Lois Dawson is a Vancouver-based production, event, and stage manager. She was the resident stage manager at Pacific Theatre from 2007 – 2010. She has since worked with the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games, the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation, the Vancouver & Toronto Fringe Festivals, Mobile Productions Zurich, the PuSh Festival and High Performance Rodeo as well as 35 theatre, opera and dance companies across Canada. Lois sits on the Board of Directors for the Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards Society (The Jessies); guest lectures at Trinity Western University, York House School, and Capilano University; is the BC/Yukon representative for the Canadian Actors Equity Association Indie Advisory Committee; and is a mentor with the Ignite program for the Vancouver East Cultural Centre (the Cultch).
Dawson also volunteers with a number of local arts companies and festivals and guest lectures at a handful of local high schools. She has been a mentor with the Ignite program at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre (the Cultch), through the Tremors Festival with Rumble Theatre, and with the BPA program at Capilano University. In addition, Lois has worked with the Vancouver International Fringe Festival where she helped to launch Fringe Onsite, a program to help develop site-specific theatre pieces in conjunction with Vancouver-based company, The Only Animal.
Dawson is also an avid blogger at loisbackstage.com.