September 2017


VOL.1 NO.1  FALL 2017

Eda Holmes © David Cooper

It’s a dream come true!

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As I sit here at my desk, preparing for my first season as Centaur Theatre’s Artistic and Executive Director, I can’t help but pinch myself. Being asked to lead this wonderful theatre in this glorious city is truly a dream come true. My high school French is slowly coming back, I now know the 55 bus gets me here from the Plateau in less than 20 minutes, and I have finally mastered the special trick with the key to open the front door … hooray!


But there is one thing I have not yet had a chance to do and that is to meet you, our audience. There is no theatre without the audience and I hear from my fellow ‘Centaurians’ that you are one of the best audiences around. So I’ve come up with a couple of ways for us to get acquainted.


First of all, I want to invite you all to join me in the Ted T. Katz Family Trust Gallery after certain Saturday matinees for what I am calling the Saturday Salon. I will be there with a cup of tea or maybe even a glass of wine waiting to say hello and hear your stories about what makes Centaur Theatre special. We can talk about the play on stage or anything to do with Centaur’s 49-year history—whatever you feel like sharing or asking me about this theatre and the art we create. But it is still a few weeks before our first show of the season, Playing with Fire: The Theo Fleury Story opens, so I have come up with a short list of “getting to know you” questions that I hope you will take a moment to answer and send back to me. You don’t need to tell me your name—I  would rather learn that in person—but  I would love to be able to know a little bit about you as I ponder all things Centaur.


Thank you so much for taking the time to fill this out. I can’t wait to meet you all in person at Centaur. I think that we have a great season in store for you and I can’t wait to get started. I start rehearsals for The 39 Steps on October 15th and it starts previewing November 14th … do you have your tickets yet?




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