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Factory Theatre was established in 1970. It was the first professional theatre company in Canada to commit itself exclusively to the production of Canadian plays. Well into the 21st century, Factory continues this tradition, while continuing to develop the talents and careers of a broad range of Canadian theatrical professionals. In the meantime, the Factory Theatre model – a bold new experiment at the time of its inception – has slowly changed the face of Canadian theatre, as theatre companies from coast to coast regularly reach for the work of Canadian playwrights, established and emerging, as part of their seasons’ fare. Factory itself continues to devote itself exclusively to Canadian plays.

The theatre is incorporated as a non-profit organization and currently owns and occupies a heritage building on prime downtown Toronto real estate. There are two theatres: the Mainspace Theatre with a 200-seat capacity and the Studio Theatre with seating for 100. Throughout the year, Factory also serves as a rental venue for the productions of independent theatre companies and festivals.

Role of the Board

The Board is charged with ensuring that Factory Theatre is a thriving, vital theatre company, both in its internal operations and in its external position and profile in the broader community. This means it is responsible for ensuring that Factory is being managed and operated in ways that are healthy and sustainable. Some of the Board’s particular responsibilities include: hiring/evaluating both the Artistic Director and General Manager; approving the annual season’s activities in line with the theatre’s mandate; approving the annual budget and providing financial oversight; participating in strategic planning; and determining and evaluating progress towards the theatre’s long-range strategic plans.

The Board is made up of committed volunteers with a passion for Factory, who bring their skills, knowledge, and experiences to the table for the benefit of the theatre. We encourage all interested individuals to apply, and aim to have a Board that reflects all aspects of the diversity of our communities,

Obligations

Necessary Attributes

Committees of the Board (and Chairs)

Finance and Audit (Noha Yahia)
Nominating/Human Resources (Grazyna Krupa)
Institutional Advancement (Susan Sutton)
Real Estate (Stewart Adams)

Current Board Membership

Chair: Len Racioppo
Vice-chair: Greg Power
Secretary: Ebony Rose
Treasurer: Noha Yahia
Directors: Stewart Adams, Richard Cioci, Grazyna Krupa, Jonathan Odumeru (on leave), Susan Sutton

Senior Staff Leadership

Artistic Director: Nina Lee Aquino
Managing Director: Mark Aikman

How to Apply

Send your professional resume or bio, contact information, and a brief cover letter outlining your interest in joining Factory’s board and the skills you bring to the table to board@factorytheatre.ca. Applications are being accepted through to the fall of 2022 and will be reviewed on a regular basis as they are received.