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Nominees for the Board of Directors

Below are the nominees for the three open Board positions being filled at our 2021 Annual General Meeting. The nominees are listed alphabetically by first name and include a brief paragraph from each nominee as to why they'd like to be on the Board of Directors.

 

Voting will take place over 48 hours between Tuesday, Nov. 23rd (starting at 7:30 pm) and Thursday, Nov. 25th (concluding at 7:30 pm). We encourage you to read these statements and vote in advance of the meeting. There will be no candidate speeches at the meeting. 

 

 

Nominees

Felicity Barons


I love Players! I have done just about every role over the years and I love being a part of the board. I am always open to bringing in more people and finding ways to align our group with new goals. I am excited about the new directions were are taking to make our group more inclusive and diverse and I would love the opportunity to be back on the leadership to see this mission move forward! I feel especially passionate about supporting the LGBTQ2S+ community as over the pandemic I have begun to question how I fit under the rainbow umbrella! As I explore this new side of myself, who better to do it with than my trusted Players fam!




Tom McGee


Hi! For the last eleven years I've worked on theatre all over the country in every capacity, but mostly as a writer/dramaturge/producer. This experience has given me a lot of insight into making audience-centric theatre on any budget and it has been my honour to get to do so with Players with both Avengerdale and Ghostbusters Nine-Nine. I truly believe there is nothing like Players anywhere, and I'd love to be able to help it come back strong after these two remarkably strange years away. Thanks for you consideration and here's to the company's triumphant return!




Peter Higgins


Hi everyone! I'm running for the Board because I feel I have some unfinished business to complete. Specifically, I'd like to focus on two areas: 1. Continue to push forward our efforts to improve Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion within all aspects of Players (via improved recruitment and internal policy/structure), and amongst our wider community (via strategic charitable giving). 2. I'd like to prepare the next generation of Players leadership for their time in charge. This will mean a careful look at how the Board itself operates and delegates tasks, and make changes over the next 2-3 years so that tasks are more decentralized and more easily handed over from one person to the next year after year.




Steph Adams


Since joining the Players family as a cast member in 2016 during The Clueless Dead, I've happily dedicated my personal life to our community and membership. Players is a shining light in my life and I owe all of my most treasured friendships and memories to the experiences it has given me. With the worst of the pandemic (hopefully) in the rearview mirror, I'm determined, now more than ever, to use my experiences and unique perspective as a previous cast member, production team member, and a two-time board member to help Players come back better than ever — Providing our community with an even safer, more inclusive outlet for creative fulfillment. I can't wait to get back to enjoying responsibility with all of you in 2022!





For your reference:

1. The current long-term goal of Players is to continually improve Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion within our company. Please keep this goal in mind when making your selection of whom you think will best be able to help us achieve it as a member of the Board.

 

2 .The current members of the Board are:

 

Megan MacKeigan - Exec

Steven Suepaul - Exec

Andrew Kelly

Dane Bland

Jeff Adams

Michael Henley

 

Matty Burns also continues on as Artistic Director for our 2022 season.