DVxT Theatre Company and Theatrefront Merge to Tell a New Story
On July 1st 2013, Theatrefront merged with DVxT Theatre Company. Both companies share a similar aesthetic in terms of style, rehearsal process, production values and core storytelling. Both companies prioritize new work, innovative productions of classics and an ensemble structure. Theatrefront and DVxT have 24 years of combined experience, which includes 20 productions in Toronto, 35 Dora Award Nominations and 16 Dora Awards.
The union allows Theatrefront and DVxT to consolidate resources and begin a new phase of sustained growth. By merging artistic, administrative and financial resources, Theatrefront will be able to produce more work with greater consistency, becoming a more stable presence in Toronto's vibrant entertainment industry.
Theatrefront is proud to welcome Vikki Anderson (former artistic director, DVxT) as its new artistic director, leading the future artistic vision of the newly formed company. Theatrefront's founding artistic director Daryl Cloran will remain closely involved with Theatrefront as an associate artist and ensemble member. Cloran is currently based in Kamloops, BC, where he is artistic director of Western Canada Theatre.
"When Daryl Cloran and I first had the idea to merge DVxT and Theatrefront it seemed so perfect in its simplicity. What could be better than taking two artistically successful companies, eager for growth and stability, and bring all their resources together?" said Anderson. "I am thrilled to be taking over the helm at Theatrefront, bringing my experience and energy to the company and the ensemble."
Theatrefront's exciting plans for the 2013-14 season, includes the Canadian Premiere of "Tribes" by Nina Raine, which will be produced in association with Canadian Stage (Feb 2 to March 2, 2014) and in association with Theatre Aquarius, in Hamilton (May 7 to 24, 2014). "Tribes" will be directed by Daryl Cloran and star Theatrefront ensemble members Patricia Fagan, Holly Lewis and Dylan Trowbridge, as well as Soulpepper ensemble members Nancy Palk and Joe Zeigler.
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