Inspired by their international practice at London's renown East 15 Acting School and a further desire to collaborate globally, directors Jack Paterson (BoucheWHACKED! Theatre Collective, Canada) and Denise Yvette Serna (U.S.A.) founded the Global Hive Laboratories.

Our goal: An international shared practice.

The first International Hive Workshop took place August 2017 and engaged artistic participants from Canada, U.S.A., Spain, U.K. Italy, France and China.  Some participated in London while other participated long distance through information and communications technology.




Denise Yvette Serna (U.S.A.)

Denise is a theatre practitioner and arts activist based in Chicago, Illinois. Credits include HIR (Steppenwolf Theatre Company), Earthquakes in London (Steep Theatre Company), For the Love of... (Pride Films & Plays), After Orlando (Pride Films & Plays), (the)forget_me\knot (inappropriate theatre company), La Chingada (inappropriate theatre company), Much Ado About Nothing (The Shaw Theatre), Om Swastyastu from London - The Wailing Woman (Institut Seni Indonesia Denpasar), and Heart’s Core (Refugee Women's Theatre Programme). Denise holds an MFA in Theatre Directing from London’s East 15 Acting School. She is an alumna of Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s Multicultural Fellowship, and serves as a member of artEquity’s 2016 cohort, a diverse cadre of facilitators who support equity-based initiatives nation-wide.


JAck Paterson (CAN)

Jack is an award winning Canadian and International director whose has studied and practice has taken him across Canada and the U.K. and to Moscow (RU), Denpasar (IND), and N.Y.C. (USA).  His work has ranged from cross cultural, multi-disciplinary and multi lingual devised experiences to classical and new play mainstage projects.  Favourite credits include The List (Vancouver, CAN); a fusion of devising and original practice Romeo & Juliet (Cardiff, Wales); the devised projects Wasting Time (Denpasar, IND) and Odyssey (London, UK);  a fusion of flamenco and text The Love of Don Perlimpin (The Shaw Festival, CAN); the site spessific Women of Troy (Canadian stage, CAN) and the Vancouver premiere of Titus Andronicus (Vancouver, CAN).

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BoucheWHACKED! Theatre Collective (CAN)

BoucheWHACKED! Theatre Collective is a Vancouver based artistic collective made up of working theatre professionals dedicated to the development, production and presentation of multi language works, cross disciplinary arts and works in translation. With a specific focus on cross pollination between International and Canadian Francophone and Anglophone artists and work, BoucheWHACKED! showcases the daring contemporary international and national works of artistic populations to Vancouver audiences and brings awareness to the thriving talent that exists in communities separated by distance, language and culture.