Intern Directors 2014 at the Neil Munro Intern Directors Project at the Shaw Festival

Congratulations to Alistair Newton and Rachel Peake, who were chosen as the two Intern Directors for the 2014 season at the Shaw Festival.

Alistair Newton

Alistair_NewtonAlistair Newton is a Toronto-based playwright, director of theatre and opera, and founding Artistic Director of Ecce Homo Theatre.  Alistair’s work has been seen at the SummerWorks, Rhubarb and Next Stage Festivals, and he recently served as director/ dramaturge for Bella: The Color of Love (Philadelphia Theatre Company/Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts) and writer/director for Of a Monstrous Child (Ecce Homo/Buddies in Bad Times) which received four Dora Mavor Moore Award nominations. Alistair was Apprentice Director for the Ensemble Studio of the Canadian Opera Company during the 2009/10 Season where he directed Pergolesi’s La Serva Padrona, and he recently completed a residency as Apprentice Artistic Director at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre. Alistair is a member of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab and holds a BFA from The University of Victoria.

Rachel Peake

Rachel_PeakeRachel Peake has directed for companies from Newfoundland to Victoria including the Belfry Theatre, Théâtre la Seizième, Alley Theatre, Pacific Opera Victoria, Studio 58, and Solo Collective Theatre, for whom she was the Artistic Director from 2008-2013.  Rachel spent two years as part of an inter-arts collective as resident director of Gros Morne Summer Music and has worked extensively in new play development.  In 2011 Rachel won the Jessie Richardson Award for Outstanding Direction and the Ray Michal Award for Outstanding Body of Work by an Emerging Director.  Upcoming, Rachel will dramaturge and direct the opera Stickboy by Shane Koyczan for the Vancouver Opera.  www.rachelpeake.com/

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