Canadian Stage Will Lose Producer Martin Bragg in 2009

News   Canadian Stage Will Lose Producer Martin Bragg in 2009
Martin Bragg, artistic producer of Canadian Stage Company, will leave the troupe following the 2008-2009 season, his 17th there.

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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