Deanna Peters / Mutable Subject

I produce shows, parties, community projects, workshops and other events. I work with many artists and organizations and produce a lot of my own (mostly dance) projects:


  • 2017, co-producer w/ Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg, Kevin Fraser, Jeanette Kotowich, Carolina Bergonzoni and Rianne Svelnis of this 'dance around the box' series of performances and social activities running alongside The Dance Centre's Dance In Vancouver biennale this November

  • 2015-2017, as winner of the Iris Garland Emerging Choreographer Award, I'm producer, creator, performer of META, a full-evening dance show Oct 27 + 28, 2017 @ The Dance Centre w/ performers Kim Sato, Justine A. Chambers; inside eye Katie Lowen; costume + set Natalie Purschwitz; lighting James Proudfoot; music DJ ICE-B; accompanying writer Alexa Mardon; videographer Aya Garcia; photographer Yvonne Chew; pre-shows by Kelly McInnes + Layla Mrozowski; supported in part by British Columbia Arts Council, Iris Garland Emerging Choreographer Award + The Dance Centre.

    Producer duties include grant + proposal writing; budget maintenance; fundraising; rehearsal coordination (hiring, scheduling, contracts, WorkSafe BC, payments); production coordination; promo for print/web (poster, postcard, website, HTML newsletters); press release, events listings, media enquiries, publicity (fall arts previews in The Georgia Straight, Vancouver Sun, Province); bar + volunteer coordination

  • 2016 + 2017, producer, curator, stage manager of this annual multidisciplinary group show w/ Moberly Arts and Cultural Centre, featuring artists from across Canada; duties/roles include:

    • call to artists (Google Forms)
    • curation of artists from multiple disciplines + stage of career
    • prodcuction + stage management, including space set up + strike
    • website design + build (HTML, CSS, graphics, writing, server)
    • digital communications + social media (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, MailChimp)
    • promo (press release, online event listings, online program)
    • online ticket set up + management (Google Forms, Square)
    • ad shares
    • artist, venue liaison; artist travel support; payments
    • coordinating workshops, post-show socials, bar, volunteers, videographer, photographer
    • working w/ Moberly staff, technical director
  • FEB 2017, co-producer of this solo performance by Amanda Acorn (Toronto), including stage management, lighting, sound, space set up + strike; digital communications + social media promo; online ticket set up (Google Forms, Square); box office; liaison w/ artist, FOH manager + volunteer coordinator; payments; coordinating post-show social

  • JAN 2017, co-producer of this group dance performance + auction by Daisy Thompson, including stage management; space set up + strike; digital communications + social media promo; online ticket set up (Google Forms, Square); box office; liaison w/ artist, FOH manager + volunteer coordinator; payments

  • 2015-2017, creator, player + manager of this series of basketball training sessions for professional dance artists w/ coach Katie Lowen, including equipment co-coordinator; outdoor venue liaison; correspondence, scheduling, payments; promo (webpage, social media, HTML newsletter); press enquiries

    2017, co-producer of 'performances' in the Woodward's Atrium, presented by the Vancouver International Dance Festival

    2015, co-producer of 'performance' under the Cambie Street bridge, presented in the Choreography Walk at Dance In Vancouver

  • 2016-17, organizer of these FREE peer-to-peer house dance training sessions, including correspondence, scheduling, venue set up, grant writing, video editing

  • DEC 2016, organizer of this undraiser party w/ DJs Scott Greenfield + Carlyle Mark, including set up + strike; hiring, scheduling, payments; coordinating volunteers, bar, door, sound equipment + other supplies; all promo (print, web, social media)

  • AUG 2016, producer, choreographer, performer of this fundraiser party w/ Alexa Mardon + Erika Mitsuhashi, Jeanette Kotowich, Elissa Hanson, Scott Greenfield, Pierre Gauthier, including event host/MC, set up + strike; hiring, scheduling, payments; coordinating FOH, volunteers, bar, media equipment; digital promo

  • 2014-16, organizer of free public dance parties in galleries + studios including venue liaison, set up + strike; hiring DJs, scheduling, payments; coordinating volunteers, bar, sound equipment, other supplies; all promo (print, web, social media)

  • OCT 2015, assistant stage manager, including supporting technical team + performing artists; show calls, props handling, orchestra/space set up + strike; working w/ technical director, stage manager, artistic producer, artists, students

  • JUL 2016, coordinator of the Dancing on the Edge closing night party w/ DJ Pierre Gauthier @ Firehall Arts Centre, including venue liaison, set up + strike; hiring, scheduling; organizing sound equipment; flyer design for print/web; social media promo

  • 2016, 'performing dj' for this Made In BC end-of-conference party @ Opus Hotel, including providing all of the party music (vinyl) and dance priming w/ Elissa Hanson + Jeanette Kotowich

  • 2015-16, organizer of a series of meetups to discuss ideas around curation in the performing arts; conducted in public spaces like bars/cafes, we invite a guest to moderate the discussion, including Dena Davida (Montreal, Jenn Goodwin (Toronto) + Kristina Lemieux; other tasks include public venue, participant + moderator liaison (scheduling, correspondence, recording + disseminating minutes, facilitating article sharing)

  • 2010-12, managing producer of Working Class: strategic planning + development w/ board + community members to initiate this dance training series and manage it for its first 2 years, including teacher, student, board, venue, partner, volunteer liaison; scheduling, hiring, contracts, invoices, budget, WorkSafe BC; fundraising; special event planning; marketing

    2010-present, graphic design for print/web for this dance training organization, including logos, posters, class cards

    2010-present, web design + digital communications support: WordPress, CSS, newsletter template, staff training, server/email setup

  • 2011, producer of Mascall Dance's Way Out West intensive, an 8-day workshop w/ faculty + participants from across Canada

    2009, producer of BLOOM, a 2-month dance composition workshop

    • Including:
    • artist, participant, venue + company liaison (scheduling, hiring, contracts, payroll, budget, travel, accommodation)
    • design, planning + distribution of marketing (poster, postcard, brochure)
    • webpage writing + management
    • blogger (interviews, writing, audio + video posts)
    • special event planning + coordinating (pot lucks, artist panel, Dance and Drum Jam)
    • coordinator of public showing (guest speakers, artists, volunteers, bar)
    • participant survey + final report
    • registrar, fee collection (including design of online purchasing system)
    • volunteer coordinator
    • working w/ artistic director
  • 2011, producer of Julia's (Toronto) 1-week Skinner Releasing Technique workshop in partnership w/ Ballet BC, including student, teacher + venue liaison; graphic design + production; promotional plan + implementation; registrar; public correspondence

  • 2009-11, co-producer of a series of 3 full-evening dance productions w/ multiple artists, including artist, crew + venue liaison (The Cultch, Roundhouse, Beaumont); graphic design + production (posters, postcards, programs, signage, tickets)

  • 2011-12, assistant to artistic managing director in multiple roles to support this annual international performing arts festival + mid-size performance venue, including website support (content requisition + management); graphic design for print/web; digital communications (Twitter, Facebook, MailChimp); ad sales; donor + sponsor solicitation/recognition; volunteer coordinating; grant editing; venue contracts; invoices; public correspondence

  • 2010, production assistant for this movement-based installation by Justine A. Chambers + Josh Hite, including supporting directors, performers, crew; set up of venue, a/v equipment, backstage, bar

  • 2009, artistic director of this interdisciplinary touring show, in partnership w/ Dance Saskatchewan, to promote dance arts in Saskatchewan, including maintenance of $60,000 budget; company manager of 12 dancers ages 16-26; outreach, guest artist, workshop producer; choreographer, teacher, rehearsal director; event coordinator (silent auction, visual arts installation, dance party); working w/ executive director, board, technical director, publicist

  • 2008-10, producer of various dance training initiatives, including hiring guest teachers, musicians; scheduling, venue, contracts, registrar; promo for print/web