Board of Directors

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Lauretana Cipriani

Lauretana Cipriani is an Ottawa-based Director and Designer. She is currently at the University of Ottawa where she is completing her degree in Theatre and Religious Studies. Laura has been working in the theatre as a make-up artist since 2009, and has also been featured as an artist in several films. She made her directorial debut with St. Pius X’s 2011 production of Maul of the Dead and won the 2011 Improv Award.

Past Directing Credits Include: Like Dreaming, Backwards (Red Carpet Theatre Society 2015), The Bloody Attack of the Evil Demonic Giraffe Puppet (St. Pius X 2012), and Maul of the Dead (St. Pius X 2011).

Past Makeup Credits Include: Dear Donovan (2014 Film), Waiting for Jack Bower (2014 Film), Thirst (uOttawa Musical Theatre Society 2014), Princess T (uOttawa Drama Guild 2013), The Changeling (Unicorn Theatre 2013), and A Very Potter Musical (uOttawa Musical Theatre Society 2012).

Laura is an avid lover of absurdist and Shakespearean theatre, and hopes to one day take on the task of directing Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot.


Vice President, Treasurer, and Co-Founder
Christopher LeeChris headshot

Originally from Langley, BC, Christopher Lee is currently at the University of Ottawa completing his degree in Business specializing in Management with option of Entrepreneurship and has been involved in theatre since 2010 in high school.

Chris is a passionate theatre technician who has learned many skills over the past several years, including: lighting operation, lighting design, sound operation, set design, set building, and special effects makeup.

Past Production experience includes: Like Dreaming, Backwards (Red Carpet Theatre Society 2015), 4.48 Psychosis (Animaus Theatre, 2015), Disney for Dummies (UOttawa Musical Theatre Society, 2015), Thirst (UOttawa Musical Theatre Society, 2013), A Very Potter Musical (UOttawa Musical Theatre Society, 2012), Beauty and the Beast (D.W. Poppy Secondary, 2012) and Grease (D.W. Poppy Secondary, 2011).

Chris also ran a successful painting business for two years, while fully managing a team of marketers and painters.  He managed client relation, budgeting, and customer service throughout his term there. He is honoured to be part of Red Carpet Theatre Society.


Publicity and Marketing Manager    
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Curtis is currently a bilingual student of Theatre and Psychology in French and English at the University of Ottawa .  He has had a keen interest in theatre since studying it voratiously while attending Ottawa School of Speech and Drama and the theatre program at Canterbury Arts High School.

He has obtained a useful and practical understanding of several skills, including: play analysis, writing, dramaturgy, directing, dance and choreography, stage combat, production design, set construction, musical composition, theatre administration, publicity and media design, and several styles in acting.

Publicity Credits Include: The Proposal (RCTS, February 2016), Interior:Panic (RCTS, June 2016).
Dramaturgy Credits Include: Assassination of Old King Hamlet (University of Ottawa, March 2016), The 50 Move Rule (Youth Infringement, May 2015).

With the knowledge he has gained and continues to acquire, he currently considers himself an emerging actor, musician, and playwright while studying martial arts at the Hearst Martial Arts Academy.  He also works as an administrative assistant to a private clinical practice with psychologists and psychometrists in Ottawa, where he learned his effecient skills in logistical and administrative work.


Production Manager
Kevin Da Pontekevin headshot

Kevin Da Ponte is currently studying theatre at the University of Ottawa. Kevin has experience with many different aspects of the business including directing, stage management, and acting, but his main focus has been on the technical aspects of theatre.

Kevin has worked as a theatre and events technician in Ottawa for the past two years and his credits include: Bluesfest (Project X, 2014 &2015) Marat/Sade (University of Ottawa, 2105) The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (University of Ottawa, 2014), A Very Potter Musical (UOttawa Musical Theatre Society, 2012). He also worked as the lighting designer for the Uottawa pop orchestra’s Midnight Fairytale ball in 2015.

Kevin has been a part of theatre for over half his life and is excited to be a part of the Red Carpet Theatre Society and hopes to help them see their goals of helping artists achieve their professional goals.


Secretary and LogisticsLiv headshotOlivia Tilley

Hailing from a small city outside of Toronto, Olivia has always had a keen interest in the fine arts, and has been exposed to a variety of art forms throughout her youth including dance, music, and visual arts. Her debut in theatre and drama began in her early high school years where she participated in the Sears Festival and other productions put on by the school’s drama department.

She was also fortunate enough to spend two weeks of summer 2011 taking classes through the Stratford Shakespeare School, where she played the part of Claudius in a condensed version of Hamlet. To this day, she regards the experience as one of her fondest theatrical memories. She was also part of the Upper Canada Children’s Chorus for eight years, which not only developed her skills as a vocalist, but also helped her to become her own personal jukebox, for the enjoyment of others. Now living in Ottawa, Olivia is currently studying at the University of Ottawa completing her degree in Theatre, with a specialization in acting, and Business Administration. She is thrilled to be a part of the amazing RCTS team, and while helping them to achieve their goals, also hopes to gain more skills and knowledge with the technical and production aspects of theatre.


 Grant and Sponsorship Manager – POSITION FREE

If you are interested in applying for this position, please email us at rctheatresociety@gmail.com with a resume and cover letter.