Cimolino set for Stratford

Canuck theater fest names director

The Stratford Festival will announce at a press conference in Toronto this morning that Antoni Cimolino will assume the reins of the organization after Richard Monette steps down as artistic director at the conclusion of the 2007 season.

Cimolino began as an actor with the Stratford fest in 1988, became general manager in 1998 and was named executive director in 2000.

Prior to the announcement, sources have indicated Cimolino will be given the title of general director, assuming artistic as well as fiscal responsibilities for the festival.

He also is expected to announce a series of associate artistic directors, international in scope, to broaden the fest’s worldwide reputation.

The largest not-for-profit theater in North America, Stratford was founded in 1953 by Tyrone Guthrie. It played to 540,000 patrons last season, and its budget for 2006 is just under C$53 million ($46 million).

Canadian-born Cimolino also has emerged as a director in the past decade. Last year, he helmed Stratford’s successful “summer-of-love” production of “As You Like It” and is currently in rehearsals for Colm Feore starrer “Coriolanus,” which opens May 29.

More Legit

  • Skintight review

    Off Broadway Review: ‘Skintight’ With Idina Menzel

    The Stratford Festival will announce at a press conference in Toronto this morning that Antoni Cimolino will assume the reins of the organization after Richard Monette steps down as artistic director at the conclusion of the 2007 season. Cimolino began as an actor with the Stratford fest in 1988, became general manager in 1998 and […]

  • Sugar in Our Wounds

    Off Broadway Review: ‘Sugar in Our Wounds’

    The Stratford Festival will announce at a press conference in Toronto this morning that Antoni Cimolino will assume the reins of the organization after Richard Monette steps down as artistic director at the conclusion of the 2007 season. Cimolino began as an actor with the Stratford fest in 1988, became general manager in 1998 and […]

  • SPRINGSTEEN ON BROADWAY

    Bruce Springsteen Condemns Trump's 'Inhumane' Border Policy During Broadway Show

    The Stratford Festival will announce at a press conference in Toronto this morning that Antoni Cimolino will assume the reins of the organization after Richard Monette steps down as artistic director at the conclusion of the 2007 season. Cimolino began as an actor with the Stratford fest in 1988, became general manager in 1998 and […]

  • Kenya Barris and Pharrell Williams

    Kenya Barris, Pharrell Williams to Collaborate on Juneteenth Stage Musical

    The Stratford Festival will announce at a press conference in Toronto this morning that Antoni Cimolino will assume the reins of the organization after Richard Monette steps down as artistic director at the conclusion of the 2007 season. Cimolino began as an actor with the Stratford fest in 1988, became general manager in 1998 and […]

  • BD Wong

    Stagecraft Podcast: BD Wong Talks Basketball in Beijing, Dinosaurs and Batman

    The Stratford Festival will announce at a press conference in Toronto this morning that Antoni Cimolino will assume the reins of the organization after Richard Monette steps down as artistic director at the conclusion of the 2007 season. Cimolino began as an actor with the Stratford fest in 1988, became general manager in 1998 and […]

  • Michael Jackson Musical Coming to Broadway

    Michael Jackson Musical Coming to Broadway in 2020

    The Stratford Festival will announce at a press conference in Toronto this morning that Antoni Cimolino will assume the reins of the organization after Richard Monette steps down as artistic director at the conclusion of the 2007 season. Cimolino began as an actor with the Stratford fest in 1988, became general manager in 1998 and […]

  • Watch Tom Hanks Vamp on Stage

    Watch Tom Hanks Vamp on Stage to Calm His 'Henry IV' Audience

    The Stratford Festival will announce at a press conference in Toronto this morning that Antoni Cimolino will assume the reins of the organization after Richard Monette steps down as artistic director at the conclusion of the 2007 season. Cimolino began as an actor with the Stratford fest in 1988, became general manager in 1998 and […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content