Zelda Dean

Zelda Dean the Founder and Managing Artistic Director of Bema Productions (Bema), is thrilled to have fulfilled her vision of launching a Jewish theatre group in Victoria. Zelda has spent a lifetime volunteering for synagogues, Federations and Jewish theatre. She has engaged in a lifelong quest of fighting racism, antisemitism, and hate. Zelda founded Congregation Emanu-El’s Bēma Productions, the third Jewish theatre company she launched. She invited two other members of the arts committee, Annie Weeks and Ruthi Wicks, to join her and Bema has been going strong ever since.  

Zelda brings over forty years of experience in the arts and has had the pleasure of working with Calgary and Victoria’s finest actors in over 130 productions which she has directed and produced.