Toronto’s fu-GEN Adds New Staff

x-default fu-GEN new stafffu-GEN New Staff: Announcing Laura Paduch!

We are super happy to welcome Laura Paduch to the fu-GEN fam as our new General Manager! Interestingly, Laura will also be the General Manager at ARC (Actors Repertory Company) as the two companies partner in a shared platform initiative, sharing our resources and growing both organizations. Here’s a little more about her…

Laura is an arts administrator. producer and manager. She began her arts career with a performance background in dance, before moving into stage management, with a brief dip into production managing. Select organizations she has been engaged by include Acting Up Stage Company, The Canadian Dance Assembly, The AMY Project, Yonge Street Theatricals (formerly April 30th Entertainment), and Driftwood Theatre Group, as well as numerous Toronto indie theatre and dance companies. Laura holds a BFA in Performance Production from Ryerson University, and a BSc in Biology from The University of Western Ontario.

Also announcing Jason Maghanoy!

Our OAC playwright in residence this year is Jason Maghanoy, working on his play The Nails. Jason has long been a friend of fu-GEN and we’re so happy to have him join us to work on his newest play. The Nails is a play about family, about finding your place in the world and the moment in our youth when we start carving out our own identities… no matter how frightening those can be.

Jason Maghanoy writes plays and his plays have been presented across Canada, New York and in Tokyo, Japan. He has been the playwright-in-residence at Theatre Passe Muraille and Young People’s Theatre, a member of the Banff Playwrights Colony, a former member of the Tarragon Playwrights Unit, a Finalist for the Soulpepper Academy, and a Finalist for the Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwriting Fellowship at Juilliard. He is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada and is represented by Rena Zimmerman at Great North Artists.

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