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Donovan, Anne-Marie


Anne-Marie Donovan is a director and theatre creator. She has been involved in a wide range of performance events from theatre and opera to performance installations and public interventions. Her creative work includes Frankenstein’s Ghosts (co-creation, Inter Arts Matrix, Montreal), The Last 15 Seconds (collective creation, MT Space), and Sounding Rituals (Open Ears Festival) and many works with the Blue Rider Ensemble, which she co-founded in 1990. Directing credits include The Salome Dancer (NUMUS & Open Ears), Giiwedin (Laurier Opera), MyAudia (Stratford Summer Music & Escales improbables de Montreal), Rocky Horror Show and An Experiment with an Air Pump (University of Waterloo Drama), Mirror (Inter Arts Matrix), Reaching for Nothing, Water’s Thirst (NUMUS & Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics).  In 2014, she directed the premiere of Manidoog, by Barbara Croall at Music Toronto. She is currently working on the creation of two new operas, Emile Berliner (Bradyworks, Montreal), and Ghost Tango (Vocalypse, Halifax).  While pursuing her own artistic practice, Anne-Marie founded Inter Arts Matrix (2007), a charitable arts organization that fosters the development of interdisciplinary art. From 1994-2000, she was artistic director of NUMUS, one of Canada’s most vibrant new music societies. She is a recipient of a Waterloo Region Arts Award as well as the Distinguished Teacher of the Year Award at the University of Waterloo. 

Professional Role(s): 
Artistic Director