After running Crow's Theatre for 23 years, founder Jim Millan is stepping down after this season to concentrate on other projects. His final productions for the company are his own script, Director's Cut , which opens later this month, and a national tour of Morris Panych 's What Lies Before Us .
Among the highlights of his tenure at Crow's were productions of High Life and Unidentified Human Remains And The True Nature Of Love.
Millan's successor is Chris Abraham , whom we featured last week in NOW for his direction of Necessary Angel 's Insomnia . Abraham is currently associate artist with Necessary Angel.
It's usually the case that the vision of an indie troupe run by one person comes from its artistic director rather than a board, and a long-term director fixes that direction in a unique way.
We look forward to seeing what kind of stamp the talented Abraham puts on Crow's.
Some of the most experimental work in town is in the spotlight as part of Harbourfront Centre 's Hatch series. This season's Hatch kicks off with Wide Slumber For Lepidopterists , a multidisciplinary piece based on a. rawlings 's similarly titled poetry collection. The piece consists of half a dozen short scenes that explore the visual, aural and movement aspects of her verse, using a trio of characters who spend a night of restless sleep.
The cast includes Amanda Brugel , Alexis Milligan and rawlings, with Conor Green directing. Design is by Matt Ceolin (set and costumes), Richard Windeyer (sound) and Geoff Bouckley (lighting).
See Opening, page 133.