Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Storch and "CanStage" Torched

David Storch has resigned as Artistic Director at CanStage.

And it's not CanStage.

It is, once again, the Canadian Stage Company.

In a prepared statement, Storch said that "it has become clear to me that the demands of artistic director of this company are not ones which I feel are in my creative interests to pursue".

Why that required him to quit in the middle of the season (his first in the role) has yet to be determined.

According to CBC News, however, Storch will maintain his responsibilities directing an adaptation of Stephen King's Misery (2008), which is set to open May 5.

He last directed Judith Thompson's Palace of the End (2008) at the Berkeley Street Theatre. One of ten finalists for the $20,000 (U. S.) Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, Palace of the End (2008) runs until February 23.

Storch has spent almost twenty seasons acting and directing with the Canadian Stage Company, which Artistic Producer Martin Bragg said will continue to depend on Storch's "considerable skills as an artist" beyond the 2007-2008 season.

That is, if he'll have them.

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