New Artistic Director Storch to Resign from Canadian Stage Company

News   New Artistic Director Storch to Resign from Canadian Stage Company
 
Canadian Stage Company artistic director David Storch has announced he will depart his current post, according to Variety.

Storch began his postition at the Toronto-based non-profit theatre in July 2007. He served under artistic producer Martin Bragg.

"The demands of this company are not ones which I feel are in my creative interests to pursue," Storch told the trade publication. The split with the company was amicable according to Bragg, who will still remain the head of CanStage. The stage will begin to search for a replacement immediately.

Storch will return to CanStage to direct Misery this season and is scheduled to also helm a show in the 2008-09 roster.

Storch has worked as an actor, director and teacher. The National Theatre School of Canada graduate perviously served as artistic associate at the Vancouver Playhouse (1997-1999) and has also worked with such companies as the Belfry Theatre, Citadel Theatre, Manitoba Theatre Centre, Stratford Festival, Soulpepper Theatre Company, National Arts Centre and Neptune Theatre.

At CanStage, he had been an associate artist (2004-2006) and artistic consultant (2007-2008 season). His work with the company includes acting in Angels in America, The Lonesome West, Amadeus and Take Me Out as well as directing Sunday Father, The Beard of Avon, Twelfth Night, Omnium Gatherum and A Number. For more information visit canstage.com.

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