Jonathon Paterson has been working in Canadian theatre for over 30 years as a producer, performer, technician, stage manager and designer.

Jonathon studied both performance and production at MacEwan University in Edmonton, where he co-founded the independent touring theatre company, RibbitRePublic. This company now has a twenty-five year touring record around North America, and has performed at dozens of festivals including the Orlando Fringe Festival, Fresno Rouge Festival, Canoe Theatre Festival, The Centaur Wildside Festival, Vancouver Comedy Festival and Just For Laughs Comedy Festival.

Grimmer Than Grimm - 2010 

Letters in Wartime - 2007

As a producer, Jonathon was the Technical and Artistic Director of the Astor Theatre in Liverpool, NS from 2017-2020 and founded the French Quarter Hub at the Edmonton Fringe Festival in 2012. He has co-managed 3 venues (over 20 performing acts) in French Quarter Hub every year, with attendance peaking at over 20, 000 patrons. French Quarter Hub was the first of it's kind in Canada, modelling after the hub-based Fringes in Adelaide and Edinburgh. 

Jonathon also has over 2 dozen producing credits and over 25 years with RibbitRePublic, overseeing everything from marketing, promotions, web design, poster design, lighting design, stage managing, accounting, social media etc. In response to the pandemic, Jonathon created FringeLiveStream, an online platform for live performances which has been able to return thousands of dollars to independent artists.

As a performer, Jonathon has been seen at every major Fringe Festival in North America, with over one hundred festivals and 30 years under his belt. He has also worked with Vertigo Mystery Theatre, National Stiltwalkers of Canada, Monster Theatre, Theatre Prospero, Zero Gravity Circus, Workshop West Theatre, Mayfield Dinner Theatre and Off-Broadway's Soho Playhouse.

Best Picture - 2015

Inescapable - 2018

As a technician, Jon has served as the Technical Director of the Astor Theatre in Liverpool, Nova Scotia and Monster Theatre in Vancouver, BC. He has been a lighting technician since 2011, and has worked with Perth Fringe World, Orlando Fringe Festival, London Fringe Festival, Waterfront Theatre, Firehall Arts Centre and Silver Skate Winter Festival. Jonathon also has several years experience as a lighting designer as has most recently co-designed for Juliet: A Revenge Comedy at the Cultch in Vancouver.

Jonathon currently lives in Vancouver where he works at Granville Island Theatre District, Tightrope Theatre, Heart of the City Festival and Granville Pirates.

Filthy Rich - 2010

House - 2014

JON RESUME 2021.pdf