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THE SCOOP | Banff Centre Taps NAC Theatre Impresario As Managing Director Of Performing Arts

By Michael Vincent on June 20, 2018

Outdoor Shaw Amphitheatre (Photo courtesy the Banff Centre)
Outdoor Shaw Amphitheatre (Photo courtesy the Banff Centre)

The Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity has announced they have hired Nathan Medd, as Managing Director of Performing Arts, effective August 27, 2018.

The role is among the most important at the Banff Centre, and includes the oversight of all educational programs and residencies in Theatre, Dance, Opera, Classical Music, Jazz, and Contemporary Music.

“Banff Centre is an exciting place to support the performing arts for the next phase of my career,” commented Medd. “So many companies I have worked with over the years have created extraordinary works at Banff Centre that have toured Canada and the world. I’m very grateful for the chance to help the artistic faculty and visiting artists to do their very best work, and to help one of Canada’s most enduring arts organizations thrive.”

Medd comes to Banff after spending five years with the National Arts Centre in Ottawa as Managing Director, English Theatre, where we oversaw four seasons of programming. He was also instrumental in developing the Department of Indigenous Theatre at the NAC, which is opening in 2019.

Originally from Vancouver Island, Meed studied theatre at the University of Victoria, and is currently studying at Harvard University in Management. He co-founded the Metro Studio in Victoria, and Vancouver’s Progress Lab 1422 which is home to Neworld Theatre, Boca del Lupo, and Electric Company.

Described as “one of the country’s brightest stars in cultural management”, he has also worked with Intrepid Theatre (producers of the Victoria Fringe Festival, Uno Festival of Solo Performance, and OUTstages Queer Theatre Festival), the Belfry Theatre, and the BC Arts Council, where he served as a program officer for festivals and theatre.

“Nathan has worked with some of the greatest artists and arts administrators in Canada…” said Janice Price, President and CEO of Banff Centre.  “We are so pleased that Nathan is joining the Banff Centre team during this exciting time.”

Medd will be relocating to Banff this summer with his partner Adrienne Wong, an interdisciplinary writer, performer, producer, and director, and their two children.

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Michael Vincent is the Editor-in-chief Ludwig Van and CEO of Museland Media. He publishes regularly and writes occasionally. He has worked as a senior editor for over fifteen years and is a former freelance classical music critic for the Toronto Star. Michael holds a Doctorate in Music from the University of Toronto.
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Michael Vincent is the Editor-in-chief Ludwig Van and CEO of Museland Media. He publishes regularly and writes occasionally. He has worked as a senior editor for over fifteen years and is a former freelance classical music critic for the Toronto Star. Michael holds a Doctorate in Music from the University of Toronto.
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