Managing Artistic Director - Dane Shumak
Dane Shumak founded Cordwainer Productions in January of 2014 as a way to produce professional theatre, music and art on his own. Cordwainer has evolved into a fast-growing company focused on developing the talents of emerging artists while producing thought-provoking, cutting edge pieces of modern and post-modern theatre and music.
Dane's directorial and producer credits include Legally Blonde (producer; 2013), Bald Soprano (producer; 2014), Spring Awakening (director and producer; 2014), The Last Five Years (director and producer; 2014), Trent @ 50 in Story and Song (assistant director; 2014), Sweeney Todd (producer; 2015), The Pillowman (director and producer; 2015), Dogfight the Musical (director and producer; 2015),4000 Miles (director, 2015), American Idiot (Director and producer, 2015) and War Tapes (Director and producer, 2016). Dane has also produced numerous fundraisers and concerts.
Dane is a business graduate and has experience on-stage and off-stage in virtually every single aspect production, administration and creation.
Dane hopes that you find something within Cordwainer that will stick with you and thanks you immensely for the support!
Musical Director - Justin Hiscox
Justin is proud to work with Cordwainer Productions!
Justin is a multi-instrumentalist and composer who studied composition with American avant-garde composer James Tenney while attending York University in the 90s. Justin has a keen interest in music that lies 'outside' the fringes of normal listening and performing habits - that is to say he loves 'popular' music as much as he loves 'unpopular' music! A pianist, contrabass, trombonist, sousaphonist, accordionist, Brazilian percussionist and conchistador, he has found that even if you play obscure instruments there is still work with you even if you try hard and approach all your musical dealings with integrity and heart.