In a media release, Halifax’s Neptune Theatre has announced its newly elected board of directors, with nine new members joining nine returning members.
“It is through the dedication and passion of everyone involved, from our board members to our talented artists, dedicated staff, and generous patrons, that we will continue to bring professional live theatre to our city and province,” says returning member and new board chair, Anna Hurshman. “The entire board are all well respected professionals in their fields and the community who will bring a lot of value to the organization on and off the stage.”
The Hon. Patricia Arab, Shani Hamilton-Greenlaw, Alexandra Harris, April Howe, Brynn Leard, Scott McGaw, Erin McSorley, Jerid Watton and Lauren Wu are the new board members who will join returning members Anna Hurshman, Catherine Bagnell Styles, Paul Laberge, Krista Grant, Stella Balfour, Kelly Boudreau, Mary Clancy, Wendy Davis Johnson and Tracey Jones-Grant.
Neptune’s artistic director, Jeremy Webb, looks forward to working with the newly restructured board.
“Anna Hurshman brings a joyful love of theatre, with a creative understanding from her time in the industry, and her motivational skills are already at play with a larger board, of whom 50% are new,” says Webb. “Their experience and connection to the community is invaluable, and I look forward to the next few years.”
Following its current holiday productions, Neptune will feature actors Billy Boyd and Dominic Monaghan from The Lord of the Rings trilogy for Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead in January, which will transfer to Mirvish’s CAA Theatre in Toronto following its run in Halifax. This season also includes productions of The Last Show on Earth and Addicted and will close with the musical The Full Monty.
The company’s 2024/2025 season will be announced on February 14, 2024.