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18.19 annual report

season sponsor

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MISSION STATEMENT

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CO-CHAIRS’ REPORT

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ARTISTIC AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS’ REPORT

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THE 18.19 SEASON

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TRANSFORMATION CAMPAIGN

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FUN FACTS

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PARTNERSHIPS

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ARTISTIC IMPACT

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EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY OUTREACH

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THE MATCH II

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EVENTS AND AUDIENCE ENGAGEMENT

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STRATEGIC PLANNING

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OUR DONORS

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FINANCIAL INFORMATION

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CAST & CREATIVE

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STAFF

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table of contents

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Tiffany Tregarthen Cover photo: Michael Slobodian

Akram Khan Photo: Jean Louis Fernandez


welcome In the following pages you will read about the tremendous artistic and financial success achieved by Canadian Stage during the 18.19 season made possible with the commitment of many generous generous catalysts, donors, investors and sponsors.

CATALYSTS

MAJOR SPONSORS Season Sponsor

Marilyn Baillie, C.M. & Charles Baillie, O.C. Sandra Simpson

MAJOR DONORS

Berkeley Street Companies-In-Residence

Emerging Artists Sponsor

Education and Community Sponsor

Dance Programming Supporter

Educator Outreach Program Sponsor

Official Hotel

Alexandra Baillie David W. Binet Susan Crocker, C.M. & John Hunkin John & Nancy Embry Ron Lalonde & Jane Humphreys Shawn McReynolds & Elaine Kierans Trina McQueen, O.C. Maureen & Roger Parkinson Sylvia Soyka The Henry White Kinnear Foundation The William and Nona Heaslip Foundation

Media Sponsors

Anonymous (1)

GOVERNMENT INVESTMENT CITY BUILDERS – PRINCIPAL SPONSORS

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“Glittering…Wondrous…Raw emotional force.”

Robert Lepage Photo: Erick Labbé

The New York Times, 887

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Canadian Stage’s mission is to be the leading contemporary performing arts organization in the country. A collision of disciplines and cultures, Canadian Stage reflects the dynamism and complexity of Canada and is a vital artistic force locally, nationally and internationally. canadianstage.com

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CO-CHAIRS’ REPORT Alexandra Baillie and Tony Baylis The 18.19 season at Canadian Stage was one of great transition and remarkable achievement. First and foremost, we welcomed a dynamic and inspiring new leadership team. Award-winning director Brendan Healy joined as Artistic Director in August 2018, and seasoned arts executive Monica Esteves began as Executive Director in December. Together, they see an adventurous and impactful future for the company and have already taken great strides towards achieving that vision, including:

11. Building an exceptional and committed senior management team;

22. Executing a successful season of awe-inspiring and collaborative art;

33. Developing a multi-year strategic plan with support from world-renowned arts consultant Michael Kaiser;

44. Announcing a bold and thought-provoking 19.20 season — Brendan’s first at Canadian Stage—that reflects today’s challenges, while inspiring hope and joy;

55. Raising a game-changing $2.8 million fund with 100% board participation to support transformational initiatives; and,

66. Reducing the company’s long-standing deficit by half,

bringing it below $1 million for the first time since 2006, and instituting a clear plan for deficit elimination .

The tremendous efforts of the leadership and staff of Canadian Stage, the board’s dedication, our Transformation Campaign donors and our deeply committed family of supporters achieved these remarkable accomplishments. We’d like to thank all of you for your belief in Canadian Stage. We’d also like to thank Matthew Jocelyn and Sherrie Johnson for the artistic foundation they established during their tenure and upon which we are building the company’s future.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS CO-CHAIRS Alexandra Baillie Tony Baylis

DIRECTORS Sara Angel Adam Burke Huw Evans Councillor Paula Fletcher Elaine Kierans Peter Lyman Trina McQueen, O.C. John Montesano Joanne Niblock Penny Partridge Vanessa Pfaff Sanjiv Purba Avery Swartz Irene Zaguskin

We speak for the whole board when we say we are awed and invigorated by the new team, the vision they have defined for the company and the strength of their execution. We are excited for what lies ahead. As Co-Chairs, we experience Canadian Stage as a place for exploration, curiosity and reflection. It has opened our minds, connected us with our humanity and invited us into conversation. These conversations, whether internal or external, are what give us hope, as we believe they are catalysts for more engaged, vibrant and resilient communities. We are grateful to have served the company during this remarkable time in its history.

Alexandra Baillie co-chair

Tony Baylis co-chair canadianstage.com

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Photo: Alejandro Santiago

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ARTISTIC AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS’ REPORT Brendan Healy and Monica Esteves The 18.19 season was a powerful assertion of the prominent role Canadian Stage plays within Canada’s cultural ecology. In this annual report, we invite you to re-experience the wide variety of rousing 18.19 season presentations so creatively provided by initiators and makers of unique theatrical works of art. Following the world-wide success of Betroffenheit, we were very proud to support Canada’s Crystal Pite and Jonathan Young in the creation and sold-out presentation of their latest collaboration, Revisor. We were also thrilled to support the premiere of Toronto’s own Peggy Baker in her choreographic debut for a large stage in who we are in the dark. The season included numerous exciting partnerships and collaborations allowing us to bring some of our country’s brightest creators to Canadian Stage: Robert Lepage; Kim Collier; Chris Abraham; Ravi Jain; Sandra Laronde; and Eda Holmes. Among our international highlights was Akram Khan’s Olivier Award-winning Xenos. This production marked Akram’s first collaboration with Toronto writer Jordan Tannahill whom Akram met when he was with Canadian Stage in 2016. Incidentally, Jordan won a 2018 Governor General’s Award for his Canadian Stage plays Botticelli in the Fire and Sundays in Sodom. It was immensely gratifying to see the season program recognized with critical acclaim and awards. Hofesh Shechter’s gutting Grand Finale won the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Touring Production and Every Brilliant Thing was nominated for Outstanding Direction in Brendan’s directorial debut with the company. Parallel to these exceptional artistic wonders, our season also resulted in financial and organizational success. The $2.8 million Transformation Campaign enabled us to jump-start the next chapter of Canadian Stage’s future with strategic investments and expanded programming while cutting the long-held accumulated deficit in half. We could not have done this without the leadership support of our catalyst donors, Marilyn & Charles Baillie and Sandra Simpson, to whom we are tremendously grateful. An exceptionally large village has made this magic happen. For their tireless work and steadfast commitment to our organization, Canadian Stage expresses heartfelt thanks to the hundreds of artists, staff, board members, volunteers, donors and audiences. Together, our efforts will ensure that Canadian Stage is a vital, artistic force locally, nationally and internationally.

Brendan Healy Artistic Director

Monica Esteves Executive Director canadianstage.com

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HIGH PARK AMPHITHEATRE

Romeo and Juliet & A Midsummer Night’s Dream Shakespeare in High Park JUNE 28 – SEPTEMBER 2

prince hamlet

Prince Hamlet By William Shakespeare Adapted and directed by Ravi Jain FEBRUARY 6 – 24

Unsafe Created by Sook-Yin Lee and Zack Russell MARCH 12 – 31

MARILYN & CHARLES BAILLIE THEATRE (formerly Berkeley Street Downstairs Theatre)

The Children

Bigre

By Lucy Kirkwood Directed by Eda Holmes

Co-written and created by Pierre Guillois, Agathe L’Hullier and Olivier Martin Salvan Directed by Pierre Guillois

SEPTEMBER 25 – OCTOBER 1

APRIL 11 – 28

Trace Conceived and directed by Sandra Laronde OCTOBER 30 – NOVEMBER 11 WINNER: 2019 Dora Mavor Moore Awards for Outstanding Choreography and Outstanding Sound & Design Composition

Every Brilliant Thing By Duncan MacMillan Directed by Brendan Healy NOVEMBER 27 – DECEMBER 16 NOMINATED: 2019 Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Direction

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Development supporter: Penny and Robert Richards and an anonymous donor

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BLUMA APPEL THEATRE

Xenos Directed, choreographed and performed by Akram Khan Written by Jordan Tannahill OCTOBER 18 – 21 Dance programming supporter: Hal Jackman Foundation WINNER: 2019 Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dance, Akram Khan

Christine Horne Photo: Bronwen Sharp

i swallowed a moon made of iron

Njo Kong Kie Photo: Dahlia Katz

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trace

Grand Finale

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Choreography, direction and original music by Hofesh Schechter

MAY 3 – 12

NOVEMBER 14 – 18

Generous supporter: Sylvia Soyka

Dance programming supporter: Hal Jackman Foundation WINNER: 2019 Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Touring Production

Tartuffe By Molière Translated by Ranjit Bolt Directed by Chris Abraham JANUARY 13 – 27 Generous supporters: Laura Dinner and Richard Rooney

who we are in the dark Concept, choreographic composition and direction by Peggy Baker Composition and live music by Jeremy Gara and Sarah Neufeld FEBRUARY 21 – 24 Dance programming supporter: Hal Jackman Foundation

Revisor

Photo: David Hou

Photo: Rahi Rezvani

grand finale

Ex Machina and Robert Lepage

The Full Light of Day Writer and co-Creator Daniel Brooks Director and co-Creator Kim Collier JUNE 17 - 13

BERKELEY UPSTAIRS THEATRE

I Swallowed A Moon Made of Iron Created by Njo Kong Kie Set to the poetry of Xu Lizhi MAY 16 – 26

By Heart Written and performed by Tiago Rodrigues MAY 30 – JUNE 2

Created by Crystal Pite and Jonathan Young MARCH 7 -16 Dance programming supporter: Hal Jackman Foundation with generous support from anonymous donors

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transformation campaign In the fall of 2018, Canadian Stage board and staff launched the Transformation Campaign and, in a few short months, successfully raised a remarkable $2.8 million from 25 individuals. These generous gifts will fund strategic artistic and organizational investments throughout the next three seasons, including innovative artistic program development, increased organization and human resources, bestin-field consultancy with such experts as Michael M. Kaiser, and catalyst contributions to accumulated debt retirement by 2021. In addition to confirming 100% board participation in this initiative, Canadian Stage is honoured by the generosity and encouragement shown by the campaign’s lead donors which include two $1 million gifts from Marilyn & Charles Baillie and Sandra Simpson. To celebrate, Canadian Stage announced the renaming of the Berkeley Street Downstairs Theatre to the Marilyn & Charles Baillie Theatre in recognition of the Baillie family’s catalyst

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gift to the company, and well as the family’s legacy as philanthropists and supporters of arts organizations, artists and essential organizations across Toronto and Canada. Sandra’s gift was made in recognition of the innovative artistic program at Canadian Stage. Her gift helps sustain the vision and commitment to contextualizing the work of Canadian contemporary artists in an international conversation. Sandra has been an integral contributor to the culture of the contemporary arts in Canada as an art dealer, collector and philanthropist. Canadian Stage is deeply moved that Sandra has chosen to support the present and future vitality of this city’s leading contemporary performing arts organization with her generous gift.


CATALYSTS Marilyn Baillie, C.M. & Charles Baillie, O.C. Sandra Simpson

SUPPORTERS Sara Angel

John Montesano

Alexandra Baillie

Joanne Niblock & John Ozikizler

Tony Baylis

Maureen & Roger Parkinson

David W. Binet

Penny Partridge

Adam Burke

Vanessa Pfaff

Susan Crocker, C.M. & John Hunkin

Sanjiv Purba

Huw Evans

Sylvia Soyka

Brendan Healy

Avery Swartz

Elaine Kierans

Irene Zaguskin

Ron Lalonde & Jane Humphreys

Anonymous (1)

Peter Lyman Trina McQueen, O.C.

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fun facts 176

NUMBER OF VOLUNTEERS

257

NUMBER OF PERFORMANCES

80,510

TOTAL ATTENDEES

NUMBER OF CONTRACTED ARTISTS

NUMBER OF COUNTRIES REPRESENTED

HOURS SPENT BUILDING THE STAGE AT HIGH PARK

INSTITUTIONS ENGAGED IN EDUCATION PROGRAMS

NUMBER OF RABBITS IN BIGRE

329 11

CANADA, CHINA, ENGLAND, FINLAND, ISRAEL, FRANCE, PORTUGAL, SCOTLAND, SWEDEN, TAIWAN, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

1,350 60 6

4 1 2

WORLD PREMIÈRES

NUMBER OF PREMIÈRES

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NORTH AMERICAN PREMIÈRE CANADIAN PREMIÈRES

Jonathan Pinto-Rocha, Pierre Guillois Photo: Fabienne Rappeneau


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Sook-Yin Lee Photo: Dahlia Katz

partnerships Collaborating with companies both nationally and internationally allowed Canadian Stage to bring some of the most innovative artists from around the world to have a dialogue with artists here at home, making the company a nexus point for contemporary conversation in the performing arts. We are proud to work as partners and collaborators with companies from North America, Europe and Asia.

Akram Khan Company, London, UK

Luminato, Toronto, ON

CanDance Network Creation Fund

Music Picnic, Toronto, ON

Centaur Theatre, Montreal, QC

Point of View Art, Macao, China

Compagnie Le Fils du Grand Réseau, Brest, France

National Arts Centre, Ottawa, ON

Crow’s Theatre, Toronto, ON Dance Victoria, Victoria, BC DanceHouse, Vancouver, BC Danse Danse, Montreal, QC David Versus Goliath Productions, Toronto, ON Electric Company Theatre, Vancouver, BC Ex Machina, Quebec City, QC Fall for Dance North, Toronto, ON

Peggy Baker Dance Projects, Toronto, ON Red Sky Performance, Toronto, ON Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London, UK Stratford Festival, Stratford, ON Teatro Nacional D. Maria II, Lisbon, Portugal The Banff Centre, Banff, AB Théâtre de la Ville, Paris, France Théâtre Français de Toronto, Toronto, ON Why Not Theatre, Toronto, ON

Groundling Theatre Company, Toronto, ON Hofesh Shechter Company, London, UK Kidd Pivot, Vancouver, BC

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RBC EMERGING ARTIST PROJECT

With the generous support of the RBC Foundation, Canadian Stage provides professional development opportunities for artistic innovators through residencies, mentorship and networking occasions. The RBC Emerging Artist Project gives our city’s up-and-coming theatre artists the space, time and resources they need to expand their artistry and realize their vision. 18.19 Season Artists: Aida Keykaii and Mohamad Yaghoubi of Nowadays Theatre, Tawiah Ben M’Carthy and Alyssa Martin.

“ My goal was to develop a full draft of my play Our Daughters. My experience as a playwright prior had been writing and performing solo plays and within collectives. As part of the RBC Emerging Artist Project I wanted to evolve my playwrighting skills, with a new multi-character play. The program offered me the opportunity to explore and investigate my individual process of creation. I am grateful to RBC Foundation for supporting this program, and to Canadian Stage for affording me the time, space and resource to workshop a draft of Our Daughters with a dramaturg and actors. A reading was presented to a select audience at Canadian

Stage in April of 2019. Tawiah Ben M’Carthy

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Akosua Amo-Adem, Tawiah Ben M’Carthy Photo: Nathan Kelly

artistic impact


BERKELEY STREET COMPANIES-INRESIDENCE

“As a Company-in-Residence at Canadian Stage for three extraordinary years, we have honed our creativity and catapulted our voice to new heights. We are very grateful for the support of Canadian Stage who has helped us to make our mark while elevating Indigenous

arts in this country.

Sandra Laronde, Artistic & Executive Director, Red Sky Performance

Through TD’s The Ready Commitment program, Canadian Stage offers mentorship and shares its resources with resident companies, including a rehearsal studio, technical expertise and office space. The Berkeley Street Companies-In-Residence are a catalyst for new creation, and this program helps them to build capacity and generate income. Red Sky Performance’s work in Trace was a new production that explored Indigenous connections to ancestral origins, inspired by Anishinaabe cosmology. Why Not Theatre’s production of Prince Hamlet was bilingual, told simultaneously in English and American Sign Language. And Music Picnic’s I Swallowed a Moon Made of Iron contained Chinese poems set to music, sung entirely in Mandarin.

ARTISTS IN THE NEWS Crystal Pite’s Betroffenheit was named the #1 Dance Show of the 21st century by the Guardian.

Akram Khan won the 2019 Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dance for his performance in Xenos

Njo Kong Kie’s I Swallowed A Moon Made of Iron presented at TPAM (Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama) in 2020

Peggy Baker’s who we are in the dark presented at Festival Internacional Cervantino in Guanajuato, Mexico in October 2019

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education and community outreach Whether it’s enhancing the experience of what is seen on our stages with engaging pre- and post-show conversations with artistic creators and thought leaders, backstage tours or providing discounted tickets to school groups, education is a vital part of our programming.

• More than 2,600 students attended performances with discounted tickets • Over 770 educators attended free previews • Nearly 500 educators participated in Educator Workshops • For the second consecutive year, the Canadian Stage Young Artist Package provided discounted performance tickets and dinner for passionate high school theatre students whose schools lack the resources

• Canadian Stage became an official Education Partner with the Toronto District School Board

• Through our collaboration with York University, Canadian Stage offered MFA candidates Liza Balkan and Severn Thompson the opportunity to direct Much Ado About Nothing and Measure for Measure respectively at Shakespeare in High Park

“Canadian Stage pushes the boundaries of performance and art and moves audiences into the creative place where new connections are forged. The work is relevant, critical and life changing. I am so grateful that as an educator, I have access

to this work through the educator preview program.

Kelly Beaulieu, Arts Head, Richview Collegiate Institute

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“ Over the course of our partnership, working

THE AMY PROJECT

with Canadian Stage has become core to AMY’s

Canadian Stage continues its years of partnership with The AMY Project, an organization that offers free performing arts training programs serving young women and non-binary youth, providing rehearsal space, technical support and funding, as well as acting as a venue producing partner on The AMY Project spring production.

activities. Over 80 participants have performed at the rehearsal hall to over 800 audience members over the course of six years. The time at Canadian Stage is a crucial moment for participants as they experience professional, technical rehearsals and gain the confidence to perform their original work in front of audiences for the first time ever. We are grateful for this partnership and the continued curiosity from Canadian Stage about how to keep

going deeper.

Rachel Penny, General Manager, The AMY Project

“It has been an honour to work with Canadian Stage last season. We are proud to renew this experience and invite another group of Esplanadians into the creative world of our

neighbours at Canadian Stage.

Isorine Marc, Founder and Director, Jamii

JAMII An artistic organization that actively engages people from all walks of life in the Esplanade community and beyond, Canadian Stage invited 10 members from JAMII to join a community advisory group that attended performances to become more familiar with our work.

“ It is always fascinating to see how young performers are addressing some of the most challenging issues of our times. This was very evident when the crew from Territorial Tales opened our 10th Anniversary Gala celebration. With power, subtlety and a strong

TERRITORIAL TALES

connection to each other and the audience, this crew

set the evening ablaze.

Canadian Stage provided five young Charles C. Smith, Executive Director, performers for The Gathering produced by Cultural Pluralism in the Arts Movement Ontario Cultural Pluralism in the Arts Movement Ontario. The actors performed a selection from Canadian Stage’s Territorial Tales show, a creative launching pad for young storytellers (ages 14-21) EDUCATOR to share their experiences of displacement, migration and OUTREACH settlement. Territorial Tales was performed before Shakespeare PROGRAM in High Park for over 13,000 people. Augmenting this, Territorial Tales was also featured at The Institute for Canadian Citizenship Community Ceremony, The NIA Centre’s Blowout Fest, SoFAR at Berkeley Street concert and the Premier’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts Council announcement.

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THE MATCH II WAS A KNOCK-OUT Brendan Healy and Marilyn Baillie

Alexandra Baillie and Hedvig Alexander

On April 17, Canadian Stage and Soulpepper went headto-head in a riveting trivia match testing each company’s knowledge of theatre and each other’s programming. Held at the Four Seasons Hotel Toronto, guests enjoyed a sumptuous meal and were treated to three rounds of entertaining questions in this spell-binding showdown. Event chair Sandra Simpson and the team at The Locksley Project delivered a spectacular evening of riotous laughter and enthusiastic cheering for the Canadian Stage team (Artistic Director, Brendan Healy and artists Carly Street and David Storch) and the Soulpepper contingent (Artistic Director, Wenyi Mengesha and artists Guillermo Verdecchia and Gregory Prest). The evening was exuberantly hosted by Rick Miller.

Canadian Stage and Soulpepper teams

Over $375,000 was raised in net revenue to support Canadian Stage’s programming, and education and outreach activities. Canadian Stage is grateful to Soulpepper for their great sportsmanship, to Presenting Sponsor BMO Financial Group and to our hard-working table-selling committee.

TAB LE -S E LLI N G CO M M IT TE E Sandra Simpson (Chair) Elaine Kierans, Sylvia Soyka, Vanessa Morgan

Alexandra Baillie

Tom Milroy

David W. Binet

Drew Sinclair

Presenting Sponsor

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Media Sponsor


EVENTS AND AUDIENCE ENGAGEMENT

business/arts event

open rehearsals

talkbacks and panels

opening nights

Kristen Thomson Photo: Dahlia Katz

Throughout the season, Canadian Stage created many opportunities to connect with different stakeholder groups beyond the stage. These included donor receptions, open rehearsals, lectures, talks and other activities.

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strategic planning When the leadership at Canadian Stage determined the need for a strategic plan to chart its course over the next four years, it looked to internationally recognized expert in arts management, Michael M. Kaiser to consult. Kaiser has revived numerous major arts organizations, and has advised hundreds of companies worldwide, including London’s Royal Opera House, the American Ballet Theater and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. He also served as the President of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts from January 2001 through August 2014. Having published eight highly acclaimed books about arts management, Kaiser advocates the importance of keeping the art central to the organization’s mission. Furthermore, he coaches organizations on how institutional and programmatic marketing can attract and grow engagement and support, ultimately drawing greater resources to re-invest in the artistic programming. This knowledge and experience made Michael Kaiser the ideal consultant to guide Canadian Stage through its strategic planning process, which focuses on setting the stage for the future.

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CO R E VALU E S

creativity

inclusivity

Out of the strategic planning process, Canadian Stage identified the following core values to serve as guiding pillars for its programming and operations:

We inspire, cultivate and advocate for the creativity that is inherent in all people.

We are inclusive in all aspects of our organization.

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empathy We are a space for people to develop their understanding of themselves and others.

excellence We deliver exceptional experiences to our artists, audiences, donors, staff members and volunteers.

collaboration We encourage partnerships and exchange between artists, communities, art disciplines, sectors and organizations.

community We take responsibility for how we contribute socially, economically, and educationally to our communities and we hold ourselves accountable to them.


“ Whenever you bring in a new artistic leader at an important organization, it’s a time to reflect on how are you going to move forward? What does the new artistic director want to say and do?”

Michael M. Kaiser, quoted from The Toronto Star, January 30, 2019.

A centreline through this last year has been rigorous strategic planning. We are thrilled to report that in January 2020—exactly one year since planning kicked off—we will be sharing the output of this work with our stakeholders.

The plan is a product of input from over two hundred direct stakeholders. We thank the many past and present artists, supporters, government officials, staff, board members, volunteers and community members who participated in the process and, in doing so, provided the internal and external introspection that has informed our plans with authenticity and vital context.

The Strategic Plan charts a long-range horizon for Canadian Stage. It provides a roadmap to guide the organization to a thrilling destination, as well as key goalposts to track our progress and objectives along the way. We are looking forward to sharing this energizing work.

It provides a roadmap to guide the organization to a thrilling destination

JAN DEC

2020 Public Launch of Strategic Plan

NOV OCT SEP

Unanimous Board of Directors approval and endorsement

AUG JUL JUN MAY

Implementation Plan and Financial Plan Strategic Plan Development Vision, Mission and Strategic Focus

APR MAR FEB JAN

Internal and External Analysis

2019

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our donors Our Major Donors are celebrated on page 4

AN N UAL DO N O RS The art you see presented on our four stages and the works we have in development would not be possible without the generous support of many annual donors. Canadian Stage is grateful to the many individuals and organizations who support our operating activities.

DIRECTOR $10,000-$24,999 Sara Angel & Dr. Michael Angel The William R. and Shirley Beatty Charitable Foundation Adam Burke Laura Dinner & Richard Rooney Margaret & Jim Fleck Sheila Goldman Sandra & Jim Pitblado, C.M. Timothy & Frances Price Jim Riley & Nicole Sigouin Gretchen & Don Ross, O.C. Eli & Philip Taylor Julie, Peter & James in memory of John David Wood

INNOVATOR $5,000-$9,999 Huw Evans Brendan Healy Kathy Inch & Steve Simpson Kingfisher Foundation Peter Lyman & Judith Moses Sheena Macdonald & Phil Schmitt John Montesano Rob & Penny Richards Avery Swartz

VISIONARY $2,000-$4,999 Rick Archbold & Rick Feldman Cathy Bateman Tony Baylis & Jacqueline Kirk Murray & Ellen Blankstein Gary Bryck & RenĂŠe Barrette Jennifer Bratty Margaret Craw & Trevor Lloyd Desiree Chan & Richard Trevisan

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Dr. Roy Eappen Steven Endicott Robert & Julia Foster Margaret Genovese Linda Glover Robert Henderson & Diana Burke Ken Hugessen & Jennifer Connolly David Lynch & Melanie Carino Gail MacNaughton & in Memory of John MacNaughton Ronan McGrath & Sarah Perry Ian & Patti Milne David Nichols Elisa Nuyten & David Dime Perry Orestes & Tim Giguere Penny Partridge Vanessa Pfaff Otto & Marie Pick Charitable Foundation Len & Vivian Racioppo Gabrielle M. R. Richards In Memory of John & Norma Rogers Lena & Greg Sarkissian Lom & Michael Schelew Greg Sharp Jason Silzer Dennis & Denny Starritt T.J. Tasker Doug & Gail Todgham Antoinette Tummillo & John Carter Carole Winberg

FOUNDATIONS The Catherine & Michael Meighen Foundation Hal Jackman Foundation High Park - Grenadier Group Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation The Joan and Clifford Hatch Foundation Judith Teller Foundation Patrick & Barbara Keenan Foundation Pilkington-Henniger Charitable Foundation

CIT Y B U I LD E R S The City Builders program was conceived to foster conversation about the role of the arts and culture in the ongoing evolution of our city. Members of the building and corporate communities came together for both dialogue and performance experiences presented by Canadian Stage and supported the organization philanthropically in the 18.19 season.


PRINCIPALS

$100,000-$249,999

Castlepoint Numa Selkirk Investments SvN Architects and Planners Inc.

A&E Television  David G. P. Allan & Cynthia A. Young  Alliance Atlantis Communications Inc.  AT&T Canada  Cathy Bateman  David W. Binet  Jill E. Black & Barry Allan  Susan & Hans Brenninkmeyer The Brian Linehan Charitable Foundation  Canada Life M. Joan Chalmers C.C., O.Ont and Barbara Amesbury  Peter & Frances Chiddy  Mark & Ann Curry  Deloitte Foundation Margaret & Jim Fleck  GE Canada  Peter & Dianne Gillin  Gluskin Sheff & Associates Inc.  Barbara Hackett & John Tory  Hewlett Packard Canada  HSBC Bank Canada  Intact Insurance Company  Edward & Ann Kerwin  KPMG Canada  Adrian Lang & Ash Taylor  Don & Marjorie Lenz  John & Kay McKellar  Gail MacNaughton & in Memory of John MacNaughton Molson Coors Brewing Company  Emmanuel Pressman  PwC Canada  Penny & Robert Richards  Jim Riley & Nicole Sigouin  Edward S. Rogers  Rogers Communications  Ellen & Brian Rose  Schuyler Bankes and Family  The Estate of Stanley Shaw  TC Energy Tridel Chip & Barbara Vallis  Arlene & Michael Willis Anonymous (3) 

ASSOCIATES Boszko & Verity Inc. Hugh Clark CORE Architects LRI Engineering Inc. Moriyama & Teshima Architects ONE Properties RAW Design Robin Simpson-McKay TAS Design

LI F E TI M E G IVI N G Canadian Stage wishes to acknowledge the generous contributions from individuals and corporations whose lifetime financial contributions have exceeded $100,000.

ABOVE $2,000,000 Bram & Bluma Appel The Bluma Appel Community Trust BMO Financial Group TD Bank Group

$1,000,000-$1,999,999 Marilyn Baillie, C.M. & Charles Baillie, O.C. CIBC Sandra Simpson

$500,000-$999,999 BMO Harris Private Banking Susan Crocker, C.M. & John Hunkin Imperial Oil Foundation Ron Lalonde & Jane Humphreys William MacKinnon Manulife Financial Maureen & Roger Parkinson RBC Foundation Scotiabank St. Joseph Communications Anonymous (1)

$250,000-$499,999 John & Nancy Embry Hal Jackman Foundation The Henry White Kinnear Foundation Laidlaw Foundation Loblaw Companies Limited Metcalf Foundation Jack & Judith Rose Sun Life Financial Anonymous (1)

LEGACY G IVI N G We are grateful to the following individuals who have very thoughtfully and generously remembered Canadian Stage in their estates. The Estate of The Estate of The Estate of Larry Lubin The Estate of

Bluma Appel Kenneth C. Dawe John Gordon Hunter Stanley Shaw

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financial information CO N D E N S E D BAL AN CE S H E E T 2019

as at June 30, 2019

2018

ASSETS CURRENT Cash Accounts receivable Prepaid expenses Preproduction assets

Capital assets, net TOTAL ASSETS

$

21,211

$

17,490

236,542

293,962

18,920

16,789

354,221

156,782

630,894

650,891

422,818

156,782

1,053,712

807,673

LIABILITIES CURRENT Bank indebtedness

202,615

341,129

Accounts payable & accrued liabilities

614,142

700,610

Deferred revenues: Subscriptions

530,719

836,008

Grants

80,000

537,622

Development and other

313,275

10,957

1,740,751

2,426,326

141,987

27,511

1,882,738

2,453,837

DEFERRED CAPITAL CONTRIBUTIONS TOTAL LIABILITIES

NET ASSETS (DEFICIT) Ontario Arts Foundation Endowment fund, market value $1,834,210 at June 30, 2019

INTERNALLY RESTRICTED Facility Fund

16,300

Martin Bragg Fund

53,932

53,932

(899,258)

(1,700,096)

(829,026)

(1,646,164)

(1,053,712)

(807,673)

UNRESTRICTED

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND DEFICIT

Full audited financial statements are available upon request

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CO N D E N S E D STATE M E NT O F O P E R ATI O N S AN D D E FI CIT 2019

for the Year Ending June 30, 2019

2018

REVENUE $

Earned revenue

2,871,623

$

2,925,283

Development revenue

3,150,968

2,061,780

Government grants

2,398,274

2,203,241

8,420,865

7,190,304

TOTAL REVENUE

EXPENSES 4,056,560

3,895,760

Marketing

1,220,347

1,129,755

Theatre operations

1,015,097

979,719

Artistic and Production

Administration

794,499

677,215

Development

517,224

505,676

7,603,727

7,188,125

817,138

2,179

(1,646,164)

(1,648,343)

(829,026)

(1,646,164)

TOTAL EXPENSES

EXCESS OF REVENUE OVER EXPENSE DEFICIT - BEGINNING OF YEAR DEFICIT - END OF YEAR

Percentage of revenue and expense by source

REVENUE

29%

j Earned

2,871,623

j Development

3,150,968

j Grants

2,398,274

TOTAL REVENUE

$

8,420,865

34%

37%

E XP E N S E S j Artistic and production

4,056,560

j Marketing

1,220,347

j Theatre operations

1,015,097

j Development

517,224

j Administration

794,499

TOTAL EXPENSES

$

11% 7%

53%

13%

16%

7,603,727

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MANAGEMENT TEAM Artistic Director

Brendan Healy Executive Director

Monica Esteves Director of Finance and Administration

Susan Bower Director of Development

Steven Endicott Director of Production

Content Marketing Manager

Nathan Kelly Marketing Manager

Denais Peluch Senior Sales Specialist

Michael Crumpton Audience Development and Enrichment Manager

Scott Leaver Patron Systems Administrator

Amar Bajracharya

Elissa Horscroft

Audience Services Manager

Director of Marketing and Communications

Assistant Audience Services Manager

T.J. Tasker

ARTISTIC Producer

Lynanne Sparrow Associate Artistic Director

Mel Hague Company Manager

Beth Wong Metcalf Foundation Artistic Director Intern

Tawiah Ben M’Carthy Dramaturgy Assistant

Sina Gilani

Andrew Markowiak Jeremy Loughton Audience Services Coordinator

Kamini Murthy-Korteweg Audience Services Representatives

Gunes Agduk Reilly Ballantyne-Smith Faisal Butt Peter Genoway Alex Jackson Rachel Lampreia Lucy McPhee Sienna Singh Amy Swift Front of House Manager

Robin Gaunt and Aws Waham Front of House Supervisor

FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION

Amanda Clarke

Controller

Bartenders

Sandra Cesario Payroll Administrator

Sunitha Rai

Nicola Atkinson Emily Kahle Bri Proke

Accounts Payable Coordinator

PRODUCTION

Pathma Mahadeva

Production Manager

Intermediate Accountant

Heather Landon

Kari Seppen

Technical Director

Senior Manager, IT Services

Tristan Goethel

Brian Parsons

Assistant Technical Director

DEVELOPMENT Associate Director, Philanthropy and Donor Engagement

Desiree Chan Manager, Individual Giving

Anja Zeljkovic Manager, Government Relations and Foundations

Aidan Ware Head of Properties

Mary Spyrakis Prop Builder

Monica Lee Head of Wardrobe

Ming Wong Cutter

Chris Faulkner

Marlee Bygate

Manager, Special Events

Production Assistant

Mark-ChĂŠ Devonish

Colleen Daly

Development Coordinator

Building Operations Manager

Ashley Mitrakos

Peter Velocci Senior Head Technician

MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS

Sally Roberts

Associate Director of Audience Services

Jon Cunningham

April Moon

Junior Head Technician

Associate Director of Communications

Kate Glen

Cathy Paine

Wardrobe Mistress

Graphic Design Manager

Susan Batchelor

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