Quebec Drama Federation Announces New Managing Director: Patrick Lloyd Brennan

English Québec’s oldest arts service organization announces new Managing Director

Montréal, Québec, May 15, 2018 – The Quebec Drama Federation is proud to announce and welcome Mr. Patrick Lloyd Brennan as the organization’s new Managing Director.

“We are thrilled to welcome Patrick into the continued growth of QDF,” states Amy Blackmore, President of QDF. “We look forward to supporting Patrick’s dynamism and talent from which he will foster the organization’s history while creating and implementing new initiatives that support the diverse artistic landscape of English Quebec and the hundreds of artists that thrive in it.”

Patrick comes to the QDF team with several years of experience as Senior Associate, Sales and Cultural Affairs at Montréal’s Segal Centre for Performing Arts. His insight on the pulse of the arts ecology has engaged him in many cultural policy developments from municipal to international platforms. Mr. Brennan has established relationships and cultivated connections with arts professionals across the country to encourage dialogue within Montréal and Québec on ways to promote bridges between communities. An active artist with over ten years of experience, his work has a wide scope from performance to choreography and from research to artistic direction.

“As a longtime advocate of the English-theatre community, I am incredibly honoured to be stepping into this role and privileged to represent, and serve, QDF’s vibrant membership,” states Mr. Brennan. “Through enriched programs and services that will further propel the organization, we will work towards building an even stronger positioning within the local, provincial, and national performing arts landscape – I simply cannot wait to get started!”

Ms. Blackmore continues, “Our board of directors is excited to welcome Patrick and his vision to the team in this meaningful time of evolution of theatre arts.”

The Quebec Drama Federation exists to support English-language theatre companies, artists and their artistic expressions in Quebec. This support manifests itself through leadership, collaborations with partners and stakeholders in the community, promotion of the artists and companies, professional development and identification of the role of theatre in the community at large. It also provides resources and means through which success and recognition of English-language theatre companies and artists in Quebec, to the rest of Canada and on an international scale, is achieved.

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