Momo People

Jan Derbyshire – Artistic Director
Oriana Pagnotta – Associate Artistic Producer
Tania Kelba – Artistic Associate and Teacher
Jade Benoit – Teacher

Kathy Austin
Spencer Choy
Karin H.
Frances Maleski
James Silcock
Jennifer Stewart

Catherine Coutts – Bookkeeper

Nicky Peeters, Chair
Deanna Holt, Vice Chair
Norma Lock, Secretary
Brian Gromoff, Treasurer
Lorna Curran, Director
Val Hazle, Director and Casino Chair


Jan  Artistic Director – Jan Derbyshire is an established multi-disciplinary designer and theatre artist, producer, inclusive educator and innovator. She specializes in the design of playful and participatory experiences in theatre, movement, new media and events that push forward ideas of diversity, belonging, civic engagement, perception change and practical applications of theory. She has recently co-created community engaged projects with The Conference Board of America, New World Theatre, The Vancouver International Children’s Festival, The Republic of Inclusion, NAC, Ottawa, The University of Guelph revisiting Disability Project, All in, Frank Theatre and Young People’s Theatre, Toronto.Jan is an award winning Canadian Playwright with works produced across the country and is the co-founder of POD, a citizen designer lab. She holds a Masters in Inclusive Design from OCAD University in Toronto.