Welcome Mairin Smit as Program Coordinator

Theatre Ontario is thrilled to welcome Mairin Smit as the new Program Coordinator of Theatre Ontario.  Mairin is a passionate arts administrator and theatre director.  With a multi-disciplinary background in theatre and dance, she has a diverse perspective on the arts world and the life of an artist today.

Mairin_Smit“I have a keen interest in arts advocacy and supporting artists and their work,” said Mairin.  “I’m thrilled to continue this with Theatre Ontario as Program Coordinator!”

Mairin has previously worked with Canadian Stage and the Dancer Transition Resource Centre.  Mairin is also the co-founder and Artistic Director of Glasswater Theatre, a Toronto company dedicated to innovative theatre creation and multi-disciplinary work. She freelance directs for other local companies and co-hosts The Wedge, a bi-monthly networking and professional development group for emerging female directors.

Mairin is a graduate of the University College Drama Program at the University of Toronto. She has also participated in several professional development workshops with mentors such as Nancy Palk, Jacquie P.A. Thomas, Jillian Keiley, and Peggy Baker.

“Building on the strong foundation that Tim Chapman developed over the last seven years, I am delighted to welcome Mairin to Theatre Ontario,” said Carol Beauchamp, Executive Director.  “Mairin is really looking forward to delving into her new role, learning the ropes from Tim, and bringing her own special vitality, energy, and collaborative approach to the position.  Please join me in welcoming Mairin!”

Mairin will be starting at Theatre Ontario on August 12, 2013.

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