While our name might imply an erotic happening, it’s the stage that’s naked, not the performers. Our performances don't have movement, extensive lighting, sound systems or props. The stage is bare except for actors sitting on stools and music stands holding their scripts. This method has been used for decades, mainly in universities and schools; it also has special appeal to seniors who liken it to old-time radio, where the audience had to listen carefully to fully understand the story.
We’re pleased to work with the Arts Council of Surrey on this exciting venture. All regular shows are held at the Newton Cultural Centre on 72 Ave in Surrey. Watch for announcements regarding cast auditions and play dates.
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
To offer engaging, affordable theatre featuring new and experienced actors in a unique performance medium
Our board of directors
Colleen McGoff Dean
President / Artistic director
Colleen McGoff Dean discovered her love of theatre in high school, and she's been active in performing arts ever since. As a university student in the San Francisco area, Colleen studied Readers Theatre as part of her coursework. Later, as a college instructor, she taught Readers Theatre courses and coached students for intercollegiate Readers Theatre competition. Since moving to BC nearly 30 years ago, Colleen has been active with the White Rock Players Club as an actor, director, stage manager, producer, crew member, and member of the board. In June of 2017, Colleen performed in Naked Stage's production of Love, Loss and What I Wore, and the following year directed Jacques Plante and the Parkdale Knitting League for NSPS. She became the Artistic Director in 2018, and excited by the opportunity to be part of the growth and quality of the readers theatre productions Naked Stage offers to the community.
Kelly Thompson began her involvement with Naked Stage in 2018 acting in the production of The Savannah Sipping Society. She began work as the resident Producer for the 2019/2020 season. While continuing in that role, she joined the board in 2020 in the role of Vice President. Kelly enjoys playing on stage and working behind the scenes. She brings many years of experience serving on Boards of theatre companies and dance Companies in both the US and Canada as well as serving on civic granting and arts advisory committees in both Calgary and White Rock.
Geoff's been a college-prep math and physics teacher at Kwantlen Polytechnic (and its predecessor institutions) for many years; he's now retired. He's always enjoyed going to the theatre with his wife, Colleen, both when they're in the audience and when Colleen's on stage. He's glad to be able to support Naked Stage as its Treasurer. He's never acted himself, but it's a delight to be able to take on the treasurer's role and thus free up the other members to focus on their acting.
Tracey is a busy mother of three (ranging from 11 - 24) and owns a business operations consulting company. As a longtime theatre lover, she jumped in with both feet when the opportunity arose to join the Naked Stage! She loves every aspect of the theatre and is constantly seeking ways to experience more of this amazing medium. Joining the board and performing in productions was just a nature fit. "I love adventure and excitement, but since I'm afraid of heights and enclosed spaces, this is the next best thing!"
Simon is excited to be a member of the Naked Stage Players Executive Board. He has been very involved in community theatre, directing and performing with various companies over the years. Simon takes great delight in performing in the works of William Shakespeare and resists no opportunity to do so. His first work with Naked Stage was in the Velveteen Rabbit and he is really looking forward to being a part of many more productions.
George has been acting for almost 60 years. He's done a wide selection of lead and character roles. Some of his favourites have been Tevye from Fiddler on the Roof, Fagan from Oliver and Oscar from The Odd Couple. But, aside from the well known shows, he's had the most fun in one-act festivals in Alberta, where he won several regional and provincial Best Actor awards. Naked Stage has been a delight for him. He has played parts in several plays and made his NSPS directing debut with Trying.
Bridget is delighted to be joining the Board of Naked Stage. This past (COVID) season, she has participated in the production and direction of a number of Naked Stage Productions. She has participated in theatre productions for a number of companies in Vancouver and the lower mainland for years and also has in the past, and presently serves, on other local theatre boards. We welcome her experience and talent and that she has chosen to become a part of our ongoing experiment!
Lyn has lived an arts rich life in the Surrey-Delta community for over 30 years. In this capacity she has mentored and supported youth as Coordinator of the Youth Arts Council of Surrey (YACOS) in literary, visual and performing arts events and opportunities. YACOS was a finalist in the Surrey Board of Trade’s Arts and Business Awards in 2020: Arts & Innovation category. An award-winner in performing and visual arts, Lyn was awarded one of seven positions in BC as a Culture Days Ambassador in 2017 for the national initiative, Culture Days, representing the City of Surrey.
She has enjoyed performing in and producing, local musical theatre productions and believes that the Arts is the hub where everyone can connect!