Standing Members

DSC_2202editKeara Barnes

Keara is an actor, producer, and writer from Vancouver, B.C. She graduated from The University of Victoria in 2009 with her BFA in Theatre and has gone to work with theatre companies around the world. Upon graduation she moved to Dublin, Ireland where she spent three years working at the Abbey Theatre: The National Theatre of Ireland, and the Gaiety Theatre.

Since her return to Vancouver in 2013 she co-founded Standing Room Only Theatre, a Vancouver based theatre company that seeks to produce both established plays and new writing. She also maintains a position as a blogger for the Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance. Keara studied at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York and most recently completed the Arts Club Actors Intensive. 

Recent credits include: Her one woman show Almost a Stepmom (2016 Calgary Fringe Festival & 2016 Shift One Act Festival), Moll in Moll (SRO Theatre/Celticfest Vancouver 2016), The Motherers (2016 Pull Festival), Lady Macbeth in Macbeth (Standing Room Only Theatre), Olya the Child (2015 Vancouver Fringe Festival),  Almost a Stepmom (2015 Victoria Fringe Festival), The Weir (Standing Room Only Theatre), Hug (Edinburgh International Fringe Festival), The Mikado and The Hollow (Metro Theatre), Waiting for Ghostbusters (Genus Theatre), Phoebe in As you Like it (Kaleidoscope Theatre), as well as various short films.

Keara is the recent recipient of the Emerging Artist Award at the 2016 Calgary Fringe Festival.

TracysHeadshot1.JPGTracy-Lynn Chernaske

Tracy-Lynn has had a ten year love affair with the visual aspects of theatre, one which started in high school, continued through Capilano University (2007) and which she personally hopes will never end. Though technically a free lance Scenic Artist, Tracy-Lynn has been the resident Scenic Painter and Set Decorator at Metro Theatre for the last five years, creating wonderfully rich and realistic looking sets for classic plays such as Brighton Beach Memoirs, Relatively Speaking, The Hollow and Go Back for Murder. Outside of Metro, Tracy-Lynn has worked for theatres and theatre groups all over the Lower Mainland, including Fighting Chance Productions, Green Thumb Theatre and most recently the Kay Meek for their Summer Youth Conservatory. Her favorite job being for Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune for which she was required to paint a 32′ realistic moon across a stage floor.
Flirtations with film are interspersed throughout her already impressive career, a foray which has seen her work with household Canadian names such as K-os and Michael Buble. Tracy’s true passion however lies in theatre, tea and Scottie dogs and she dreams of the day when she has a job which marries the three together. Until then she very much looks forward to her extended stay with Metro Theatre, her latest venture with Standing Room Only and  to top it all off she is also excited to have received a scholarship to attend a summer intensive program for Theatre Production Arts (Stratford, ON) this summer –  she is especially excited to learn to artistic weld!

JoeHeadshot4.JPGJoe Hinks

A British National, Joe has been active in the Vancouver theatre scene in many capacities since 2013; he sat on the Board of Directors for Metro Theatre and currently volunteers for several other arts organizations in Vancouver, including the GVPTA and the Vancouver Opera. Most recently, Joe directed Go Back for Murder (2015) at Metro Theatre and Assistant Directed SRO’s sell-out run of The Weir (2015). He was also fortunate enough to work on The Switch (2015), the world’s first Transgender sitcom.

Joe is extremely proud to have worked with some gifted individuals as the Consultant Director on Death In a Dumpster, a musical written and directed by disadvantaged and at-risk youth, which premiered at the Waterfront Theatre in November 2015. Joe also taught drama classes at Quantum Day Program and assisted with the direction of SRO’s world premiere of Almost a Stepmom (written by Keara Barnes). Joe was last seen on stage in SRO’s production of Moll as Father Brest and is looking forward to producing their next production, 12 Angry Jurors as well as continuing to work as construction lead and set decorator on various on-going films.