Our Team

Andrea Boyd, Artistic Director

Andrea Boyd

Artistic Director

Andrea Boyd (she/her) is a director, playwright and theatre educator. As Artistic Director of Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre, her directing credits include Robin Hood: The Great Escape, The Goodnight Bird, Stage Kiss, Hope and Gravity, Ben Hur and Burnin’ Love. For Theatre Antigonish, she directed Girls Like That, The Ash Girl, Eurydice, and Sunshine on Leith, among others. She has also directed at The Grand Theatre, Theatre Lac Brome, NotableActs, Keyano Theatre and the University of Alberta.

Writing credits include Robin Hood: The Great Escape (with Laura Teasdale) Hector the Spectre Steals the Show for Festival Antigonish Radio Theatre, Angel’s River, produced by Live Bait Theatre, Notable Acts Theatre Company and Sault Community Theatre, Stalker: The Musical, with songs by Paul Morgan Donald, staged reading though Canadian Centre for Theatre Creation; Molly, presented in conjunction with the New Works festival at the University of Alberta & Sage Theatre’s Ignite Festival; and Kid Sister, presented by Found Productions. For the Love of Gracie Gray was the recipient of the 2013 Write-On-Q Quebec Playwrighting Competition and received a staging workshop with Live Bait Theatre and a reading with Eastern Front Theatre.

Andrea believes in creating theatre that speaks to the community and that is inclusive; that supports female artists and Canadian artists; and that can bring about transformation by encouraging empathy. She holds an MFA in Directing from the University of Alberta, where she also taught for several years in the drama department. She is from New Brunswick, and has taught and directed across the country, but is delighted to call Antigonish home.


Ingrid Risk, Production Manager

Ingrid Risk 

Production Manager

Ingrid (she/her) has enjoyed a richly varied production career which has led her to take on a variety of roles such as stage manager, designer, technical director, production manager, prop builder, technician, and carpenter. Ingrid has helped shape venue design, curated arts-theatre spaces, taught theatre stagecraft courses at StFX University, and mentored young professionals.

Ingrid has worked with many leading Atlantic theatre companies. She has toured extensively, taking productions to venues nationally and internationally, from Labrador to the Yukon to NYC, including several stops at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, and the Cultural Olympiad at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. Before returning to FAST as production manager, Ingrid’s focus had been on lighting design and stage management where she has received countless nominations for her work, and is the recipient of several Theatre Nova Scotia Merritt Awards. Her passion is for spare, interesting, and meaningful pieces of theatre that convey important ideas about the human experience.

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Ashley Pettipas, Operations & Digital Media Coordinator

Sissie Wang

Administrator, Operations & Audience Relations

Sissie (she/they) is a talented theatre artist joining us from Halifax. Originally from China, she embarked on a journey to Canada in pursuit of her passion for acting and theatre. Sissie successfully completed her theatre and economic education at Dalhousie University, graduating 2023.

With a deep sense of pride, Sissie brings forth the stories of newcomers to the stage, captivating audiences with her performances. She cherishes every moment of the production process, relishing in the opportunity to showcase these narratives and evoke emotions in her audience. Throughout her career, Sissie has been fortunate to collaborate with a group of remarkable individuals who have consistently demonstrated their unwavering support and passion during the creative process. Their shared dedication has been a source of gratitude and inspiration for Sissie, propelling her artistic endeavors to new heights.


Ashley Pettipas, Operations & Digital Media Coordinator

Andrew Scott

Manager, Interim Operations

Andrew (he/him) has recently joined Festival Antigonish and Theatre Antigonish as Interim Operations Manager. He was previously involved with the 2022 company in The Hobbit and was involved in Theatre Antigonish’ s production of Grimm Tales in 2023.

Andrew is originally from Ontario and is a lawyer by training. After he relocated from Ontario in 2019, he was thrilled to discover such a vibrant and creative community in Antigonish. Andrew is looking forward to a second act in his career as part of a wonderful team of dedicated artists and creatives.

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Ashley Pettipas, Operations & Digital Media Coordinator

Kate Basile

Artistic Associate, Community Engagement

Board of Directors

Dr. Peggy Gallant - Board Member

Dr. Peggy Gallant


Dr. Minoli Amit - Board Member

Dr. Minoli Amit


Dr. Joseph Khoury - Chair

Dr. Joseph Khoury

Board Member

Chad Relf - Board Member

Chad Relf

Board Member

Eric Atkinson - Board Member

Eric Atkinson

Board Member

Ken Kingston - Board Member

Ken Kingston

Board Member


Briana Lynch-Rankin

Theatre Antigonish Representative