On stage, CJ McGillivray is especially drawn to portraying the darker side of comedy and dysfunctional relationships. In the past couple of years, she has had the opportunity to portray a tortured partner in Julius Caesar, a grieving daughter in Antigone and a clever but painfully awkward sister in Pride and Prejudice. For a complete summary of her acting experience, please refer to her Acting Resume.
Her primary areas of design expertise include:
CJ McGillivray is also passionate about exploring the challenging medium of directing for the stage. In her final year of theatre school, she had the opportunity to direct an intellectual, absurdist drama by emerging playwright Sam Dzierzawa. Figure explored the complex relationship between dysfunctional brothers who inhabit a false reality of mathematics, conflict and playfulness. With a strong focus on character development and physical metaphor, the story resonated with local audiences. Other directing credits include Last Night (Sacred Space Festival) and assistant directing Witness for the Prosecution (EXXIIT Productions).