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Artistic Director
Jennifer Tarver

Since I moved to Toronto 14 years ago, Necessary Angel has stood out to me as a company that emphasizes risk taking, bold perspectives and theatrical innovation. Along with admiring the extremely high calibre of work produced, I have long been drawn to the company’s idea of artistic freedom, and the integrity of process that has set it apart. Necessary Angel’s history provides an ideal precedent to continue expanding and re-calibrating the notion of theatrical text. I am eager to invest in relationships with Canada’s leading theatrical innovators from a myriad of disciplines, fostering the next wave of creation and giving theatrical voice to the most compelling and urgent ideas in our society.

– Jennifer Tarver

Jennifer Tarver is a Canadian director and creator working internationally in both theatre and opera. She has directed for the major theatre companies of the region including the Tarragon, Canadian Stage Company, Nightwood Theatre, and the Stratford Shakespeare Festival. Over the past five seasons at Stratford her works have included Waiting for Godot, The Homecoming, Krapp’s Last Tape, Zastrozzi and King of Thieves. Her original works include Not Faust,History Play and the award-winning She’s Gone Away, a collaboration with choreographer Susanna Hood.

Managing Director
Natalie Ackers

Production Manager

Patrick Lavender