We are thrilled to welcome Erin Keating as the new Program Coordinator of Theatre Ontario. Erin is an arts administrator and playwright who recently relocated to Toronto from the Maritimes.
“I’ve had a lifelong passion for the arts, none more so than theatre, and made the move to Toronto to become a part of the diverse and robust theatre community this city and province have to offer,” said Erin. “I could not be more thrilled to be welcomed onto the Theatre Ontario team and have the opportunity to facilitate, advocate and support the already thriving theatre industry of this province.”
Passionate about both theatre and music, Erin previously worked as Operations Manager of Theatre New Brunswick, the province’s only English-speaking professional theatre company, and as Music and Marketing Coordinator of Fredericton’s Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival, the biggest music festival on Canada’s east coast. While with Theatre New Brunswick, Erin served as Secretary for PACT’s Regional Theatre Caucus.
As a playwright, Erin’s plays have been produced by the NotaBle Acts Theatre Festival, Saint John Theatre Company, Theatre on the Edge Festival, and TNB New Voices. She also had the opportunity to co-adapt Miracle on 34th Street for Theatre New Brunswick’s Main Stage last Christmas, which will be remounted at Sudbury Theatre Centre, and the Savoy Theatre in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia this Christmas. She has also acted as dramaturge on several scripts, most recently David Adams Richards’ Beaverbrook.
Erin holds a degree in Journalism and Communications from St. Thomas University in Fredericton, NB, and has developed her playwriting by working with, and learning from, such notable playwrights as Mieko Ouchi, Jeffrey Hatcher, and Walter Learning, and through her involvement with the Playwrights Atlantic Resource Centre.
“We are very excited to have Erin join the Theatre Ontario team and add her authentic voice to serving our membership,” said Bruce Pitkin, Executive Director. “Erin brings a discerning perspective and keen insight, which will enrich the vitality of our programs and services for all of our professional and educational supporters. Please join me in welcoming Erin!”
Erin will be starting at Theatre Ontario on September 29, 2014.