MONTREAL, April 14, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - After 32 years at the National Theatre School of Canada, 17 of which were spent as General Director and CEO, Simon Brault will take his final bow to segue into his newly cast role as Director and CEO of the Canada Council for the Arts on June 26, 2014.
"I am leaving the NTS with the firm conviction of having done my utmost for the development of the School by consolidating and infusing it with relevance and a resilience that too few of our institutions possess. I have a deep sense of leaving a well-ordered house so that, in the words of Edgar Morin, 'the future can emerge by the actors of the future'. Our two artistic directors, Alisa Palmer and Denise Guilbault, are highly competent, respected, motivated, and engaged and we have just completed a clear, ambitious and pragmatic Strategic Plan that bonds the entire NTS community. We are in the enviable position of having a sound and robust financial and organizational situation. My departure couldn't have happened at a more opportune time," said Simon Brault.
"Simon Brault was one of the School's foremost builders. For over three decades, he placed his outstanding human, intellectual and professional qualities at the service of our institution with remarkable energy, passion, intensity and steadfastness. By developing a rich dialogue that balanced artistic, pedagogical, organizational and financial concerns, and by optimizing the synergy between the French and English sections, Simon led the School from one success to another, raising its national and international profile in the process. While regretting his departure, the members of the Board of Directors, together with the School's staff and students, join with me in congratulating him on his new appointment," said Bernard Amyot, Chair of NTS's Board of Directors.
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