His contract with the company expires in June 2009, and he informed the board of directors that he will not be seeking a renewal, according to a June 18 statement.
Bragg stated, "After more than a decade and a half of great artistic achievement, and times of prosperity and challenge, I have decided that it is time for me to turn the keys over to new leadership. I have been very fortunate to have forged many treasured relationships with this company and, for that, I will be forever grateful.
"The Canadian Stage Company is now on a strong footing going forward. The company has received important artistic recognition for our 2007-2008 season, with 21 Dora Mavor Moore Award- nominations, and we are poised to present a very powerful 2008-2009 season of contemporary theatre on all of our stages."
The new season begins with A Midsummer Night's Dream this summer, and includes Nightwood Theatre's Wild Dogs in September and Frost/Nixon in October.
Bragg said, "We have a strong vision and strategy in place for the company and next year will mark the beginning of our new Berkeley Street Project, a concept and idea of which I am particularly proud. "…We have begun planning for our exciting new season in 2009-2010. I will also be supporting the company's search for new leadership in whatever way I can. It is our plan to effect a smooth transition."
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