Mel Hague

Mel Hague is one of the two inaugural residents of its new Artistic Leadership Residencies. Mel Hague’s residency is supported with funding from the Metcalf Foundation

“I am honoured to be embarking on this journey. Being a leader is not a glamorous position, but one of service. The work that I do is in service to the artists who I wish to hold up, who I wish to hone and honour as the most precious resource that we have as a society. They are the mirrors that we need to see ourselves clearly. I am in service to the audiences, for whom I feel an immense responsibility and whom I wish to challenge with the work of the artists in my care,” said Mel Hague.

Mel Hague is a Toronto based curator and dramaturge. Mel is the Rhubarb Festival Director and Company Dramaturge at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, and the Artist Development Coordinator and Company Dramaturge at Obsidian Theatre Company. Previously, Mel has worked with Factory Theatre, Banff Centre Playwrights Colony, bcurrent performing arts, fu-Gen Asian Canadian Theatre, Eastern Front Theatre, Queer Acts Festival, The Paprika Festival, and Mulgrave Road Theatre. Other theatre credits include Litmus Theatre’s Birth of Frankenstein (Dora Nomination – Outstanding New Play Independent Category). Dramaturgy work includes Venus’ Daughter by Meghan Swaby (Obsidian Theatre Company, February 2016) and Up the Garden Path by Lisa Codrington (Obsidian Theatre Company, April 2016), Black Boys by Saga Collectif with Buddies in Bad Times Theatre (November 2016).

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ART APART | Urgent support for emerging artists amid COVID-19 crisis

Because physical distance shouldn’t mean total isolation, the National Theatre School of Canada (NTS) is allocating $60,000 in support of emerging artists (as 80 grants of $750). These funds will be granted to theatre artists in training, or artists who have completed a theatre training program within the past five years, to present a piece of art online.

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