In March 2016, Play On Words Productions embarked on an exhilarating and challenging production of Bonnie and Clyde: The Musical directed by Ryan Nuñez.
In August of 2015, Rising Phoenix Theatre proudly presented an independent production of Why I Hate Utah by Andrew Ferguson.
What happens when you integrate theatre so early in a child’s life that it becomes something you do, so it becomes the fabric of what you do?
Through her involvement with The Wet Ink Collective, CJ McGillivray was recently featured at the BC Buds Spring Arts Festival in association with the Firehall Arts Centre.
Two fools become lost in a vicious cycle of love and hate, struggling to know right from wrong within the confines of their forbidden romance.
Creative exploration runs deep in good company. But what happens when good company has the pressure of a ticking clock and massive competition?
The spring was filled with passion, tension and tragedy in the form of a beautiful and challenging production of Antigone by Sophocles.
BNPR 2016 supports emerging artists by presenting a brilliant collection of short plays in association with the University of British Columbia.
Everyone deserves a chance to smile. Take off your shoes and stay awhile…
Dark comedy recently took on a fresh meaning at the Simon Fraser University School for Contemporary Arts.
The autumn months were filled with diversely romantic and challenging film roles for CJ McGillivray, giving her a strong appreciation for the comedic value of unrequited love.
This short film has an incredible narrative told through dynamic visuals, classical music and the absence of language.
CJ McGillivray recently had the pleasure of playing a lead role in the short film Heart Beats, produced by the Vancouver Film School.
With a sense of creative development and exploration, CJ McGillivray recently stumbled upon an opportunity to perform as a resident musician.
CJ McGillivray was honoured to take part in a Fall Playwriting Intensive with the all female Wet Ink Collective led by acclaimed dramaturge and director Jane Haymen.
Enter into a familiar landscape haunted by ghosts and other monsters as a brother and sister trace the story of Hansel and Gretel through the ruins of what was once Vancouver.
In the late spring, CJ found herself immersed in a raucous and fiendish pirate tale directed by Chelsea Goodman.
One week after her graduation from the theatre department at Capilano University, CJ was thrilled to come on board with Axis Theatre on their production of RIP! A Winkle in Time.
Near the end of her university experience in theatre and film, CJ McGillivray was given a refreshing, fun opportunity to work on the short film Love Empire.
During her final semester at Capilano University, CJ had the pleasure of working as both an actor and screenwriter.
The Capilano University Cinematography department sparked an ambitious endeavour this past Spring with a contemporary twist on the iconic love story of Romeo and Juliet.
I tried to make you love me by giving you every bit of love I had. And now I don’t have anything left for me.
Slow dancing and wild abandon are the essence of Last Night by Shaelyn Johnston, especially in the premiere staged production by CJ McGillivray.
One wistful springtime afternoon, a pair of teenagers break in through the window of an old and decrepit haunted house.
In the early spring, CJ was given the honour of working on a dramatic short film with emerging director Kevin Yang in association with aFocus Entertainment.
Apparently your boyfriend thought it would be fun to turn my car into a psychiatrist’s office. Did you put him up to this?
Throughout the month of January, CJ worked as the assistant director to Stephen Atkins on a university production of Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie.
EXXIIT Productions presented a dynamic adaptation of Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen this past November.
Our mother is out there somewhere, far off in the desert talking with Jesus. She tells him that she loves him but he cannot be with her…
With her foray as an artistic producer and dramaturge, CJ experienced a great success at the Vancouver Fringe Festival this past September.
In a recent interview with publicist Adrienne Pender, CJ McGillivray talks about her artistic experience, struggles and where she finds her inspiration as a playwright.
Vancouver’s recent indie production of Julius Caesar was a deathly riot with CJ McGillivray portraying the fiercely devoted and emotionally damaged Portia.
After a tragic death in the family, a dysfunctional quartet of friends come together for an endless night of indulgence and amusement…
In the spring of 2013, Aggravated Funking was stoked to perform as the headliner at the Backstage Lounge on Granville Island.
Just because someone can make your heart spasm and seize up in pain, doesn’t make them your soulmate. We don’t have some tragic romance.
The most important thing about this program is that it really encourages and teaches young people how to take control and develop a really positive relationship with their own creativity.