This week acclaimed theatre director Brendan Healy starts his tenure as Brampton’s new artistic director. This job will enable him to lead the vision for performing arts in the city as well as manage the Rose Theatre.

Not only was Healy the Artistic Director at Toronto’s Buddies in Bad Times Theatre from 2009 to 2015, he is also an award-winning artist and accomplished cultural administrator, recognized for his creatively challenging and highly compelling work.

Healy says, “I’m thrilled to be joining the team at this moment in Brampton’s history,” and adds, “I look forward to working closely with the City’s rich cultural communities to forge a new vision for the Rose and the performing arts in Brampton.”

In addition, Healy will also play a key role in developing the City’s first cultural master plan, which launches in fall of 2017. This will set the strategic direction for cultural development in Brampton and is an important component of the city’s comprehensive planning vision for growing an innovative, connected, and dynamic global city.

Bob Darling, Director of Economic Development and Culture says, “The city is committed to a new direction for culture in Brampton, one that recognizes the incredible creative talent and resources we have in this city,” adding that “Brendan’s energy and expertise will support this approach and we are pleased to be taking our next steps with him on board.”