2021 Festival Program


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We welcome our Adjudicators


Christina (Rogers) Hanson 


Christina (Rogers) Hansen has been a speech arts, drama and voice enthusiast for almost 30 years. She holds an ARCT in speech arts from the Royal Conservatory of Toronto where she received the Florence Memorial Scholarship and gold medal for the highest mark in Canada. Christina originally trained in Edmonton at the Speech Studio, and gratefully credits Shirley Konrad for sparking her life-long passion for theatre. Christina teaches in Northern BC where she directed Terrace’s community theatre productions of the opera Carmen, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and the musical Anne of Green Gables. She has worked as a high school drama teacher, directing the musical You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown. Her group and private speech arts and voice students have placed at the provincial level, won silver medals with RCM, and have been accepted into post-secondary fine arts programs. Christina is a published poet who believes that the goal in arts is to discover one’s personal voice. 


and Kathleen Bloomfield!


Kathleen  was born and raised in Victoria B.C., attending the University of Victoria in the Education program. Her first teaching position took her to the Prince George district of northern British Columbia. Teaching first in the town of Mackenzie and then moving to Prince George in 1988. Drama was always a strong focus in her classroom. Poetry and plays and even operettas rounded out the curriculum whenever possible. It was while living in Prince George that teaching speech arts became a passion. She taught many group and private classes at her Paintbox Kids home studio. Summers saw her co-directing and producing many years of Bard in the Yard summer camps. After 36 years of teaching children she retired to Nanaimo, on Vancouver Island. While not teaching formally now she continues to adjudicate festivals and encourage and inspire youth in the dramatic arts.