Factory Theatre Board of Directors: Tender your resignation
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Janet Dey

Factory Theatre Board of Directors: Tender your resignation

    1. Ed Gass-Donnelly
    2. Petition by

      Ed Gass-Donnelly

      Toronto, Canada

On June 20, the Factory Theatre Board of Directors (under the leadership of President, Ron Struys) unceremoniously fired Factory's founder, saviour, and Artistic Director of 25 years, without cause. Their decision had nothing to do with art or direction. It had, in fact, everything to do with the board's ego and a power play over their decision to waste almost $1 million of public funds on a renovation that would not be compatible with the future of the building.

Ken has devoted 25 years of his life, money, and mental well-being to promoting the arts in this country. The president of the board is real estate agent.

Who do you think holds the interests of the theatre to heart?

Please sign below if you would like to see the members of the Board of Directors of Factory Theatre responsible for this decision submit their resignation, and Ken Gass be reinstated as Artistic Director of Factory Theatre.

 

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    • Richard Patterson VICTORIA, CANADA
      • over 1 year ago

      I ran a theatre building which helped build and renovate and the board decided to pass the lease to a group od business people who had no experience in theatre or running a theatre building and in one year the building was a furniture shop.

      Business orienntated people are good as advisors but they have no knowledge of theatre and no business making the final decision on anything. I am now on the board of another theatre company and we support the decisions of the Artistic Director.

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    • Maya Bhullar WASHINGTON, DC
      • over 1 year ago

      I am a theatre lover and have often been to the Factory Theatre because of brilliant productions I have seen there. I am saddened by people acting like bullies, and unfortunately that is how the board has acted and so will be boycotting the theatre and telling my friends to do the same.

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    • Sam MacLeod PORT DOVER, CANADA
      • over 1 year ago

      I just saw Every Letter Counts. What happened. I left Toronto for a year and come back to that? This seems like a case of a board that thought it was smarter than it was and their mistake is bringing down a landmark.

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    • elka markus SCHOMBERG, CANADA
      • almost 2 years ago

      People with heart & passion are important to me. Hence Ken Gass. But really?! why did realestate have to kill art?

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    • Abraham Celaya MADRID, SPAIN
      • almost 2 years ago

      Let's do what it is important for the art. Just that. Thanks.

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