CJ McGillivray is an interdisciplinary artist, actor, playwright, sound designer, composer and projection designer from Vancouver, British Columbia. Select stage credits include the role of Lisa Simpson in Mr. Burns (Little Mountain Lion Productions), Holly Generro in Die Hard: The Musical (District 13 Presents), Ismene in Antigone (Theatre Pandora), Portia in Julius Caesar (Two Gentleman of Vancouver) and Mary Bennett in Pride and Prejudice (EXXIIT).
She has a passion for immersive audio and visual design which subtly complements the dramatic tension unfolding on stage. Recent sound design credits include Romeo and Juliet (Place des Arts), TravelTheatrics (Standing Room Only Theatre), Concord Floral (Douglas College Theatre), Marrow (Alley Theatre and Resounding Scream Theatre), Generation Post Script (Nebula Theatre), Amsterdam (Wilde Bunbury), The Fitting Room (Vino Bueno Productions), Any Night and The Drowning Girls (Stone’s Throw Productions), Fool for Love (Clockwork Theatre), Antigone (Theatre Pandora) and original music composition for We Three, Good Day and Good Night and On My Walk (Carousel Theatre for Young People). She received a Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards nomination for Outstanding Artistic Creation, Composer for On My Walk. Recent projection design credits include The Mystery Plays (Little Mountain Lion Productions), assistant projections for Generation Post Script (Nebula Theatre) and both sound design and projections for Generation Hot: Umizoko (The Only Animal), Frankenstein 1945 (Nebula Theatre) and [title of show] (Play On Words Productions).
In recent years as a playwright, her dark comedy Blood Orange Scotch Seawater won first place in the IGNITE! Playwriting Competition and her psychological thriller, Pity Old Flame, earned her a scholarship of excellence from the Arts Club Theatre Company. Her recent plays include Rogue Horizon, developed with the support of Staircase Theatre Society, and White Picket Fence, developed during the inaugural Playwrights in Residence Program by Delinquent Theatre.
Combining her passion for education and the arts, CJ McGillivray is currently a private music teacher and an associate drama school instructor with Carousel Theatre for Young People. She also works in social media and content creation for her favourite music store and as a tutor at Langara College where she currently studies literature and art history. Her other interests include photography, super heroes and astronomy.
CJ McGillivray acknowledges that she lives, works and creates on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tseil-Waututh nations.