Krista & Catherine Mihevc
Artistic Director & Executive Producer
Krista and Catherine Mihevc have been living and breathing theatre since childhood. Over the past 20 years, every aspect of the performing arts has captured these sisters; from performances with cousins in the living room, to performing alongside professional artists in 630-seat theatres - from ticketing family members to watching movies at home, to purchasing tickets for professional productions around the world.
Theatre has been an outlet to express, connect, and grow. Building such an outlet in their own neighbourhood has been an inspiring labour of love. As the Executive Producer, Catherine is inspired to combine her business degree with her artistic passions and upbringing. As the Artistic Director, Krista is inspired to combine her career working with people to build an inclusive community, both on and off the stage.
Krista and Catherine would like to thank their Mum & Dad, Justin, Lisa, Emmitt, and Declan who've embraced this dream with unwavering support. They would also like to thank their incredible community for welcoming Hillcrest Village Community Players with open, enthusiastic arms. They are extremely proud to be building this company together, and this is only the beginning ...
“Yes, and…” refers to building on the ideas of your castmate while adding your own. You could say she is a "Yes, Andra..." Collaboration and ideation are exactly what HVCP is all about, and with a passion for people and all things creative Andra is ready to get started! After many performances over the years on stage, this will be her second season as a stage manager with HVCP. Andra would like to thank the entire cast, crew and community already, I know we will do Something Good.
Director of Marketing
Marc is a community and arts advocate. He brings 15+ years of strategic marketing leadership with some of Canada's largest brands. Having won national awards in traditional marketing, social media and brand communications, Marc is a member of the Canadian Marketing Association (CMA) and has worked with various not-for-profit organizations, elevating their brand presence. Holding degrees from Queens University and Harvard Business School, Marc is also a Certified Digital Marketing Professional (CDMP). Marc has a passion for theatre and is honoured to bring his background and experiences to the Hillcrest Village Community Players team.
Director of Finance
For Kelly, music has always been a part of her life and remains one of her true passions. Kelly has enjoyed performing in many local community musical theatre productions, including HVCP’s, Season 1 production of Anne of Green Gables. Other musical theatre credits include, Chicago, Mamma Mia, and Grease, just to name a few. During the day Kelly serves as the Chief Financial Officer for TELUS Health and brings more than 25 years of strategic leadership and financial experience to HVCP. She’s known for taking a balanced approach, building strong diverse teams, developing process efficiencies and delivering growth. She’s a strong role model and mentor to many, a member of the Ontario Institute of Chartered Accountants and was named “Best Executive” in 2022 by The Globe and Mail’s Report on Business Magazine. Kelly has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from University of Toronto and spends her free time with her partner, Phillip and two sons, Connor, and Quinn, travelling and entertaining.
Meg is so happy to be working with Hillcrest again for another production. She previously choreographed Anne of Green Gables for them, and was so excited to be invited back for a second season. Her theme for the Sound of Music was long lines and technique, pushing the cast to really develop their triple threat skills. Meg, a proud Haligonian, has trained in various styles of dance including ballet, contemporary, modern, hip hop, jazz, musical theatre/theatre jazz, tap, and pom. Meg has also choreographed and coached the varsity cheer team, Ravens Rhythm at Carleton University, and currently cheers with the University of Toronto competitive pom team. Her theatrical choreo credits include Cabaret (Suzart), Goodnight Desdemona, Good morning Juliet (SnB), Anything Goes, and Heathers the Musical. She would like to thank Matt Venner for casting both her and Krista a long time ago in some Shakespeare which fostered this amazing collaboration. Meg would also like to acknowledge all the hard work of everyone involved in community at Hillcrest - it does take a village. Love you all!
Michele Jacot is a professional musician living in the Hillcrest Village neighbourhood, and is thrilled to be giving back to her community by volunteering her time and expertise as Music Director for HVCP. Her professional life involves playing clarinet, flute and saxophone, performing regularly in pit orchestras, symphony orchestras, chamber ensembles, and as a soloist. She also teaches privately, adjudicates, and conducts our neighbourhood’s very own Wychwood Clarinet Choir, now in it’s 14th season.www.wychwoodclarinetchoir.ca, www.michelejacot.com
Paul Pietrkiewicz is a conductor, teacher, arranger and a woodwind performer/clarinet specialist. He had a long and successful career as the Head of Music at St. Michael's College School where he conducted all levels of band and many pit orchestras for the school's annual musical. Since retiring from teaching, he has gone back to his musical roots and performs with a number of musical organizations in the GTA including the Richmond Hill Philharmonic Orchestra, the Metropolitan Winds of Toronto and our own local ensemble, the Wychwood Clarinet Choir. As a founding member of the woodwind quintet, the Denison Winds, he has performed for many municipal, provincial and federal government dignitaries. Paul is honoured to be given the opportunity to conduct the musical "The Sound of Music" for the Hillcrest Village Community Players.