January 12, 2011 – The SummerWorks Festival is pleased to welcome Lucy Eveleigh as their new General Manager.


Originally from England, Eveleigh first moved to Toronto in 2001 where she was an actor and improve performer and worked at the Canadian Stage and TAPA (then Toronto Theatre Alliance).


“We are very pleased to welcome Lucy to SummerWorks, who brings a wealth of experience and an exciting new and ambitious energy to the Festival,” says Michael Rubenfeld, Artistic Producer of SummerWorks Theatre Festival.


Eveleigh brings a diverse range of knowledge to the role having worked at Just for Laughs in Montreal where she created and directed a new festival for them, entitled Zoofest. In addition to her work at Pleasance Theatre in London and Edinburgh, Eveleigh recently worked as Director of Marketing and Outreach at Necessary Angel Theatre Company.


“I have been a fan of SummerWorks since I moved here ten years ago,” says Eveleigh, adding, “I’m thrilled to work for a festival that brings so much to Canada. It’s going to be a wonderful challenge and one I am very much looking forward to.”


About SummerWorks

The SummerWorks Theatre Festival is the largest juried festival in Canada, featuring plays and artists from across Canada.  Since its inception twenty years ago, SummerWorks has been dedicated to offering artists an avenue to display their work.  Under the leadership of Michael Rubenfeld, the Festival’s Artistic Producer, SummerWorks has expanded to include a Music Series, a Performance Bar, Musical Works in Concert, and the S.L.I.P. (SummerWorks Leadership Intensive Program). It has received enthusiastic national acclaim.


The 2012 SummerWorks Theatre Festival will take place from August 9th-19th.

For more information please go to www.summerworks.ca

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