ECCE HOMO THEATRE | ALISTAIR NEWTON, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Alistair Newton | Curriculum Vitae
AFFILIATIONS

Canadian Actors Equity Association
Director’s Lab of Lincoln Center Theater
Fellow of Winters College at York University
Founding Artistic Director, Ecce Homo Theatre

EDUCATION

CURRENTLY: Candidate in York University's MFA Program in Stage Direction in Collaboration with Canadian Stage

2005 | BFA Theatre, University of Victoria (specialization in Direction)

OPERA

2010 | Canadian Opera Company, Highlights from Idomeneo by W A
Mozart (director)

2010 | Canadian Opera Company, La Serva Padrona by Giovanni
Pergolesi (director)

THEATRE

2017 | Canadian Stage, Berkley Street Theatre, Project TBA, (director)

2017 | Canadian Stage, Shakespeare in High Park, Project TBA (director)

2014 | Shaw Festival of Canada, Three Short Works by Samuel Beckett (director)

2013 | Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Of a Monstrous Child: a gaga
musical (writer/director)

2012 | SummerWorks Theatre Festival, Terre Haute by Edmund White
(director/sound designer)

2012 | The Edward Bond Festival, Chair by Edward Bond [reading] (director)

2012 | Next Stage Theatre Festival, Loving the Stranger or how to
recognize an invert (writer/director)

2011 | Philadelphia Theatre Company (PIFA), Bella: The Colour of
Love by Mary Kerr & Theresa Tova (director/dramaturge)

2011 | Rhubarb Festival, Of A Monstrous Child: a gaga musical
[workshop] (writer/director)

2010 | SummerWorks Theatre Festival, Loving the Stranger or how to
recognize an invert (writer/director)

2009 | SummerWorks Theatre Festival, The Ecstasy of Mother
Teresa or Agnes Bojaxhiu Superstar (writer/director)

2009 | Rhubarb Festival, Leni Riefenstahl vs the 20th Century
(writer/director)

2008 | SummerWorks Theatre Festival, The Pastor Phelps Project: a
fundamentalist cabaret (writer/director)

2008 | Rhubarb Festival How to Recognize an Invert (writer/director)

2006 | National Arts Centre English Theatre, The Ark: The
Jacobeathan Imagination by Peter Hinton (workshop member)

2005 | Victoria International Fringe Festival, Woyzeck Songspiel by
Georg Buchner (adapter/director)

ADDITIONAL PROJECTS

2017 | Assistant Director, Liv Stein, by Nino Haratischwili, directed by Matthew
Jocelyn (Canadian Stage)

2016 | Assistant Director, Alice in Wonderland, written and directed by Peter
Hinton (Shaw Festival of Canada)

2014 | Neil Munro Intern Directors Project, Shaw Festival of Canada

2012/13 | Apprentice Artistic Director, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre

2012/13 | Assistant co-ordinator, Young Creator’s Unit, Buddies in Bad
Times Theatre

2012 | Assistant Director, Silicone Diaries by Nina Arsenault,
directed by Brendan Healy (Buddies in Bad Times Theatre
tour at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre)

2011/12 | Assistant co-ordinator, Young Creators’ Unit, Buddies in Bad
Times Theatre

2011 | Assistant Director, The Venetian Ball, Villa Charities Inc,
Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts

2010/11 | Artist in Residence, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre

2010/11 | World Stage Embassy (Harbourfront Centre)

2009/10 | Apprentice Director, Canadian Opera Company Ensemble
Studio (Madama Butterfly under Brian MacDonald,
Otello under Paul Curran, and Idomeneo under Francois
DiCarpentries

2009 | Video Cabaret Black Box Sessions

2008/09 | Ante Chamber Creators’ Unit at Buddies in Bad Times
Theatre

2008/09 | BASH! at The Canadian Stage Company

2008 | Lincoln Center Theater Directors’ Lab

2008 | Research Assistant to director Eda Holmes, The Shaw
Festival of Canada

AWARDS

2013 | Dora Mavor Moore Award, Outstanding New Musical or Opera
(nomination)

2009 | NOW Magazine, Best Director, The Ecstasy of Mother Teresa
(SummerWorks)

2008 | Honorable Mention, Crow’s Theatre Emerging Director Award
(SummerWorks)

2008 | NOW Magazine, Best Director, The Pastor Phelps Project
(SummerWorks)

2008 | NOW Magazine, Best Production, The Pastor Phelps Project
(SummerWorks)

PUBLICATION

2012 | “The Artist as Complication: Nina Arsenault and the Morality of
Beauty” in Trans(per)forming Nina Arsenault: An
Unreasonable Body of Work. Ed. Judith Rudakoff, Intellect
Books, UK

2012 | “Children of a Lesser Holocaust” in The Gay and Lesbian
Review, Volume XIX, Number 1. Ed. Richard Schneider

SYMPOSIA

2012 | York University, Winters College, Queering Theatre in Toronto
(January)

2011 | Toronto Public Library/Pink Triangle Press, Sexual Outliers:
Censorship, Advocacy Journalism and the Gay Press
(February)

2010 | University of Toronto, The Graduate Centre for Study of
Drama, 20th and 21st Century Theatre and Performance
MFA presentation on the work of Ecce Homo Theatre by Art
Babayants (Graduate Seminar, Professor Tamara Trojanowska,
December)

| Brock University, Cultural Theory: de Certeau's notion of
"making due" MA presentation on The Pastor Phelps Project
by Keri Ferencz (Graduate Seminar, Professor Dr. Sherryl
Vint, November)

2009 | University of Toronto, Robert Gill Theatre, Forum on Equity and
Social Justice in Education Presentation of The Pastor Phelps
Project (co-sponsored by the Centre for Urban Schooling and
The Graduate Centre for Study of Drama, December)

Alistair has received support from the Toronto Arts Council, the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts.