Ivan is an actor, director, producer, and theatre administrator. He is the current Artistic Director of local company Snakeskin Jacket, and former Artistic Associate at Winnipeg Jewish Theatre. Ivan spends his days working in the Film Studies and Theatre Program at the University of Manitoba. Ivan’s unique and multifaceted skill-set is a result of keeping one foot in the “professional” world with the other firmly planted in the “independent” theatre scene. Past acting credits include: The Flick, Thom Pain, Hamlet, Wang Dang, Mary Rose, Fool for Love (Snakeskin Jacket); The Pillowman, Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing, A Lie of the Mind, Escape from Happiness, Landscape of the Body (BHTC). Caesar and Cleopatra (Nomadic Players); Buried Child (PTE School). Past directing credits include Tape (28th Minute); Lion in the Streets, Catastrophe, Footfalls (BHTC); The Wife, States of Shock: A Vaudeville Nightmare (Snakeskin Jacket). Ivan is very excited to be instructing at PTE School again this year.