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About Little Mountain Lion

Little Mountain Lion Productions is a not-for-profit organization made of writers, directors, actors and designers who produce Theatre in Vancouver, BC. Our mandate is to produce plays exploring the overlap between film and literature, while also fostering the development of youth and emerging artists in all aspects of production.

Our mission is to incite dialogue between mediums, to encourage movie fans, book fans, and typical non-theatregoers to experience live Theatre. We believe that by involving young artists and audiences in this process, we can create a lasting and continued growth in the Vancouver Theatre community. We invite fans of all forms of storytelling and of all ages to consider the importance of how and why people tell stories, and to experience the thrill of a good story performed live.

We understand and acknowledge the responsibility to provide a safe, consensual, harassment-free environment for all artists, whether youth or adult. Our four pillars of values are: Inclusivity, Respect, Agency, and Joy.

Our last production was The Lowenskold Ring," in October, 2023. Before that, we produced a string of Stories projects: "32 Stories Written by Kids – Strathcona Elementary" in 2023, "27 Stories Written by Kids – Strathcona Elementary" in 2022, as well as "41 Stories Written by Kids - False Creek Elementary," filmed during lockdowns in Spring 2021. Before that, in Spring 2020, we presented "25 Stories Written by Kids - Nightingale Elementary," performed live in March 2020 at Florence Nightingale Elementary School and at The Cultch Historic Theatre.

In April 2018 we presented the Vancouver premiere of Anne Washburn's "Mr Burns, a post-electric play" on Granville Island to sold out crowds. Our production of Mr Burns was also used as a youth engagement initiative supported by the BC Arts Council with artist visits to classrooms, a teen-led lobby art project, and subsidized tickets for high schools.

Prior to that we featured plays in the Vancouver Fringe Fest: "Kurt Vonnegut’s The Euphio Question" in 2017, "The Antagonist," in 2016 and "Love is for Superbeasts" in 2015. All three plays were written by emerging artists and engaged youth or emerging actors and designers.

In November 2014 we presented a staged adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut's "Slaughterhouse-Five" to a sold-out run on Granville Island. One of our earliest productions after becoming established as a non-profit society was "LML’s Short Play Showcase," three one-act plays written and directed by local emerging artists, playing in 2014 at Little Mountain Gallery on Main St. in Vancouver.

Check our blog and Facebook page for upcoming events, and follow us on Instagram @LMLshows. We hope to see you at our next production!

Artistic Director

Matt Clarke

MATT CLARKE grew up in Vancouver and studied Theatre in New York at the New Actors Workshop under directors Mike Nichols and George Morrison. He is an actor, director, writer and producer of Theatre in Vancouver. Highlights include producing and starring in 41 Stories Written by Kids and 25 Stories Written by Kids – a new collaborative project between youth authors and professional actors presented at The Cultch Theatre, directing the original superhero satire The Antagonist at The Cultch (2016 Vancouver Fringe), serving as dramaturg for several Fringe-touring plays like Playing for Advantage (2012/2013 Edmonton & Vancouver Fringe) and Jack the Ripper (2012 Vancouver Fringe), working as a youth mentor and acting coach with The Roundhouse Youth Theatre Action Group since 2016, and producing the Vancouver premiere of Anne Washburn’s Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play in April 2018 with LML. Matt is a Theatre, Acting, Improv and Voice Over instructor with institutions like Arts Umbrella. He has degrees from UBC in English Literature and Scandinavian Studies.

Production Director

Johnny Hamilton

JOHNNY HAMILTON comes from a background working in film, television, and theatre in the lower mainland. Born and raised in Vancouver, he’s produced over 10 shows with Little Mountain Lion, handling aspects of production ranging from production design to website maintenance. Often responsible for the overall look of productions, marketing materials, and coordinating between media outlets, he works in copy editing and graphic design. He is an alumni of Simon Fraser University, completing studies focusing on English Literature and creative writing.

Board Chair

Chelsea Thompson

Chelsea joined the LML board as a new member in Dec of 2021 and was immediately drafted to the role of board chair; A theatre nerd at heart she was happy to join the fray. Chelsea holds a BA in Drama from the U of A, is certified as an Advanced Actor Combatant with The Academy of Fight Directors Canada, The Society of American Fight Directors, The Society of Australian Fight Directors Inc, The British Academy of Stage and Screen Combat and The Nordic Stage Fight Society, and occasionally works in Vancouver’s film and tv industry when she’s fortunate enough to book a gig. Getting back to her theatre roots serving on the LML board has been an absolute pleasure for Chelsea and she thinks you all should come and join us!


Steve James

Steve has been an actor for Little Mountain Lion and an original Board Member.
He has enjoyed being President and now Treasurer. Originally from the U.K., but
a resident of Vancouver for decades now, Steve has a strong interest in local and community Theatre and also brings in Marketing skills from his ‘day job’ in the online Marketing industry.
Board Member

ira cooper

ira cooper (lowercase) is so proud to be on the LML Board of Directors, getting to be part of the Little Mountain Lion movement. ira is a bit of theatre fan himself, running Spec Theatre with some other lovely humans, performing in Fringes across the country. Aside from playwriting and clown, ira loves to jump a bike and head in a random direction in a random country, eat a random street side meal and have a random, yet fully fleshed out conversation, only using hand gestures.

Board Member

Terri-Lyn Storey

Terri-Lyn Storey is a Vancouver based theatre creator who loves all aspects of acting, creating, writing, directing, and teaching. Terri-Lyn studied acting at Vancouver Film School and the renowned Actors Studio in New York City. Since than she had created over two dozen original and fully produced plays and she is currently working on publishing a collection of her original children’s plays, affectionately called ‘Play’. Terri-Lyn has both produced and performed in over 35 festival and main stage shows across North America, including touring two solo shows on the Canadian Fringe Festival circuit. She has created several award-winning short films and she teaches Acting for the Camera and Creative Drama classes at Arts Umbrella. She has also been an Artist in Residence for the Vancouver School Board for the past 16 years.

Terri-Lyn loves the art of storytelling.

Board Member

Tamar Av-Shalom