“To provide quality, accessible community theatre for Ladysmith and the surrounding communities.”
Meet our 2019-2020 Board of Directors
The Ladysmith Little Theatre Society Board of Directors is made up of nine members from our Community. They are elected at our Annual General Meeting.
President, Front of House Director
Marilyn has been involved with community theatre on and off since high school in the UK. Starting in Glasgow, moving on to Toronto then in the lower mainland, she contributed to Stage 43 as a founding member back in the 1980’s. Moving to the Island brought new opportunities. Since 2017, Marilyn been dedicated to furthering the mission of LLT as a Board Member, Director, Producer, Actor, Costumier, Makeup Artist etc.
Past President, Facilities Manager
A very familiar face in Ladysmith, Bruce has been actively involved in local theatre for over 50 years. Since its inception, Bruce was one of the first people to have been involved in Ladysmith Little Theatre. Serving in many roles over the years, he can still be found volunteering his time to the Theatre, helping improve the space and at the Board table. “Seeing local talent shine has always been a thrill for me”, says Bruce. “I hope this theatre will shine long into the future.”
Dave has been involved with the Ladysmith Little Theatre for almost ten years and is excited to bring his unique skills to the Board table. He believes that volunteering and community involvement are what ties a community together. He has previously been an active board member for the Ladysmith Maritime Society, Hamilton Conservation Authority, Hamilton’s Sesquicentennial and Hamilton Health Science Corp.
Secretary, Membership Director
Lynnia has served as secretary to the Board of Directors since December 2010. As the Administrator for the North Cedar Improvement District for 12 years prior to serving as secretary to the Board, she had vast experience in taking minutes and many other functions of local government. In her time serving on the Board, she has managed the membership portfolio and also the grants portfolio. Lynnia has also been an actor in many past productions as well as producer and sound operator.
Josée Duffhues is an artist, actor, and director with three decades of experience on various working Boards. Before moving to Vancouver Island in 1992, Josée was an instructor for both the Department of English and the Drama Department at the University of Waterloo. An avid patron of the arts, Josée loves teaching, and, not surprisingly, feels happiest directing plays.
A member of Ladysmith Little Theatre since 2010, Susan has volunteered to fulfill many roles. For the past 8 years, she has volunteered at the Board table, working tirelessly in several portfolios; from President to her current positions of Marketing Director and Box Office Manager. “Ladysmith is an amazing community and I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished at Ladysmith Little Theatre. Working with the Theatre is like being part of a large family.”
Director at Large
Lindsey has a background in banking as an account manager. She also has certificates in Accounting, Administration, and Securities, which help her do the all important job of acting as Treasurer for the theatre. She has served in this position for the last 10 years and now shares it with Josée. Lindsey has lived in Ladysmith since 2005. Now semi-retired, Lindsey and her husband love to travel, and are slowly working through their bucket list.