Melanie Yeats

Creative Managing Director

Melanie Yeats (she/they) is a theatre maker living on the unceded stolen territories of the the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

She is committed to upholding spaces where people feel safe enough to do the challenging work of creating meaningful art. As an arts administrator, Melanie calls PTC home. As Creative Managing Director, she helps keep PTC running smoothly, with a special focus on creativity in capacity management, mentorship, and values alignment. She has worked in arts administration with organizations such as Indie Opera West, Gateway Theatre, Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, and Firehall Arts Centre. She has also proudly served on the boards of several arts organizations, while being committed to dismantling the inequities inherent in this system.

As an artist, Melanie has worked with a broad range of companies, such as re:Naissance Opera, Tara Cheyenne Performance, Music on Main, Carousel Theatre,  Upintheair, Neworld, Mainly Dance, Joe Ink, Boca del Lupo, and Pi Theatre, collaborating on many new works, including interdisciplinary projects with theatre, dance, and music artists. She works as a performer, dramaturg, director, playwright, and intimacy director. Melanie has worked for more than 25 years in performing arts and holds a BFA in Theatre Performance from SFU.