West Theatre, Cornerstone Youth Theatre, and The Innisfail Family Resource Network.

Recent Credits Include: The Little Prince, Dr. Faustus, Design for Living (UofL), Blank, Absinthe Bourbon Vodka and Sake, The Comeback Cabaret (RDPS), The Atomic Age, So Long, In Omnia Paratus (TheatreXtra), Macbeth (Primestock Theatre), Winnie the Pooh (Innisfail Town Theatre).

Xavier Michaud

The Lighting Designer

Xavier is a lighting designer and theatre technician completing his final year of study at the University of Lethbridge. Recent design credits include: Suessified Christmas Carol; TomorrowLove: Reality Hurts and Dumbwaiter. He also works in a variety of technical roles including serving as the Technical Director of TheatreXtra at the UofL for the past two years, working backstage on the Calgary Stampede Grandstand Show and working with the Roy Hart Theatre in Malérargues France where he did the lighting design on Zauber an adaptation of The Magic Flute. In the coming years Xavier is planning on moving to Calgary to begin working in professional theatre as well as continue to work with independent groups in the development of new works.

Jess Syratt

The Writer, Sound Designer, & Music Director

Jess is an emerging artist and Lethbridge local, currently completing her BFA in Dramatic Arts with a major in Performance at the University of Lethbridge. Award winning playwright, published poet, and an actor both on stage and behind the mic, she began working as freelance sound designer, songwriter/composer, and audio storyteller in 2020. Recent audio performance and production credits include the podcasts Nowhere, On Air, Tiny Terrors, and Nine to Midnight. Recent performance credits at the University of Lethbridge include Dr. Faustus (Mephistophilis), Design for Living (Miss Hodge), and Blood: A Scientific Romance (Angelique). She is a two-time recipient of the University of Lethbridge’s Play Right Prize, for her play The Evening Comes in 2021, and ENTER ONE in 2023. Her play The Atomic Age premiered in March, 2023, produced by TheatreXtra. Offstage, she has worked as a set designer on So Long. by local playwright Achilles Friesen, as well as costume designer and creator for The Atomic Age.

Jackson Paquette

The Stage Manager

Jackson Paquette (He/Him) is a Treaty 7 based artist, student, and adventurer. He is attending University for Drama, Technical Theatre, and Indigenous Studies. He is an experienced stage manager and writer and is gaining knowledge in sound design and set construction. Past productions include Yisstsiiyi (Making Treaty 7 Society and the University of Lethbridge), The Taming of the Shrew (Lethbridge Shakespeare Performance Society), The Little Prince (University of Lethbridge), It Comes In Threes (Theatre Xtra). He is a talented Métis Jigger and is always excited to show off his fancy step around town. In his free time, you can find Jack running through the forest, looking for birds and beading while listening to D&D podcasts. He would like to extend his thanks to his friends, family, and ancestors for guiding and supporting him every day. 

Logan Hockley

The Actor

Logan is an aspiring actor and director, graduating from the University of Lethbridge this upcoming fall. Recently credited with directing Theatre Xtras ‘Pants’ and acting in ULeths ‘Tomorrowlove’, Logan has a passion for spontaneity, collaborative creation, and improvisation. He has worked with various clubs in the past, being the president of The Theatre Arts Society, and of The Unscripted Theatre Society. His favourite colour is red, and he credits any and all of his success to his cat, Goblin.

Aiden Boon

The Actor

Aiden Boon is a Lethbridge-born performer and a graduate of MacEwan University’s Theatre Arts Program. At a young age, she began studying at the University of Lethbridge Conservatory of Music and participating in Kiwanis Music Festival. Select credits include Elf: The Musical (New West Theatre), 9 to 5 (Lethbridge Musical Theatre), Broadway Memories Concert (Little Lethbridge Opera Theatre), An Explosion of World Dance and Music (Ammena Dance Company), The Crucible (MacEwan University), and Bra’s in the Bathroom (TheatreXtra). When not performing, Aiden can be seen walking for Lethbridge Fashion Week and modelling for a variety of projects. Aiden has recently expanded her love of musical theatre through teaching after school programing with Lights Up Theatre in Vancouver, BC. She is thrilled to get to share her love of theatre with others and hopes to continue to create art, share stories and inspire young minds. 

Jesse Thibert

The Set Designer & Actor

Jesse Thibert Bear Child (kiááyo pookáá) is a metis artist from Winnipeg, Manitoba. He has spent his entire life working at as many different art forms as possible. He graduated from the University of Lethbridge with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in theatre: directing and theatre creation with a minor in cinema. At a young age he started dancing and continued that path for over fifteen years competing in Manitoba Dance Festival, Canadian National Dance Festival, 5678 Showtime, Disneyworld, as well as competing with professional teams VibeTribe and B.O.S.S. He co-founded his own dance troupe, Apex, in 2014 which went to compete and place multiple times. He has worked in the theatre world for over ten years with experience in acting (Lie of the Mind, Hamlet, TomorrowLove, Elf), directing (Taming of the Shrew, Sugar Mama, Next To Normal*), playwriting (Sugar Mama, Stoned and Politically Incorrect, Animals, Stewart St), scenic design (Sugar Mama, Honour Beat*), sound design (Psychosis 4:48*), movement direction (So Long, It Comes in Threes), improv, devised theatre creation, and artistic production (TheatreXtra).

Cait Syratt

The Choir

Cait Syratt is an emerging local artist, and is currently a Multidisciplinary Fine Arts student at the University of Lethbridge with a focus on drama, music, and art history. Recent performance credits include Jesus Christ Superstar (University of Lethbridge), Mary Poppins, and Matilda the Musical (CCH).  

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The Digital Team

Nicole Adams

The Digital Designer & Content Creator

Nicole Lameese Adams was born in Ohio, but grew up in Canada, mainly Alberta. She received a B.A. in History with a Cinema minor in 2021 and completed her B.F.A in New Media in 2023. She is most passionate about Ancient Greek history and has a love for learning and wants to help others learn. Adams’s work consists of vast image edits, photography, videography, narrative writing, script writing, cinematography, digital design, poster design, digital drawing, animations, web design, content creation, and much more. She is familiar with many Adobe software and can use and learn much other software. She is open to challenges, and criticism, and is forward-thinking. Her background gives her a unique outlook on how to use digital art in ways to teach and promote the past and its importance. Adams has experience managing, constructing posting schedules, advertisement creation for print and digital, template creation, and creating content for personal and business social media accounts. She has a passion to make things that are typically seen as unimportant, and important and highlighting the value that comes with knowledge of the past.

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The Legend of 9/11

The Team