Brenda Leadlay

Brenda is the Executive Director of the BC Alliance for Arts + Culture in Vancouver where she advocates for the arts.

Brenda Leadlay is the Executive Director of the BC Alliance for Arts + Culture with a professional theatre career that spans over 35 years as an actor, creator, director, dramaturge, educator and producer.  Before moving back to Vancouver in 2016, she spent 5 years in Ottawa as the Artistic Executive Director of the Magnetic North Theatre Festival at the National Arts Centre.  Previous to that, she was the Artistic and Managing Director of Presentation House Theatre and The Norman Rothstein Theatre as well as the founder of The Chutzpah Festival.  Brenda also served as the Artistic Director of Tamahnous Theatre from 1993 to 1996 and has been nominated 3 times for Jessie Richardson awards for her work as a director and collaborator.  Brenda has an MFA in directing from UBC.