News: Ghost River Theatre announces new Managing Producer

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News: Ghost River Theatre announces new Managing Producer

Ghost River Theatre is proud to announce that they have hired Ann Connors, former Acting Executive Director and Managing Director of the nationally-acclaimed Magnetic North Theatre Festival, as the company’s new Managing Producer.

Connors comes to Ghost River with an exceptional skill set, developed through a long history of successful production.  Prior to her years at Magnetic North, Connors served as Managing Producer of Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland (whose production Oil and Water was seen this year in Calgary) and as General Manager of St. John’s Newfoundland’s Resource Centre for the Arts.

Ghost River Theatre established a strong working relationship with Connors while serving as the producer of the Industry Series during this past year’s Magnetic North Theatre Festival, which was held in Calgary.  “We are just thrilled to have been able to hire someone of Ann’s caliber to our staff,” says Ghost River’s co-Artistic Director David van Belle.  “Ann doesn’t just bring an immense theatrical toolbox, she also brings a world of experience and invaluable connections to the company.  These qualities are a perfect match for Ghost River’s aspirations to be a theatre company that is active on a national and international scale.”

Connors says she’s looking forward to a new adventure:  “I am honored to be invited to join the Ghost River team and to work together with David and Eric to help shape the future of this important member of the Calgary and of the national theatre community”.

“The Ghost River Theatre Board is very excited to work with Ann,” saysMichelle Forrieter, Ghost River Board President. “Her wealth of experience in theatre communities across Canada will help us take Ghost River Theatre to even greater heights. Together, David van Belle, Eric Rose and Ann Connors make a dynamic and powerful team, and we can’t wait to see what lies ahead for the company.”

Connors began her tenure with the company on January 1, 2013, and is focusing on long-term planning for upcoming seasons.  The company is currently in preparation for its first ever national Devised Production Intensive in May.