Staff Directory 


David Nairn 

Artistic Director 

519-942-3423 ex. 2801

David Nairn is currently enjoying his 20th season as Artistic Director of YOUR theatre. He remains passionately dedicated to the creation, development and production of Canadian plays and musicals that enrich, entertain and deepen our understanding of ourselves as a community, as a people and as a nation. He has directed over 65 plays at Theatre Orangeville including the world premiere productions of The Last Christmas Turkey - The Musical, Sugar Road, The Gift of The Magi, On A First Name Basis, Baco Noir, ‘Twas, A Snow White Christmas, Norman Bray In The Performance Of His Life, Dear Santa, The Numbers Game and The Team On The Hill. David is a proud recipient of The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal.


Sharyn Ayliffe

General Manager

519-942-3423 ex. 2802

Sharyn spent her first 8 1/2 years with Theatre Orangeville as Programs Manager, overseeing the extensive lineup of programming for youth and adults of all abilities. With an irrefutable passionate for the transformative impact of Theatre, and having lifelong roots in the Orangeville community, she is delighted to be taking on the General Manager position with this organization she loves so dearly. Sharyn is a lover of photography, writing, music and all things caffeinated. She is very grateful to be living her very own happily ever after.



Teena Avery

Marketing Manager

519-942-3423 ext. 2804

Teena is a lady always on the go. From marketing to event planning, hosting a local cable TV talk show and a member of the Dufferin Women in Business Committee. One of her most favourite events was a trade show in Paris, France that she organized, marketed and ran onsite. When she is not working she spends time with her family and friend, loves to dance and watch movies





Ingrid Watt

Development Officer

519-942-3423 ex. 2805

Ingrid brings over 20 years experience in building and nurturing partnerships with both corporate and community stakeholders, patrons and donors. She is passionate and determined and lives by the mantra "where there is a will there is a way".



Hailey Lepine Bell
Office/ Programs Manager

519-942-3423 ex. 2803

Hailey is a graduate of McGill University and Simon Fraser University where she focused on educational psychology. She believes the arts are essential to education and development, and is so happy to help deliver this experience to the community. Hailey enjoys reading, knitting, running, and baking. She lives in Orangeville with her family.




Kim Lawson

Financial Coordinator 

519-942-3423 ex. 2809

Kim has lived in Orangeville for most of her life. A graduate of York University and trained in 2001 for Bookkeeping and Tax Preparation. Owner of  “Kim’s Balanced Books” a home based business since 2007. A loving mom of 2 sons and Nana to 5 grandchildren. Became a Newlywed in 2018 marrying her high school sweetheart.




Beckie Morris

Production Manager 


Beckie Morris is a scenic designer and production manager with over 15 years’ experience in live events. Beckie is trained across many disciplines and departments ranging from hand crafting furniture to management of large scale events. Beckie lives in Orangeville with her beautiful family and epic collection of musical instruments.




Lisa Lahue

Technical Director


Lisa Lahue is a technical director, carpenter, painter and fabricator whose projects have been seen throughout North America and across the pond. Lisa is also experienced in managing large scale festivals and touring shows. Beyond her love for her craft, Lisa has a passion for student enrichment and education through the arts. 




Dan Palmieri

Assistant Technical Director 

519-942-3423 ex. 2807 

Daniel Palmieri is in his 3rd professional season here at Theatre Orangeville. With two years of experience as Opera House Technician, Dan has recently moved into the position of Assistant Technical Director. He is now closely involved with set construction and Sound design at the Theatre Orangeville shop. Dan has a background in Technical Production and freelances as an AV Technician in his spare time.



Diane Bator

Box Office Manager/Group Sales Coordinator 

519-942-3423 ex. 2800

Diane Bator has become a familiar face around Orangeville over the past twelve years after working at several local businesses. She is a writer, storyteller, and artist her entire life which came in handy while raising her three sons. Since 2010, she has published six novels with two different publishers and was nominated for Established Artist of the Year at the 2016 Mayor's Breakfast for the Arts. She is very excited to join the Theatre Orangeville family and work with such passionate people.


Linda MacGregor

Tourism Officer/Box Office Representative

519-942-3423 ex. 2800

Linda has lived in Orangeville with her family for 43 years and has been volunteering at Theatre Orangeville from its inception. She has been involved musically in the community for many years and although she has never acted on the Theatre Orangeville stage she admires anyone who does and classifies  herself as a “wanna be”. It’s a pleasure for her to be a member of the Theatre Orangeville Family.





Sandra Kirouac 

Events/House Manager

Sandra in her Vegas days met the one and only Elvis! She loves spending time with family, grandkids and friends and enjoys the Theatre Orangeville scene!






Sharon O'Donovan 

House Manager 

Sharon has been involved with Theatre Orangeville for many, many years and is supportive of the Arts in all forms. Theatre and alternative movies are her passion!






Lynn Butler 

House Manager 

As a bush pilot, Lynn once flew the Minister of Natural Resources to view the largest forest fire in Ontario. These days, she reads, motorcycles and avoids fires.






Gail Ditchburn 

House Manager 

2019 is Gail’s 2nd year as one of the House Managers for Theatre Orangeville. She had worked for 30 years as an educator where she directed many school plays. Theatre is something she loves!! She also loves spending time with family and friends.






Susan Reynolds 

Tourism Coordinator/TOV Lobby Art Curator

Susan has been immersed in the arts all her life. The arts play a major role in her work and personal life. Theatre Orangeville gives people many opportunities to express themselves in many art forms. Susan loves to travel and spend time with family.




Julia Sarazin

Volunteer Coordinator

Julia Sarazin has been involved with Theatre Orangeville since, 1999 when she was on the Board of Directors. Julia was on the Victorian Christmas committee for a number of years and often organized  Opening Night receptions as well as the Spring Gala. She is now the Volunteer Coordinator, which involves organizing ushers for each of the Opera House events, coordinates posters to be distributed and coordinates our Volunteer Appreciation night in September.




























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