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Thursday, February 29, 2024

Barbara Tomasic named Gateway Theatre’s new executive artistic director

Tomasic will take up the position as part of an organizational restructuring.

In a media release, Gateway Theatre has announced a restructuring, which includes appointing Barbara Tomasic as the Richmond venue’s new executive artistic director. According to the release, “the restructuring will position Gateway Theatre as a leading cultural organization in the Lower Mainland.”

Tomasic has a long history with Gateway Theatre, where she has served as the artistic associate and founder of its New Play Reading Series, as an instructor in the Academy, and as director of many of its productions. She has been the director of artistic programs at Gateway since 2018.

“I am honoured to accept this position and am grateful to the Board of Directors for entrusting me with this new leadership direction,” says Tomasic in the release. “Thanks to the past direction of Camilla Tibbs, the board and staff, Gateway is in a great position to move forward in these challenging times. I am thrilled to lead this vision and continue the work towards making Gateway Theatre a leading arts organization in Richmond and beyond.”

As part of the new leadership structure, Caitlin Fysh has been promoted to executive producer, and Gateway will now begin the search for a general manager.

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