A Community Built on Exchange
One of the greatest gifts I have received as I take up the reigns, is the willingness of members to share their time with me, and to allow me to see the theatre world though their eyes. While I am no where done my exploration, I can say that our community is spiritually rich, artistically diverse, and brimming with vitality.
The other truth, is that the wherewithal it takes to produce theatre, means that folks often have their nose to the grindstone, with little time to do the kind of exploration and sharing that keeps us all connected and growing as a community.
At QDF, we are committed to facilitating and advocating excellence in English theatre in Quebec. We do so through our services to members, our partnerships and networking with stakeholders.
In an effort to increase the visability of our community and support it’s vitality, the team is currently assessing the tools available and in use, with an eye to development. We want to encourage conversations within the community, act as a wellspring for creativity, as well as to up our game when it comes to disseminating information.
We also want to bring the wider theatre going public into the dialogue, by pulling back the curtain and sharing the bones of what we do with the goal of empowering them to play a vital role in supporting and developing a representational theatre community.
To that end, I, as Executive Director, will be posting on the view for the ED chair and what is going on between my ears, as it relates to the work we do. We will also be inviting guest bloggers to share their knowledge, perspective and development with the community through our blog.
Deborah Forde, Executive Director
Quebec Drama Federation