CJ McGillivray is an interdisciplinary artist, actor, playwright, sound designer, composer and projection designer from Vancouver, British Columbia. Select acting 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 sound and projection design. Recent sound design credits include Marie’s Letters (Shift Festival), Fireflies, Burqa Boutique and The Way You Carry On (Killjoy Theatre), The Good Bride (Alley Theatre and The Firehall Arts Centre), Much Ado About Nothing (Classic Chic Productions), 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).
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. Other 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 a private music teacher and drama school instructor at Carousel Theatre for Young People. She also works in social media, graphic design and content creation at 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.
The following portfolio details a selection of recent theatre, music and film contracts for CJ McGillivray, encompassing her work as an actor, writer, composer and interdisciplinary designer. For more details on her experience in both film and theatre please refer to her acting resume or production resume.
CJ McGillivray acknowledges that she lives, works and creates on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tseil-Waututh nations.