Nathalie Bonjour (Artistic Producer) Nathalie is a performing arts consultant, independent producer and coach. She has worked in leadership positions in the performing arts in Canada for over 20 years. Her extensive experience has brought her from independent companies creating new work to larger organizations. She has produced numerous new theatre and opera works and has toured several productions nationally and internationally. Companies she has worked for include: Saidye Bronfman Centre, MAI (Montreal, Arts Interculturels), Just for Laughs Festival, National Arts Centre, Nightwood Theatre and Queen of Puddings Music Theatre. In the past couple of seasons Nathalie has provided producing, organizational development and strategic planning services to several companies including Theatre Gargantua, DVxT, Theatrefront, b current, Asah Productions, Culchahworks and Theatre Direct. She recently joined bluemouth inc. as the new Artistic Producer. She is also General Manager of Subtle Technologies, a company that brings artists and scientists together.
Nathalie holds a Masters degree from UQAM; her thesis examined theatre as a tool for intercultural communication. She also completed the Schulich School’s Executive Directors’ Institute (MBA program for non-profit leaders).
Board of Directors
Mark Adams. As Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary for AGF Management Limited (a Canadian-based, global investment management firm), Mr. Adams is responsible for all legal, corporate governance and compliance matters in Canada and abroad. His areas of expertise include corporate/commercial, corporate finance & securities, investment funds and financial services. Prior to joining AGF in 2004, he worked in private practice as a securities lawyer with McMillan LLP in Toronto, Canada. Mr. Adams obtained his undergraduate degree (Political Science, 1993) from the University of Western Ontario and his LLB (1998) from Dalhousie Law School. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 2000.
Franco Boni. Franco has led The Theatre Centre as General & Artistic Director since 2003. Franco is a recognized cultural innovator, facilitator and community builder with a demonstrated track record of restoring financial stability and artistic credibility to local arts organizations and festivals for over two decades. He has served as Festival Director of the Rhubarb Festival and Artistic Producer of the SummerWorks Theatre Festival. He is the inaugural recipient of the Ken McDougall Award for emerging directors, was awarded the Rita Davies Cultural Leadership Award, for outstanding leadership in the development of arts and culture in the City of Toronto, and in 2013 he received the George Luscombe Award for Mentorship in Professional Theatre.
Laura Nanni. is a Toronto-based curator, producer and artist. She recently completed her 4th season as Rhubarb Festival Director for Buddies in Bad Times Theatre and is currently serving as Associate Producer for the Luminato Festival. Previously, Laura was Curator of HATCH: emerging performance projects residency and mentorship programme, Artistic Associate of World Stage and Producer of The Culture Congress for Harbourfront Centre. Her performance and installation work has been presented across North America, the UK and Europe.
Stacey Norton. is a Toronto based theatre producer and General Manager for Theatre Smash. Inspired to create a new model for professional development within the arts administration sector, Stacey studied Human Resources at University of Toronto with a focus on leadership, training & development. Stacey is also a graduate of the Queen’s University Drama and English & Literature Programs (BAH). Stacey also works as an Administrator in the Department of Professional Practice at KPMG.
Byron Wong. . is a Toronto and Los Angeles-based producer, musician, director and entrepreneur. He founded Random Media Core Inc, in 1993, a Canadian company dedicated to music, design, marketing, and new media.
Mark Aikman . is a consultant, producer, and generally artsy bon vivant. He is currently the Artistic Producer at Birdtown and Swanville and the Director of Development and Communications at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, where he also sits on the steering committee for the ARTATTACK! live art auction. He has done lots of other things too: stage managed a couple dozen dance and theatre shows, managed a few tours, won a game of DreamPhone after being tricked into performing at The Rhubarb Festival, and wore a giant, sweaty vinyl record costume when he was once again ticket into performing – this time at Summerworks. He spent four years as the resident production/stage manager for The Dietrich Group, and another four years producing and publicizing at Crow’s Theatre. Among the things he’s been least qualified for, but still rocked, include producing a drag queen beauty pageant at the Courtyard Marriott, being a web designer, and spending a brief stint as a kind of archivist at VideoCabaret. He is currently working on a coffee table book, and a collection of artisinal stuffed animals..
Past Interns and Production Assistants
Lisa Karen Cox
Koby Rogers Hall