George Brown College’s Theatre Arts program prides itself on developing and maintaining relationships with leading figures in the performing arts community in Toronto — many sit on our advisory committee. Established professionals work with George Brown to ensure our students receive training that prepares them for this ever-evolving industry.
"Of the younger actors at the Shaw [Festival], by far, the greatest number now come from the theatre program at George Brown," says Christopher Newton, Artistic Director Emeritus at the Shaw Festival .
Theatre writers and reviewers attend our season. Jon Kaplan, a longtime writer for NOW Magazine , has also come in to speak with students about the industry.
“What's exciting for me is that every two or three years, there's a new generation of theatre makers whose work I start to watch and usually continue to watch over the next decade or so, and a number of them have come out of George Brown,” Kaplan says.