by Debbie Patterson
While we are so thrilled to welcome Rodrigo Beilfuss as our new Artistic Director, it means saying farewell to Michelle Boulet. Michelle has helmed the company for 12 years through thick and thin, outlasting two co-artistic directors (Kevin Klassen and Andrew Cecon) and three general managers (Laura Neufeld, Russell Martin and Matt Moreau). Her tenure in the office has been marked most significantly by our return home to the ruins, where we are so happy to be.
The growth in the company over this time has been outstripped by her own personal growth as an artist. Her time as an assistant director at Bard on the Beach in Vancouver in 2014 as well as her time in the Michael Langham Workshop for Classical Direction at the Stratford Festival have expanded her vision as an artist and her capacity as a director. We are so grateful for all you’ve done for Shakespeare in the Ruins and we wish you all the best in all your future endeavours.