Our team

iKieran Martin Murphy and Elizabeth Morris with Erik Mortimer, Susan Gilmour and Luc Tellier


Tracy Carroll

Co-Artistic Director


Tracy has a long history of working in Theatre for Young Audiences and for many years has worked as a director, dramaturg and facilitator at Concrete Theatre. She is the creator of Concrete’s week-long workshop program Acting Our Colours and director of the award-winning Lig & Bittle by Elyne Quan & Jared Matsunaga-Turnbull.

Tracy is presently the facilitator of the Young Playwriting Company at the Citadel Theatre, an instructor for Writes of Passage at Workshop West, and Co-producer of EDMONten- A Showcase of Ten-Minute Plays.

Corben Kushneryk

Co-Artistic Director


Corben (he/him) is a theatremaker of Métis heritage who is proud to serve as one of Concrete Theatre’s new Co-Artistic Directors. He has worked with Concrete as an actor, director, stage manager and facilitator, and he is excited to keep dreaming up relevant theatre with this incredible team. Corben is also the Founder and Co-Artistic Producer of Impossible Mongoose: an award-winning independent theatre company started in amiskwaciy-wâskahikan (Edmonton) in 2013. 

Mieko Ouchi

Artistic Associate


Mieko is proud to be one of the founding members of Concrete and to see the company evolve, flourish and grow. She has written, translated, dramaturged, performed in and directed over 35 shows for the company since 1989 and was in an artistic leadership role with the company for 31 years. In 2020 she stepped down to her new role as Artistic Associate here at CT, in order to become the TD Associate Artistic Director at the Citadel, where she helps to lead new play development, EDI and work with emerging artists. As a freelance artist she also continues to work as an award winning actor, writer, director and dramaturge in theatre, film and TV and teach at the post-secondary level. Mieko lives in Edmonton with her husband Kim and her dog Nara.

Caroline Howarth

Artistic Associate


Caroline is a founder and was a long-time Co-Artistic Director of Concrete Theatre. She has directed and dramaturged numerous projects with Concrete since 1989. Caroline also works as a theatre teacher and freelance director at Concordia University College, The University of Alberta, The Citadel Theatre and Opera Nuova. Caroline lives in Edmonton with husband John and son Xavier.

Patrick Beagan

General Manager


Patrick is a proud halfbreed of Nlaka’pamux and Irish Canadian heritage. He started with Concrete Theatre as a designer, having designed the full production of The Antyssey, the set/projections for I Am For You, the production design for Bello, and lighting Songs My Mother Never Sung Me, among others. He worked as Concrete’s Bookings Coordinator for 3 years before moving into the the GM position.

Heather Cornick

Bookings Coordinator


For over two decades Heather has worked in theatre, film, television, circus, concerts, corporate events, cruise ships, dance, and opera as a designer, technician, instructor, stage manager, event planner, props builder, puppeteer, carpenter, and clown. Heather stage managed CTRL-ALT-DEL and The Antyssey for Concrete Theatre in 2019. She lives in Edmonton with her spouse, dog, cat and bunny.


Emily Vespi

President (Chair)

Gus Gusul


Yoko Azumaya

Director at Large

Mukonzi Musyoki

Director at Large

Vern Thiessen

Director at Large

Hitomi Suzuta

Director at Large

Michael Peng

Director at Large