FIRED FACTORY THEATRE DIRECTOR TO SET UP HIS OWN COMPANY

Nov 27, 2012

By Scott Walker

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Factory Theatre’s former artistic director is planning to start up his own theatre company.

Ken Gass was fired from his post as Factory’s artistic director earlier this year in a despute with the board of directors over the future of the company.

After a campaign to get him reinstated failed, Gass has announced he’s re-launching his Canadian Rep Theatre project. He will produce a series of new Canadian plays. Factory Theatre has the same mandate.

Gass will mount plays by veteran Canadian playwrights such as George F. Walker and Judith Thompson. Both authors pulled plays from the Factory Theatre season when Gass was fired.

Gass first created Canadian Rep Theatre in the mid-1980s. He hopes to make it a permanent company.

 

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