CJ McGillivray is an interdisciplinary artist, actor, playwright, sound designer, composer and projection designer from Vancouver, British Columbia. Select stage acting credits include the role of Ismene in Antigone (Theatre Pandora), Portia in Julius Caesar (Two Gentleman of Vancouver) and Mary Bennett in Pride and Prejudice (EXXIIT). Select film acting credits include the role of Taryn in Intercession, Bianca in Phoebe and Bianca Sitting in a Tree, Willow in Stan Anderson, and Maggie Boon in The Curse of Maggie Boon. Behind the camera, CJ had her directorial debut at the 2012 Vancouver Amnesty International Film Festival with the short documentary, An Occasional Inconvenience. In the world of theatre, her raunchy comedy, Blood Orange Scotch Seawater, won first place in the 2012 IGNITE! Playwriting Competition and her psychological thriller, Pity Old Flame, garnered her a scholarship of excellence from the Arts Club Theatre Company in her final year of the LEAP Playwriting Intensive. She later went on to develop Rogue Horizon with the support of Staircase Theatre Society and The Pull Festival; and White Picket Fence, which was developed during Delinquent Theatre’s inaugural Playwrights in Residence Program. She is incredibly passionate about the ethical exploration of mental illness and trauma on stage and screen.