Derek Barnes was once described by James Morris simply as a “dabbler in this and that”. No one, including himself, knows exactly what it is that he does — adventurer, writer, musician, home chef de cuisine, farmer apprentice and armchair revolutionary. His degree in philosophy thankfully prevents him from ever submitting to the temptation of going corporate. His socialist leanings prevent him from ever being ‘management material’. He considers no place and all places to be his home.
Lana Mau has lived in Stratford, Ontario, Canada for the past 10 years with her partner in life, Derek Barnes. The area attracted them with its world class theatre, urban gastronomy and quaint, Victorian feel. It’s the longest she has spent in any locale, including Australia and Malta, since leaving her hometown of Pembroke, Ontario to attend university in Ottawa. Lana gets her energy and peace of mind from music, travelling and good friends. She also helps to organize Stratford Summer Music - a lovely addition to your Stratford theatre experience.