About Us

About Us

I n s p i r e    p r o v o k e    c r e a t e

Our choice of work is guided by one philosophy:

Pursue work which inspires us, provokes our audience,

and subject matter that we are passionate about.

About John Rao

John Rao has been producing music, art, and theatre events since 1998. John Rao has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Grenfell College (Corner Brook), a Bachelor of Education from Memorial University (St. John’s) and a Masters of Fine Arts from Emily Carr University (Vancouver). He has produced Dracula (2005), Lynn Kuo’s Gypsy Impressions (2008), and The Diary of Anne Frank (2009) among others. He has directed many productions including State One (2004), The Outsiders (2011), and The Lord of The Flies (2012). John has worked behind the scenes in film (Hey Day, Diverted, Above and Beyond), and performed on TV (Republic of Doyle, Hatching, Matching, and Dispatching, Little Dog, A Christmas Fury) and on stage (Rocky Horror Show, Divas, among others). He has a studio practice which includes photo conceptualism, sound and lightscape art installations, and exhibited at the Charles H. Scott Gallery in Vancouver. As the Artistic Director of the Holy Heart Performing Arts Certificate, John has produced and directed over 150 shows including Little Shop of Horrors (2009), My Son Pinnochio (2011), Willy Wonka (2012), Disney’s Beauty and The Beast (2014), Cinderella (2015), 42nd Street (2016), It’s A Wonderful Life (2016), Wizard of Oz (2017), Miracle on 34th Street (2017), Chicago: HSE (2018), A Christmas Story (2018), Disney’s The Little Mermaid (2019) among many others. John continues to create new work with a diverse outlook and is not bound by media or form.

Selected list of events.

1984 (LSPU Hall 2020)

Dracula (Holy Heart Theatre 2019)

7 Charles H Scott (AOR Producer Vancouver 2016)

Mixtape: Blackholes, Trauma, and Leather (Group show, Vancouver, 2015)

Debut: Coco Leung D.F. Cook Recital Hall  (AOR Producer, St. John’s, 2013)

Lord of the Flies  Holy Heart Theatre (AOR Producer/Director, St. John’s, October 2012)

The Outsiders  Holy Heart Theatre (AOR Producer/Director, November 2011)

Jill Dreaddy Dance Company  Arts and Culture Centre, (Produced and created Animation June 2011)

Alice in Wonderland  Holy Heart Theatre, (AOR Co-Produced/Created with Tada Events! and Acro Adix October 2010) (Directed by Terri Andrews)

The Apostles   The Masonic Temple, (AOR Visual Art Show Event August 2010)

Our Divas Do Christmas  Holy Heart Theatre, (Produced and created Animation – Show Produced by Tada Events! December 2009) (Directed by Terri Andrews)

The Rocky Horror Show  Holy Heart Theatre, (Produced and created Animation – Show Produced by Tada Events March 2009) (Directed by Terri Andrews)

The Diary of Anne Frank  Holy Heart Theatre (AOR Producer/Designer, May 2009) (Directed By Steve O’Connell)

Gypsy Impressions: Lynn Kuo with Thomas Yee  D.F. Cook Recital Hall, (AOR Producer, August 2008)

Drawn to the Rhythm: A Tribute to Sarah McLachlan  Holy Heart Theatre, (AOR Producer March 2007)

Laura Beth Gray and Sally Can’t Dance Concert  (AOR Producer February 2007)

Fitter Happier: A Video Tribute to Radiohead  Empire Theatres, (AOR Producer Animator February 2007)

Into The Mist  (AOR Independent Short 2006)

Dracula  Holy Heart Theatre, (AOR Producer/Designer/Writer 2005) (Directed by Janet O’Reilly)

State One  Resource Centre For The Arts, (Writer/Producer/Director 2004)