Petition Closed

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.

 

Letter to
Factory Theatre Board of Directors Ron Struys
Factory Theatre Board of Directors Janet Dey
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Factory Theatre Board of Directors.

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Tender Your Resignation

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 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, and the actions taken by the Board in no way help or enhance the future livelihood of Factory Theatre as a cultural organization.

We therefore call upon the Board of Directors to tender their immediate resignation and reinstate Ken Gass as Artistic Director of Factory Theatre.


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Sincerely,