Ken Gass brings back the Canadian Rep Theatre—his first move since his ouster from The Factory Theatre
Following his messy departure from The Factory Theatre earlier this year, this week Ken Gass announced he’s reviving the Canadian Rep Theatre, the peripatetic company he founded in the mid ’80s after he left the Factory for the first time. In addition to a new monthly series of public staged readings set to launch in January, Gass will be presenting three works: the English-language premiere of Pacamambo by Wajdi Mouawad of Incendies fame in spring 2013; the Canadian premiere of long-time Gass collaborator George F. Walker’s Dead Metaphor in fall 2013; and the world premiere of Judith Thompson’s Watching Glory Die. “It had always been my intention to segue back to Canadian Rep Theatre over the next few years,” Gass said in a release. “Given my sudden and unexpected departure from Factory this summer, I now see a golden opportunity to fast-track that ambition and to re-build Canadian Rep project by project before attempting to launch a full repertory season in the near future.” Conspicuously absent from the announcement: any mention of just where these productions would take place.