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Toronto: Prime Mover Theatre Company announces a new guest speaker series to begin March 30
Thursday, March 11, 2021
Prime Mover Theatre Company announced today the launch of a guest speakerseries with a twist: Private Conversations/Public Spaces. Founding artistic director Ray Hogg hosts thisintimate conversation series which brings North America’s most intriguing artists into your living room.Guests include Alex Lacamoire of Hamilton fame, NAC- English Theatre Artistic Director JillianKeiley, prominent theatre creator Jackie Maxwell, disability arts advocate Debbie Patterson, and ShawFestival Associate Artistic Director Kimberley Rampersad.
Prime Mover Theatre Company is Canada’s newest not-for-profit, professional theatre companydedicated to the advancement of marginalized artistic voices through advocacy, artist training, andlarge-scale co-production. Founded in June 2020, the imaginative company has been creating a stiracross Canada thanks to its impactful work and national partnerships with Neptune Theatre, The MusicalStage Company, The Rose Theatre, Sheridan College, and more.
Private Conversations/Public Spaces are open to the public and invite listeners to sit in on what aretypically private conversations between arts leaders about the artist's life-cycle, myth-making, creatingaccess, post-pandemic reopening and leadership in the 21st century. This enlightening series beginsMarch 30, 2021 and runs bi-weekly on Zoom through May 26, 2021.
“ I have the pleasure of regular conversation with some of the most inspiring artists and leaders inCanada. These conversations are usually private, usually one-on-one, and always surprisinglyvulnerable. With this series we crack things open and give the general public unprecedented access.” -Ray Hogg, Founder & Artistic Director
As we come upon the one-year anniversary of the COVID-19 shutdown of the theatre, these futurefocused conversations will provide a vital dose of the big-picture thinking and optimism needed toenergize artists and audiences through the first phase of reopening plans in theatres across Canada.
“After a year in which we have suddenly had time to think about what we have done , question why orhow we did it and wonder what comes next, I am thrilled to sit down and sift this through with RayHogg.” - Jackie Maxwell
We will be coming back to a newly imagined theatre - one that is familiar yet different. The PrivateConversations/Public Spaces conversations will illuminate how arts leaders plan for and shape thefuture.
This pay-what-you-will series begins March 30, 2021 and runs bi-weekly on Zoom through May 26,2021. This series is open to the public, but spaces are limited, so early registration on the company’swebsite is recommended.
For more information visit: www.primemovertheatre.com.
ABOUT PRIME MOVER THEATRE COMPANY
Prime Mover Theatre Company is Canada’s newest not-for-profit, professional theatre companydedicated to the advancement of marginalized artistic voices through advocacy, artist training, andlarge-scale co-production.
Founded in June 2020, by award winning theatre director & choreographer Ray Hogg, Prime MoverTheatre Company seeks to redefine equity, inclusion and representation for the world stage bychampioning exceptional artists and their works, developing new live-performance work, andassembling production partners from flagship organizations across the country. In October 2020, thecompany developed its creative artist development program - The Legacy Project (which includesLegacy Fellowship, NoteWorthy, and the RBC Chrysalis project).
Prime Mover Theatre Company is proud of its partnerships with The Musical Stage Company, The RoseTheatre, Theatre Sheridan, University of Toronto, and Neptune Theatre.
Photo: Ray Hogg.