Kirby Wirchenko, Executive Director
Kirby Wirchenko can be considered rooted in the Broadway area – he has worked on the same block as the theatre from 1991 to 2006, engaged in a wide berth of experience with both people and management. He is both a writer and a musician and supports the arts through volunteering and attending a diversity of events. His attendance at Broadway films dates back to 1984 where he saw The Yellow Submarine. Kirby plans to settle firm roots in Saskatoon with a job that gives back to the community; he is particularly jazzed about getting the Broadway Theatre experience to as many Saskatonians as possible! Kirby’s favorite films are Spinal Tap, Mon Oncle, and all Wes Anderson films.
Kris is serving his Third Year on Board
Kris is a local musician who works at St. John's Music on Broadway. He moved to Saskatoon in 2004 and has resided in the Nutana/Broadway area ever since. Kris has been an avid attendee of the theatre for both film and live events, and is very excited to be a part of the board.
Kris hopes that his connection to the Canadian music scene will help the Broadway theatre to expand its live events, and is hoping to bring the sense of community and enjoyment of the theatre to those who haven't yet experienced it.
Favourite movies: Among the many include Halloween (1978), Underground, Battle Royale, Torso, and Russ Meyer films.
Tyler is serving his Third Year on Board
Tyler currently works as an editor for Media Group, one of Saskatoon's premiere production companies. He has been actively involved in Saskatchewan's film industry for well over ten years and had worked every odd job he could to gain both knowledge and experience. Tyler is also an avid film aficionado and collector and he also programs the monthly midnight films at the Broadway Theatre.
Tyler was born and raised in Saskatoon and has been attending the Broadway Theatre since he was a young lad. Not only does he enjoy, and contribute to, film but he is also an active musician in Saskatoon's music scene and a co-host for CFCR 90.5 FM's Reel to Reel film talk show. Tyler is hoping through the Broadway Theatre and the other mediums he is involved with outside to bring a new generation to experience the Broadway Theatre.
Favourite movies: The Toxic Avenger (1984), Dawn of the Dead (1978), The 400 Blows (1959), and American Movie (1999).
Julian is now serving as Vice-President of the Board.
Troy is now serving as President of the Board.
Joined Board of Directors in Fall 2010
Judy joined the Board in Fall 2010, and is now serving as Secretary of the Board.
Joanna joined the Board of Directors in Fall 2011, and is now serving as Treasurer.
Robin joined the Board in Fall 2011.
Joined board in Fall 2011.
Joined board in Fall 2011.
Susan works as communications manager for Innovation Place, where she is inspired by the daily atmosphere of creativity and excellence. As a former television anchor and reporter at CTV, Susan learned the importance of celebrating community and giving back. She also had the opportunity to do movie reviews on TV – gotta love a job that includes going to the movies!
Susan believes the Broadway Theatre is pivotal to Saskatoon’s creative community and a draw to the young scientists and entrepreneurs who will come here to live and work. She also brings fundraising experience to the Broadway, so expect her to add creative flare to our ongoing financial stability.
Favorite movies seen at the Broadway Theatre: Sing Along Sound of Music, The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Favorite Live Performances at the Broadway Theatre: Pavlo
Joined board in April 2012.
Heather is serving her First Year on the Board.
Born and raised in the city of bridges, Heather is a theatre artist, a radio host and a lover of Saskatoon. Heather has a BFA from the University of Saskatchewan and has worked as an actress for nearly every professional theatre company in Saskatchewan. In 2011 she received a Saskatoon and Area Theatre Award for her performance in Dying City. She enjoys her full-time position with Magic 98.3 FM, hosting the drive home show. Heather is the creator and co-host of Mom, I’m a Thespian, a weekly CFCR program dedicated to the local theatre scene. Heather also leads a free drama program for immigrant and refugee women – a collaborative effort with International Women of Saskatoon. Heather has always been passionate about arts and community and feels right at home on the Broadway Theatre Board. Follow Heather on Twitter: @heather_mo
Favourite Broadway Theatre Moments include: watching Babe with her sisters instead of going to her dad’s volleyball game; watching A Hard Day’s Night with her mom, who saw the Beatles live in concert - twice; and every single concert experience.