Baba Yaga

We’re thrilled to introduce the participants of the 2018/2019 New Musical Program! These talented emerging writers are working on a brand new TYA adaptation of the Slavic folktale, Baba Yaga!


watch for the premiere of baba yaga at the 2019 edmonton international fringe festival!

meet the team 

kathryn smith


Kathryn is a Calgary based director, designer, and singer songwriter. She has been working across Western Canada in arts communities since 2012, and is a proud advocate and member of the LGBTQ2S+ community. Kathryn has worked extensively in collective creation, new Canadian works, clown, and puppetry. She is a co-creator and composer for the puppet company Pape & Taper, and the director of the award winning clown duo The Tighty Whities. Apart from theatre, she is also an award winning singer songwriter under her artist name KP Smith. Select credits:  A Chitenge Story  (Created by Makambe K Simamba); inVISIBLE   (Handsome Alice Theatre); Million Dollar Quartet (New West Theatre)  Peter Pan  (Calgary Young Peoples Theatre) ; Benefit  (Downstage Theatre); A Beautiful View, Soliciting Temptation  (Sage Theatre);  The After Party, Ride, Brave Girl  (Lunchbox Theatre); To Dream Again, Wizard of One  (Storybook Theatre);  Medea  (Chromatic Theatre); Equinox Vigil (Equinox Vigil Collab);  Secret Garden  (Theatre Calgary; Set & Costume Design Mentee). 

camille pavlenko


Camille is a playwright, actor, and improviser based in Calgary, Alberta. Her previous work has won and been short listed for numerous awards, including Theatre BC’s Playwriting Competition, the RBC Emerging Playwright Award, the Woodward International Playwriting Competition, the Alberta Playwriting Competition and the Herman Voaden Prize. Her new one-act comedy Go for Gold, Audrey Pham, was workshopped as part of Lunchbox Theatre’s 2018 Stage One Festival. Past productions of her plays include The Jackal and Her Reflection (NextFest, Edmonton) Straight On ‘Till Morning (Red Phone Theatre, Calgary) and Permission (Provincial One Act Festival, Lethbridge). She holds a BFA (Dramatic Arts) in Performance from the University of Lethbridge. Camille is the recipient of the Allied Arts Council’s Young Artist Award and is a Betty Mitchell Award nominee.