Our team

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


Mieko Ouchi

Artistic Director


Mieko is proud to be one of the founding members of Concrete and to see the company evolve and grow. She has written, translated, performed and directed shows for the company since 1989. As a freelance artist she continues to work as an award winning actor, writer and director 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 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 and only recently moved into 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, clown, and donkey wrangler. Heather stage managed CTRL-ALT-DEL and The Antyssey for Concrete Theatre in 2019. She holds an honours diploma in Technical Theatre from Humber College, Toronto and a Bachelor of Performing Arts Degree from Capilano University, North Vancouver.


Emily Vespi

President (Chair)

Gus Gusul


Laurel Sproule


Yoko Azumaya

Director at Large

Mukonzi Musyoki

Director at Large

May Kharaghani

Casino Chair