Tatiana Carnevale

doer of arts-related stuff

Hello! My name is Tatiana Carnevale and I use she/her pronouns. You can call me Tat because I know my name is very long. I am an arts administrator, theatre director (that link will take you to a new page about my directing), producer, and occasional DJ (that link will also take you to a new page about DJ-ing). I’m currently based in Winnipeg, Manitoba (Treaty 1, the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene people and homeland of the Metis nation). Yes I know my first name sounds like that Blueface song Thotiana and yes, I am related to Sabrina Carnevale who used to be on BOBFM.

This is a pretty old photo of me by Rachael King from Luckygirl:

My directing credits include: The Trump Card, Tigers Be Still (District Theatre Collective), A Fine Line, One Night Stand, Shorts from the Short List (Sarasvati Productions), You Were There, [title of show] (Pocket Frock Productions), Godspell (Winnipeg Studio Theatre), Hotel Magnifique, A Parable of Pagans (MAP / Scirocco Playwriting Competition). That directing link at the top of the page that I told you to click on earlier will take you to individual pages about each of these shows, where you can see some pics of my ‘artistic vision’. Also, if you click on ‘press’ on the left, you can read some very kind reviews of my directing and other artistic work.

My assistant and apprentice directing credits include: After the Ball is Over (co-director, Winnipeg Nuit Blanche), The Act of Remembering (co-director, Whitehorse Nuit Blanche), Les Miserables (Apprentice Director, Rainbow Stage), Bad Jews (Assistant Director, Winnipeg Jewish Theatre), Armstrong’s War, The Seagull (Apprentice Director, Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre), Cock, Bull (Assistant Director, Theatre by the River),  Turandot: Princess of Cathay (Assistant Director, University of Guelph), and Avenue Q (Assistant Director, District Theatre Collective).

I’m also the Artistic Producer of Pocket Frock Productions, a name I chose based on a style of American Apparel dress. Pocket Frock is an independent, production-based collective dedicated to presenting contemporary, interdisciplinary, accessible theatre. With this company I have produced (successful) runs of The Drowning Girls (with Creative Minds Productions), You Were There, Speech and Debate (Winnipeg Fringe Best of Fest)and [title of show]. 

I received my MA in Theatre Studies from the University of Guelph and BA in Theatre (Performance, which I DEFINITELY do not do anymore) from the University of Winnipeg. I am also a proud past recipient of the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre Jean Murray-Moray Sinclair Scholarship and the Rainbow Stage Scholarship as well as grants from the Winnipeg and Manitoba Arts Councils and Electric Company.

I’ve taken part in wonderful professional development opportunities with Creative Manitoba’s Arts Management Boot Camp and Creative Mentorship Program, the Volcano Conservatory (Toronto), Rumble Theatre's Director's Lab with Kim Collier (Vancouver), and the SummerWorks Leadership Intensive Program (Toronto). I also served on the planning committee of the Magnetic North Theatre Festival’s Compass Points Program for two years. Some just ok writing of mine has appeared in Canadian Theatre Review, but I won’t tell you which issue.

By day, I work as the Operations Coordinator and Assistant Personnel Manager at the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, where I have learned that my favourite composer is Mahler, I think. Previously, I worked in administrative capacities with Winnipeg Jewish Theatre and the Yukon Arts Centre. I am also on the advisory committee for th Village Conservatory for Music Theatre, with whom I produce a monthly musical theatre open mic cabaret called A Lot of Night Music.

In addition to theatre and music, my other passions are pasta, bike riding, thrift shopping, drinking beer, and true crime. Thank you for reading this very long and indulgent bio.