Lori Mazey – Director, Musical Theatre

Lori Mazey is the Director of Theatre Arts and Dance at G.P. Vanier Secondary School in Courtenay, BC. She has her degree in Theatre, her Masters in Educational Leadership, and is an Associate of Trinity College in London for Speech Arts.

Lori has directed over 50 musical and plays for School District 71, CYMC and companies including Courtenay Little Theatre. She has won numerous awards both regionally and provincially for directing with the ABCDE and Theatre BC Drama Festivals. Award-winning productions include Biloxi BluesNever Swim AloneThe Complete Works of William ShakespeareAbridged, Romeo and Juliet, At the Bottom of Lake Missoula, The Laramie Project, and Torn Rainbow – a show she wrote about homophobia in high schools and which toured Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland over three years.

Lori is the recipient of the Queens Jubilee medal for the arts, ABCDE’s B.C. Drama Teacher of the Year award, the Comox Valley Arts Council’s Mentor of the year award, Rotary’s Paul Harris fellowship, and was named as one of the Comox Valley’s citizens of the century and the Comox Valley Educator of the Year Local Hero.

Lori is also an improv coach whose teams’ accomplishments include 2 National titles with the Canadian Improv games and a Destination Imagination Global Improv Championship.

Lori is honoured to be returning as director for CYMC’s Newsies in 2020!