The stages at Wharton Center are quiet now, providing us with a unique opportunity to engage in new ways with extraordinary artists. whARTon at home Connections is a series of conversations with artists exploring their process, insights into creativity, and personal success stories.
The Stratford Festival of Canada is one of the largest and most prestigious theatre companies in the world. So how does one go from selling ice cream in the lobby to overseeing this enormous operation with an annual budget of $60 million dollars? You’ll find out when we talk with Anita Gaffney, Stratford Festival’s Executive Director. Hear her amazing rise to the top, about the Festival itself, and its post-COVID plans to resume producing theatre.
Wharton Center is excited for our conversation with Anita on October 26, at 7 PM. Tune in on YouTube and/or Facebook to watch the interview.
These conversations will be happening once a month. For a complete schedule & bios, visit our website.
- November 23: A conversation with José Rivera, Playwright and Screen Writer
- December 14: A conversation with Frannie Shepard-Bates, Founder and Director of Shakespeare in Prison
Looking to stay active with Wharton Center? Check out our previous blog post, with a fun workout and virtual classes starting in October!
Likewise, don’t forget to check out our Reimagined 20-21 Season. Though this year is different than we expected, we are excited to share our reimagined 20-21 line-up and new virtual opportunities.