The Festival Administrators program is designed to increase the administrative capacity and confidence of its participants while mimicking the experience of working professionally as an arts administrator at a theatre company or arts organization. Festival Administrators gain hands-on leadership training in this program made for young people, led by young people. Festival Administrators engage with the Festival as creative thinkers, planning community gatherings, fundraising events and promotional projects to ensure the success of the festival for its participants and audience.
Kevin Matthew Wong (he/him) is a Hakka Chinese-Canadian theatre creator, facilitator, performer and producer. His artistic practice often involves personal storytelling, object puppetry and video projections. Kevin is the co-founder and Artistic Director of Broadleaf Theatre, a company that merges environmentalism and live performance. His documentary-theatre solo-performance The Chemical Valley Project – a collaboration with co-creator Julia Howman and Aamjiwnaang First Nation Water Protectors Vanessa Gray and Beze Gray – tackles environmental racism in Canada. Kevin has collaborated with companies such as Theatre Passe Muraille, Cahoots Theatre, the Macau-Toronto music theatre company Music Picnic, The Shaw Festival, The Stratford Festival, and the American social justice residency The Gardarev Center. Kevin is also a Producer at Why Not Theatre, leading its Make stream of projects and tours including Mahabharata at The Shaw Festival, Prince Hamlet, and What You Won’t Do For Love, starring Drs. Tara Cullis and David Suzuki. kevinmatthewwong.com