On Monday, March 9, Rapid Fire Theatre announced that Matt Shuurman will be its next Artistic Director as of September 1st, 2015. Rapid Fire Theatre is Edmonton’s oldest improv company, and has been named Edmonton’s favourite theatre company for 2012, 2013 and 2014 in Vue Weekly’s “Best of Edmonton” and in the Edmonton Journal’s Readers’ Choice Awards 2014.
Matt began performing in 2001 as a high school competitor at Nosebowl (the precursor to Rapid Fire Theatre’s Wildfire Festival for teens). Since joining the Rapid Fire ensemble in 2007, he’s taken on an increasingly active role, serving on the board of directors from 2009-2015, teaching improv classes, and supplying hours of graphic design. Since 2009, Matt has trained 100s of young improvisers as the primary improv instructor for the teen improv classes at the Foote Theatre School at the Citadel Theatre. Click here for Matt’s full bio.
Congratulations Matt, from all of us at Theatre Alberta!