Sunday @ the Segal - Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story

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This Sunday @ the Segal will explore how the theatrical form can blend tradition and modernity in new and exciting ways. Sharing their knowledge and observations, panelists will delve into discussions around genre-blending, authenticity, the Fringe movement and look at how theatre can be reinvented for the 21st century.

Moderator: SARAH DESHAIES
Producer & Reporter, CJAD 800 AM

Joining Artistic & Executive Director Lisa Rubin as featured panelists are: 

GIDEON ARTHURS
CEO, National Theatre School of Canada
Gideon Arthurs is the CEO of the National Theatre School of Canada (NTS). He is currently the President of the Board of La Serre/OFFTA, sits on the Board of Directors of the Conseil des arts de Montréal, and is a member of the Steering Committee of the Canada Arts Summit. He served as a juror for the 2015 Siminovitch Prize for Excellence and Innovation in Theatre. Before joining NTS, Gideon Arthurs served as General Manager of Tarragon Theatre in Toronto for close to three years, where he led several important projects including improvements of the theatre’s equipment and facilities, as well as a major audience engagement program. Before that, he was the Executive Director of the Toronto Fringe Festival during a period that saw the development of a second festival presented by the organization, significant growth of the flagship festival, and the creation of a subsidized rehearsal space for independent artists. He is Past President of the Small Theatre Administrative Facility (STAF), the former Vice-President of the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA) where he also served as Chair of the Audience Working Group, and was a member of the Labour Relations Committee at the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT). Previously, he served as President of the Paprika Festival, Treasurer of Public Recordings Performance, and Secretary of Pleiades Theatre. He is the founding Artistic Producer of the independent theatre company Groundwater Productions, and has worked extensively as a teacher and consultant in the field. Most importantly, he is the father of two amazing children and the husband of a genius playwright.

AMY BLACKMORE
Executive and Artistic Director, Mainline Theatre & the St-Amboise Montreal Fringe Festival
Amy Blackmore is the Executive and Artistic Director of MainLine Theatre, the St-Ambroise Montreal FRINGE Festival and the Bouge d'ici Dance Festival. Known for her versatility, Amy has produced, directed, choreographed and collaborated on the work of many companies both locally and internationally. Spearheading a variety of innovative projects over the years, Amy's recent projects include the chairing and the visioning of the Fringe World Congress taking place in Montreal in 2016 in collaboration with the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. This event garnered MainLine Theatre a nomination for the prestigious Grand Prix du Conseil des arts de Montreal. This event inspired the birth of the QDF Congress: Shaping the Future of English Theatre in Quebec which took place in February 2018 at the Segal Centre for Performing Arts.  A former English Language Arts Network board member, Amy recently became Past-President of the Quebec Drama Federation. She continues to advocate for arts and culture through her work as a jury member of the new artistic practices / multidisciplinary stream for le Conseil des arts de Montréal and Canada Council for the Arts consultations. 

Thank you to our Public Program Partner Richter and Media Partner CJAD for their support of Sunday @ the Segal.



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