Artistic Director, Revues / Performer
Delia Barnett's alter ego: LeTabby Lexington has appeared onstage with Angie Pontani, Judith Stein, Murray Hill, Burgundy Brixx, Raven Virginia and April O’Peel. Selected previous Edmonton acting credits include Katherine Howard in Tudor Queens: A Burlesque (Send in the Girls), Tori in Undead Or Alive (Wade and Tori Present), Carole Melket in Black Comedy, Sister-in-Law (Good Woman of Szechwan, Delia in Spine (Studio Theatre), Fly Cast in Anime (Lucid Productions), Actor 2 in Bumburying, Actor in Real (Gone) Girl (Cowardly Kiss) and as Lily in The End of Civilization (Punctuate Theatre).
LANA MICHELLE HUGHES
Resident Director/ Sound Designer
Lana is an Edmonton based actor, writer, director, sound desinger, and producer. Acting highlights include: Loud & Queer Cabaret (Guys in Disguise) The Anxiety Project and The National Elevator Project (Theatre YES), Dead Centre of Town (Catch the Keys Productions), Birdie On The Wrong Bus and Fairy Catcher's Companion (Promise Productions), Love(her)/Fight(her) (Urban Curvz), Mother Courage (ABBEDAM), The Laramie Project (Citadel Theatre), Going Down... and Target Audience (Running In Heels Productions), and No Wonder(land) (Nextfest). Directing highlights include: Jack and the Beanstalk (Alberta Opera), Encounters (The Citadel Theatre), Bust Em' Up Burlesque, The Hollywoodland Burlesques, A Bronte Burlesque, Tudor Queens: A Burlesque (Send In The Girls Burlesque), Two Seconds To Paradise (One Story Window Theatre) and Hungry (New Works). A B.A grad from the U of A, she has also studied with One Yellow Rabbit, Punchdrunk, Ghost River Theatre, and Karen Hines. She sat on the board of Alberta Playwright's Network for four years, was a high school Nextfest Mentor for 4 years and spends her days as the Managing and Communications Associate at Catalyst Theatre.
Artistic Director, Theatre Side / Resident Playwright / Performer
Ellen Chorley is an Edmonton-based producer, playwright, performer and theatre instructor. Ellen is the Founder/ Artistic Director of Promise Productions, a theatre for young audiences company. With Send in the Girls, Ellen is the Playwright-in-Residence and wrote "Tudor Queens: A Burlesque," "A Bronte Burlesque" and "The Hollywoodland Burlesques" as well as originating the roles of Queen Jane Seymour, Emily Bronte and Louella Parsons. Ellen’s other plays include Bohemia Perso (Nextfest),Bridezilla , Good Girls Don’t and Emma Burden (Mob Hit Productions), Big Winner (Hope in Elle Productions), and over eighteen plays for young audiences includingBirdie on the Wrong Bus, The Fairy Catcher’s Companion, Princess Confidential and the two-time Sterling Award winning Murielle. Ellen also serves as Artistic Associate for Edmonton's Northern Light Theatre, works as a Drama Group Leader at the Autism Society of Edmonton, teaches acting classes at Foote Theatre School, is the High School Curator for Nextfest and sits on the steering committee for the Theatre Edmonton Project. Ellen was recently named one of Edmonton’s Top 40 Under 40 and is the recipient of the Nextfest Emerging Artist Award.
Andrea Gilborn is ecstatic to have teamed up with Send in the Girls Burlesque. Known as The Singing Yogi, Andrea spends her time instructing yoga, teaching musical theatre and coaching vocal students at the Giovanni Music School. Choreography credits include How to Eat Like a Child (Snow Globe Festival 2013), A Bronte Burlesque (Fringe 2012), Babes in Toyland (Snow Globe Festival 2012), The Tudor Queens (Canoe Festival 2013, Fringe 2011), Miss Electricity (Snow Globe Festival 2011) and The Twelve Dancing Princesses (Promise Productions). Acting Credits include The Too Tall Princess (Promise Productions), Pitifully Beautiful (Nextfest), Cinderella the Wizard (Promise Productions), and Claudette (La Vie En Fringe). Andrea is a graduate of the Theatre Arts diploma program from MacEwan University.