It is with mixed emotion that Catalyst Theatre’s board of directors announces that Eva Cairns will be stepping down as Managing Producer effective July 15, 2017 to assume a position as a Program Officer with the Canada Council in Ottawa.
“Eva has worked tirelessly to support Catalyst’s creation and touring mandate over the past decade. We’re deeply grateful for her commitment to our core artists and her enduring support of the company’s work. She’ll be greatly missed by all of us at Catalyst and by Edmonton’s theatre community. We wish her all the very best as she transitions into her new role in Ottawa and look forward to an exciting new chapter in the life of Catalyst Theatre.”
Janine Andrews, Chair
Eva has been with Catalyst since 2006. During her tenure as Managing Producer, she supported the company’s Artistic Director Jonathan Christenson, Resident Designer Bretta Gerecke, and all the members of Catalyst’s talented artistic teams in the creation of such acclaimed original productions as Frankenstein , Nevermore – The Imaginary Life & Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe, Hunchback, The Soul Collector, Vigilante & Fortune Falls, and helped us share our work with audiences around the world, including engagements in London’s West End, New York’s Broadway district, and at theatres and festivals in Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver, Calgary, Saskatoon, Edmonton and other cities across Canada.
“It’s been an honour to partner with Eva in leading Catalyst through ten years of unprecedented growth – an extraordinary journey full of thrilling highs and some challenging lows, and I can’t imagine having done it with anyone else. I’ll miss her keen intelligence, her uncompromisingly high standards, and her infectious laugh. I’m so excited for her as she embarks on this next great adventure in Ottawa and I wish her all the happiness she so deserves!”
Jonathan Christenson, Artistic Director
Catalyst Theatre’s board of directors will launch a national search for a new Managing Producer in the coming weeks.
For further information or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact:
Janine Andrews at email@example.com | 780.953.5325
Jonathan Christenson at firstname.lastname@example.org | 780.431.1750.