Thursday, January 28 at 3:30 on Zoom

Belfry@UVic with Peter Hinton

Director & former Artistic Director of the National Arts Centre

Peter Hinton, is a theatre and opera director, playwright, and educator committed to staging new play development, Indigenous theatre, and revisionist productions of canonical works. In 2005, Hinton took over as the artistic director of English theatre at Ottawa’s  National Arts Centre, shaping how Canada conceptualizes its national theatre. Among Hinton’s innovations were reinstating the English-language acting company in 2009 and programming the company’s first season of all Canadian plays in 2006-7. Also a leading educator Peter is an instructor at Ryerson University, the National Theatre School of Canada, York University, and the University of Alberta. In 2012, he was awarded the Gascon Thomas Award for outstanding contribution to Canadian theatre and in 2009 he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada for his national contribution to the arts.

The Belfry@UVic Series at UVic’s Department of Theatre continues this spring with engaging online Zoom conversations with three theatre artists. Many thanks to The Belfry Theatre for this amazing collaboration that connects UVic students with playwrights, directors, designers, actors and more. Conversations are hosted by Dr. Sasha Kovacs, a theatre history professor and practicing artist.