Theatre New Brunswick Announces New Artistic Director

(Fredericton, NB)  Theatre New Brunswick is pleased to announce Thomas Morgan Jones as its new Artistic Director.   An accomplished playwright, dramaturge, instructor, movement coach and theatre director, Jones will officially join the company on February 1, 2015, prior to relocating to the province in April.

“What an honour, a privilege, and a thrill to be invited into this position, both at Theatre New Brunswick and within the Fredericton and New Brunswick community,” said Jones.  “I am grateful to the Board of Governors for their incredible welcome, to outgoing Artistic Producer Caleb Marshall for his brilliant stewardship of the company, and to the staff of TNB for creating a vibrant, passionate, and committed theatre and arts space.

“As we look to the future, my goals are to collaborate with our theatre, the arts community in Fredericton and the province, as well as with companies in the Maritimes and across Canada to fulfill the vision of creating art that inspires, entertains, and challenges.”

Jones holds a B.A. from the University of Guelph, an M.A. from the University of Toronto and has trained with SITI Company in NYC, Madrid and Paris and the Suzuki Company of Toga in Toga, Japan. He was playwright in residence with Shakespeare in Action and Cahoots Theatre, associate artist at Theatre Direct and resident artist/educator with Young Peoples Theatre in Ontario.

“On behalf of the TNB Board of Governors, I would like to welcome Thomas and his wife Josie to Fredericton,” said Doug Forbes, chairman of the TNB Board of Governors.  “The position of Artistic Director at TNB is vital to our continuing success as a theatre company.  Among his many duties, Thomas will provide a vision for TNB with respect to our audience’s enjoyment of live theatre.  He will be working closely with the General Manager, Susan Ready and other directors of the company to bring this vision to life.”

Theatre New Brunswick posted a call for applicants for the position following the departure of Caleb Marshall, who served as Artistic Producer from 2009-2014.  Applications were reviewed by a selection committee comprised of members of the Board of Governors.

“Over two thousand years ago, classical Greek theatre was a way for a society to have a conversation,” said Jones.  “I feel this way about theatre now.  Its relevance, its beauty, and its necessity comes from artists and audiences having a conversation about the world we live in and how we choose to live in it.  I can’t wait to arrive in Fredericton and to begin this conversation with our community.”

For interviews, images or additional information, please contact communications@tnb.nb.ca

 

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