Gideon Arthurs Panellist/From Self-Realization to Leadership
Gideon Arthurs is the CEO of the National Theatre School of Canada. He is currently the President of the Board of La Serre/OFFTA, and a member of the Steering Committee of the Canada Arts Summit. He recently served as a juror for the 2015 Siminovitch Prize for Excellence and Innovation in Theatre. In the past, he served as the General Manager of Tarragon Theatre in Toronto, where he led several important projects to improve their facilities and reengage audiences. He was the Executive Director at the Toronto Fringe Festival during an important period of expansion for the organization. He is Past President of the Small Theatre Administrative Facility (STAF) and the former Vice-President of the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA). He was a member of the Labour Relations Committee at the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT). Mr. Arthurs is the founding Artistic Producer of the independent theatre company Groundwater Productions. Most importantly, he is the father of two amazing children and the husband of a genius playwright.