Nominees for the Board of Directors
Below are the nominees for the five (5) open Board positions being filled at our 2022 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 Thursday, Nov. 10th (starting at 7:30 pm) and Saturday, Nov. 12th (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.
Jeff AdamsPlayers continues to become a more and more important part of my life. With each show I am a part of, and each new position I take on, I am constantly growing as a person thanks to the Players Family. My time with the Players Board is far from over. If elected, I would bring my vast knowledge of Players and the many facets of our productions to ensure the quality that people expect from one of our shows. I will utilize my experiences from my time on the Players Board, and the skills I have acquired as a teacher, to make sure everyone feels welcomed, safe, and to be the best Board member that I can be.
Kieran HarrisI am a cast alum of two QPT productions and one Toronto Players show. Anyone who’s been involved with Players would agree to how special and significant the experience is, from the quality of the production to the family bonds formed among cast and crew. Serving on the Board would be an opportunity to give back to a company that has given so much to me and to many. As a full time coach in my own career, I plan to support the existing talent and help foster potential candidates and ideas to keep the future bright for for this significant company.
Leona Placide-WollachI joined the Players community as an actor and I can’t imagine a more fun and creative way to serve my community. Aside from acting, I spend my time as a workshop facilitator with the ability to establish a safe environment that allows for open communication and cooperation. Facilitating has taught me how to be an active listener as well as how to create focus for productivity and fulfilling a desired goal. I will be committed to taking the time needed to effectively serve as a member, to learn and grow along with such an incredibly talented community. - Leona
Lisa KileegI work in communications and marketing, and would bring that to a role on the Board. I can help boost our brand recognition and promote our goals. Think year-round social media and video strategies! My other relevant skills include reliability, collaboration, organization and decision making. New voices are key to growth, and my voice felt welcome as we worked through triumphs and challenges this year. My vision is a progressive and inclusive theatre experience and Players family. In the words of Rick Astley, never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down, never gonna run around and desert you.
Megan MacKeiganHello Players! It has been an absolute pleasure to be involved with Players for many years, in many roles on and off stage, and on the executive. I remain committed to keeping Players fun, relevant and accessible for all, and feel I have contributed a lot to our success in the last few years (guidance, tough calls, formalizing things, jokes and laughs), and continue to have a lot to provide to ensure the sustainability of Players for the next few years. Cheers!
Michael Henley6 shows and counting! I love Players, and I am very grateful to be nominated again. I've had the privilege of working on grants, fundraising opportunities, and successful social media campaigns for various organizations, which I believe can help Players create a more accessible experience for performers and audience alike. My perspective is rooted in my desire to create community through music and theatre, and what better place to do that then with Players! I have learned a lot through my time on the Board thus far, and hope to continue to support the Players community for another term!
Wellesley A. Robertson IIIThis was my first year with Players and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I do admit I was a bit nervous at first as I did not go to Queen's and did not have the Queen's players experience but I think that is precisely why I would be a good fit for the players family. It gave me a unique perspective to enjoy the experience through a fresh outlook and set of eyes. Also being a black performer, I believe I can bring a unique perspective. Thank you for your consideration.
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/returning members of the Board are:
Peter Higgins - Exec
Steven Suepaul - Exec
3. The new Board will be responsible for choosing an Artistic Director for our 2023/24 seasons.