Four on the Floor, the resident company of the Arcata Playhouse, is committed to bringing actors, writers, designers, directors, visual artists and film makers together to create original pieces in a collaborative environment.
The founders, Jacqueline Dandeneau and David Ferney, have over 40 years of professional theatrical experience between them and have performed in over 30 countries and 5 continents - both indoor and on the street. Using mask, physical theatre, shadow play, song, dance, comedy and melodrama this dynamic group of performers grace the stage with their experience, wit and energy.
See the Past Productions pages for some of Four on the Floor's notable productions or Upcoming Productions for the next productions of Four on the Floor. For more information on on the Arcata Playhouse, see the Arcata Playhouse website.
David Ferney is a graduate of the Dell’Arte School of Physical Theatre and has studied physical performance styles, shadow puppetry and mask carving in the Dell’Arte Study Abroad Program in Bali. He has performed in over 20 countries around the world as a member of the comic acrobatic theatre troupe, Los Payasos Mendigos, and as a member of the Dell’Arte. David is a cofounder of Three on a Tree Theater Company and Four on the Floor Theatre Company. His notable characters include: Guapo in Los Payasos Mendigos, Dr. Harold Burrows in The Misunderstood Badger, Kristian Birkland in Messages from the Sun and Professor L.V. Willikers in Crawdaddy’s Odditorium.
Jackie Dandeneau graduated from the University of Alberta with a professional degree in Acting. She has performed at various theatres in Canada, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, England and Scotland. She is founding member and co-director of Full Figure Theater Company, Three on a Tree Theater Company and Four on the Floor Theater Company. Jackie is an actor, singer, writer, substitute teacher, community activist, Grange member, mother, ensemble acting and vocal ensemble teacher. She is a member of Canadian Actor’s Equity, The Union of British Columbia Performers and the Association of Canadian Television and Radio Artists. Jacqueline has a bookkeeping certificate specializing in non-profit organizations.