We would like to extend a warm welcome to Marcel Stewart, our new Artistic Director! We are so excited for you to join the team. We know you’re going to be a valuable asset to our organization and can’t wait to see what you accomplish at b current!
To learn more about Marcel, here is his bio:
Marcel is a father, award-winning theatre maker, director, writer, educator, and arts administrator who serves as an Associate Artist for FOLDA (Festival of Live Digital Art). Marcel's curiosity about history and lineage - beyond the context of colonialism - is at the basis of his artistic practice. He holds a degree in Dramatic Arts from Brock University, was a member of the Soulpepper Academy, and completed the Theatre Enhancement Program (as a Directing Foreman) through Factory Theatre. Marcel often returns to the questions: Who am I? How am I? How did I get here? Who have I lost? What is my purpose?
A message from Marcel:
“b current has greatly shaped who I am as an artist and I am excited and humbled to be chosen as the next Artistic Director. I know I have big shoes to fill. I hope to build on the legacy that ahdri, Jajube, Ngozi, Catherine, and Sadie have set and will continue the work that they have done in prioritizing community engagement and creating space for diverse voices to be heard."
WHO WE ARE
b current Performing Arts splashed onto the scene in 1991, when ahdri zhina mandiela founded the company in Toronto. Since inception, b current has developed scores of internationally celebrated artists and their works, with a focus always on engaging the community and creating space for diverse voices to be heard.