The Associate Chair of the UWaterloo's Theatre and Performance Program, Andy Houston hosts a discussion with the Stratford Festival's Artistic Director, Antoni Cimolino.
Antoni Cimolino is from Sudbury, Ontario and holds an MFA from the University of Windsor. He began his theatre career in Stratford, Ontario as an actor in the late 1980s. He then focussed his efforts on directing, and moved up to executive roles at the Stratford Festival. He became the Artistic Director in 2013. Cimolino has contributed significantly to the Stratford Festival in terms of fundraising and construction initiatives. Most recently, he campaigned to build the new, multimillion dollar Tom Patterson Theatre.
Professor Houston is interested in exploring the process of Cimolino’s evolution to the roles of director and artistic director; also, what he believes the future of directing looks like in Canada, especially concerning young and up-and-coming theatre professionals. He also wants to discuss the topic of leadership during a time when the representation of marginalized groups is becoming more valued and sought after.
The Theatre and Performance Program welcomes all students, staff and intrigued members of the public to attend this talk, in the Theatre of the Arts (located in the Modern Languages building) on Thursday, October 20th. It will begin at 10:00 AM, with about 30 minutes of discussion between our presenters and then an open discussion with the audience, facilitated by Professor Houston. Following the discussion, please join us for a reception with refreshments in the ML Gallery.
This is a free event, please register at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/artistic-leadership-in-turbulent-times-a-talk-with-antoni-cimolino-tickets-431628902667
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