In a media release, Theatre Nova Scotia has announced the appointment of Mark Ferraro-Hauck as its new executive director.
“It’s a pivotal moment for theatres and the arts, and we look forward to Mark leading us at the helm of Theatre Nova Scotia.”
Most recently responsible for leading the merger of two theatres in St. Paul, Minnesota, Ferraro-Hauck comes to Theatre Nova Scotia with years of work in youth development, arts education and extensive administrative and producing experience. He is also an experienced director and designer, with over 70 plays to his credit at both professional and educational theatres.
Ferraro-Hauck founded the Public Theater of Minnesota in 2010 and was a founder and executive producing director of the Great River Shakespeare Festival in Winona, Minnesota. In addition to his work in the arts, he spent 15 years as the principal designer and co-owner of a nationally recognized residential and commercial remodelling firm in the United States. Ferraro-Hauck is a graduate of the organizational coaching program at the University of British Columbia.
“Mark brings a wealth of experience to this role, as well as an inclusive philosophy that will inform and enrich his leadership as he moves forward with Theatre Nova Scotia, welcoming and supporting all facets of the theatre community across this region of Mi’kma’ki,” says board co-chairs, Chris O’Neill and Colleen MacIsaac. “It’s a pivotal moment for theatres and for the arts, and we really look forward to Mark leading us through at the helm of Theatre Nova Scotia.”
Ferraro-Hauck is thrilled to be joining Theatre Nova Scotia. “I have had the joy of traveling all over the province over the past year and a half. Everywhere I have gone, I have been thrilled to see a thriving arts community, in communities large and small.”
Theatre Nova Scotia is a provincial organization serving professional and community theatre artists and organizations. Among its initiatives, it is responsible for the annual Robert Merritt Awards, celebrating the province’s best professional theatre. For more information on the work of Theatre Nova Scotia, visit theatrens.ca.