National Festival Team
Maude Levasseur, Director of Arts Engagement, and Erika Kierulf, Producer, are committed to diversifying the communities affected by the Festival, to developing tools for collaboration and connection between communities, and to create content that provides learning experiences for the different stakeholders of the festival.
Brubacher is an established educator, having designed and facilitated artistic learning experiences and programming in contexts including secondary schools, universities, conservatories, galleries, theatres and arts organizations such as the Arches (Glasgow), Tarragon Theatre (Toronto) and The National Theatre School (Montreal). Brubacher has a B.A. in Fine Arts from Mount Allison University; a B.Ed. from Memorial University of Newfoundland; and a practiced-based M.A., with a focus on International Performance Research jointly from the University of Warwick and the University of Amsterdam.
Wayne Fairhead has had an illustrious career in education for 38 years, teaching and advising at all levels - elementary, secondary and tertiary. He retired from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto (OISE/UT) in 2004.
Wayne was the Executive Director of the Sears Ontario Drama Festival from 1991 until 2018, and his involvement in the team of the National Theatre School Festival remains crucial. During his Festival leadership, he initiated partnerships with SummerWorks, IATSE and Playwrights Canada.