New West Theatre is thrilled to announce the appointment of Sharon Peat as Artistic Director and Derek Stevenson as General Manager.
The new administrative team has been working diligently on the final two shows of our 2015/2016 season: All Spruced Up and Three Little Pigs, and have begun preparing for an exciting 2016/2017 season.
Derek Stevenson graduated from the University of Lethbridge with a B.A in theatre and a B.Mgt in finance in 2012 and most recently completed his Masters in International Arts Management studying in Dallas, Montreal and Milan. Derek grew up in Lethbridge and has been involved in theatre in Lethbridge as a performer and volunteer for over 10 years. Derek began his career in arts management as the communications coordinator and later as the assistant to the executive director for the Allied Arts Council of Lethbridge.
Sharon Peat has been a director and arts educator in Lethbridge for over thirty years. She directed Shape of a Girl for New West Theatre and has sat on the Board of Directors. In fact, many current New West performers were students in Sharon’s drama classes. At the Provincial High School Drama Festival, her students have received close to forty different honors over the years, from Outstanding Performance to Outstanding Production. At the Adult Drama Festival, her production was recognized with Best Production, Best Director and Best Actor Awards. Dedicated to fine arts development in Lethbridge, she is a strong advocate for the value of live theatre in our community.
About New West Theatre: New West Theatre is a registered Non Profit Society in Alberta and is registered by the Canada Revenue Agency as a charitable organization. We produce five productions annually, and conduct educational theatre programming including Summer Theatre Camps, a year-round Theatre School, and in-school Residencies.
For more information, please contact:
General Manager Derek Stevenson | New West Theatre
403-381-9378 | firstname.lastname@example.org