Staff and Board



Are you passionate about the power of live theatre?
Do you believe in the potential of Ottawa’s theatre community, and are you ready to contribute to our
community’s growth?



Bronwyn is the new Artistic Director of Lunchbox Theatre in Calgary. She is a theatre maker and director who has directed at GCTC, The Gladstone, Arts Court and in parks with A Company of Fools during the 12 years she lived in Ottawa. Bronwyn was Assistant Director at Stratford and Shaw, and also was the recipient of the Metcalf Internship in Artistic Directing with Eric Coates. She is the founding artistic director and curator of TACTICS.
Luke is an artist and professional fundraiser who explores how perspectives from marginalized communities enhance the theatre experience. His work in Ottawa has included Honey Dew Me (Fresh Meat 2017, undercurrents 2020) and Re:Construct (Fringe 2018). He has published in the Canadian Theatre Review and founded an initiative to support queer Atlantic Canadian artists ( Find his local theatre work on Instagram: @theatre.decentred.
Louisa is an independent stage manager and producer in Ottawa. She has worked with companies at The Gladstone such as Plosive and Three SIsters and was part of the TACTICS Steering Committee for over 4 years.
Jacqui is an international theatrical and movement storyteller from Kimberley, South Africa. Since graduating from the University of Cape Town with a BA in Theatre and Performance in 2005, Jacqui has worked extensively as a professional actress, storyteller and dancer for the past 10 years. Jacqui now resides in Ottawa, Canada where she performs theatre, dance and African storytelling with her company 8th Generation Storytelling. She is also the co-owner of The Origin Arts and Community Centre in the capital city of Canada.
Julia is an Intellectual Property Lawyer that works in the city of Ottawa. A graduate of the University of Ottawa – Law program she is eager to help develop the indie arts in the city.

Big news! 

2020 has brought all kinds of changes to us as individuals, as artists and as a community and no exception at TACTICS.  Every transition brings mixed emotions–sadness as we approach an ending and joy as we welcome new beginnings. It is with sadness that we announce that  TACTICS Artistic Director, Curator and Founder Bronwyn Steinberg is stepping down from her position with the company at the end of this year, but it is with joy that we congratulate her on her new position as Artistic Director of Lunchbox Theatre in Calgary! 

Associate Artists and members of TACTICS’ steering committee Ludmylla Reis and Rebecca Benson take the helm as co-Artistic Directors and Curators of TACTICS at the start of 2021. Danielle Savoie will continue working with TACTICS as head of the company’s new Artists’ Advisory Committee and Louisa Haché joins our Board of Directors. 

Bronwyn’s Message:

Leaving Ottawa and TACTICS is bittersweet. While I’m excited to begin my next chapter in Calgary, I know I’ll deeply miss my friends, colleagues and community here. I’m so proud of how TACTICS has grown in the past seven years, and I’ve been so inspired to see local artists dreaming big as they develop and present work in our series. Ludmylla and Rebecca have been brilliant Artistic Associates with TACTICS, and I can’t wait to see how the organization continues to grow and develop in their thoughtful care. And I’m so grateful to our talented new Board of Directors members who have joined the team to ensure that TACTICS will continue to serve Ottawa’s indie arts community long into the future. Calgary may be geographically far away, but if anything, this year has shown us all how much we can stay connected virtually. I will miss you all, but I’m only an email, phone call or zoom meeting away!

Ludmylla’s Message:

Hello Ottawa! After a couple of seasons working with TACTICS in the Steering Committee I’m extremely excited to get involved with you all more directly as I share this role with Rebecca. After the life-changing event we all lived this year, TACTICS ‘mandate to Dream Big with Your Art is the ideal motto we need to move forward. We are working through transitioning our recent incorporation, Covid exhaustion, safe reimagining of 2021 theatrical events amongst other things and we will share with you every bit of happy news as we can. In the meantime, I’m humbled by the chance to join TACTICS brilliant history achieved by Bronwyn’s vision, share with you my dreams for our city and excited to hear your dreams – big or small – as we move forward. Yes, we always move forward. With care, Ludmylla.

Rebecca’s Message:

“When I came back to Ottawa over 4 years ago, I went for coffee with as many people in the theatre community as I could.  I met so many generous people, and was excited by the strength of the independent theatre community.  I went looking for the “hub”, the place where all these artists intersected, because I wanted to be part of that.  TACTICS and its commitment to being a development ground – “good soil” – for growing the community, excited me and offered opportunities to “dream big”. I am honoured to be stepping up to share leadership with Ludmylla (another amazing artist) of this organization grown from a passion for collaboration, striving for excellence and offering a place for meeting, challenging, changing, and growing as artists in our community. Thanks so much to Bronwyn for her tireless work, dedication, generosity and belief.”

We hope to see you soon!

Wishing you health, hope and light in these shorter days! Hang in there, the Solstice is coming!