Juvenis Festival Staff 

Managing Director - Maureen Barnes

Email: maureen.barnes@bluecanoetheatrical.ca 

Maureen Barnes is a Kingston-based Theatre Administrator, Manager and Performer. She has been involved with Blue Canoe since 2013 and with the Juvenis Festival since it began. She has been involved with Kingston's The Storefront Fringe Festival (2016-2018) and The Kick and Push Festival (2015-2017) both as an administrator and performer.  She has worked as a Producer, Production Manager, Stage Manager, Director and Technician for a multitude of productions around the Kingston and Queen's community. She recently spent the summer performing with The Barefoot Players, travelling around Kingston parks and schools! Having lived in Kingston her whole life, Maureen is ecstatic about Kingston's art scene and its continuous growth. 

Festival Production Manager - Sonja Niedermaier


 Sonja Niedermaier is a third year Drama Major at Queen's University.  As a theatre technician, Sonja works for the Dan School of Drama and Music. She has also worked with various festivals as a technician such as The Storefront Fringe Festival (2018), FoldA (2018), and the NTS Festival (2018/2019). Sonja has been involved with the Juvenis for the past two years as Co-Festival Technical Director and is excited to be with the festival for a third season.