Since 2007, Halifax's DMV Theatre Collective has been staging contemporary theatre that tackles societal conventions, inviting audiences to look at the world through a different perspective

Pamela Halstead - Artistic Producer - Pamela is a director, dramaturg, actor, teacher and arts consultant. Pamela is currently the Artistic Director of Playwrights Atlantic Resource Centre (PARC). She is the former Artistic Director of Lunchbox Theatre (Calgary, AB) and Ship's Company Theatre (Parrsboro, NS). In her 10 years between these two companies she dramaturged, directed and/or produced over 60 productions, the majority of them premieres of new works. Pamela was awarded the inaugural Evans Award at the Calgary Critics' Awards for her contribution to the vibrancy of the Calgary theatre community.

Emily Pettet - Associate ProducerEmily Pettet is a queer director, producer, choreographer and performer based in Toronto and Halifax. Her driving force is giving voice to the stories of women, queer people and those living with mental 'illness'. She has worked with DMV Theatre, LunaSea Theatre, Eastern Front Theatre, Halifax Theatre for Young People, HEIST Live Art, Canada's National Ballet School and more. Emily has trained in dance, theatre and voice across Canada and in the UK and attended the University of Victoria where she studied Women’s Studies and Applied Ethics. She is currently co-producing a workshop of Wonder by Ellen Denny about Canada's first female Nuclear Physicist, Harriet Brooks, and is developing a new dance theatre piece called Enough exploring societal pressures and expectations put on women and queer people, as performer, choreographer and director. Emily believes no one is illegal.

Founding Members

Pamela Halstead
Brian Heighton 
Katherine Jenkins 
Kate Lavender
Patrick Lavender 
Matthew Thomas Walker
Samantha Wilson