News (Calgary): Urban Curvz Announces New Managing Producer

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News (Calgary): Urban Curvz Announces New Managing Producer

headshot_blackandwhiteUrban Curvz’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Ann Galbraith will be joining the company’s team in September 2014 as Managing Producer.

Ann is a performer, writer, designer and life-long lover of theatre. She holds a BFA in Drama from The University of Calgary and has also studied theatre at Mount Royal College and comedy writing with The Second City. Over the past few years Ann has divided her time between writing, designing, performing, digital marketing and communications and hanging out with her two incredibly energetic, quirky and adorable children. Ann also performs regularly with The Kinkonauts long-form improv house team and their all-female improv troupe Fatale.

“This is a very exciting time for the company, both artistically and operationally. We believe Ann’s experience in marketing and communications coupled with her passion for feminism and theatre will be an excellent fit for our organization,” says Jacqueline Russell, the current Artistic Producer. “Urban Curvz has been operating for almost a decade now, and this period of organizational re-structuring is going to benefit the long term sustainability of the company.”

It is with sadness that Urban Curvz bids farewell to Artistic Director Vanessa Sabourin at the end of this season. Ms. Sabourin has resigned from her position in order to dedicate more time to her career as a performer and director as well as her young family. During her three-year tenure with Urban Curvz, Ms. Sabourin brought passion, artistry and boldness to her work. She contributed to increasing the company’s organizational stability and developing the long-term vision of the company.

Stepping into the role of Artistic Director is the company’s current Artistic Producer, Jacqueline Russell.