Hud­son Vil­lage Theatre bids adieu to Mark­fraf-Lowe

Foun­ding Ar­tis­tic Di­rec­tor ‘ex­plo­ring op­por­tu­ni­ties’

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The Hud­son Vil­lage Theatre will again bid a fond fa­re­well to Hea­ther Mark­graf-Lowe when she steps down as the part-time Ar­tis­tic Di­rec­tor at the end of Au­gust.

Mark­graf-Lowe who foun­ded the pro­fes­sio­nal theatre that brings qua­li­ty En­glish pro­duc­tions to the re­gion, said she is lea­ving to “ex­plore se­ve­ral ex­ci­ting op­por­tu­ni­ties.”

She has wor­ked as the theatre’s AD for the past th­ree years, and took over af­ter for­mer AD An­drew Johnston’s contract was not re­ne­wed.

Mark­graf-Lowe step­ped in at a time when the fate of the theatre that she had left some years be­fore was thought to be up in the air.

Ka­li­na Skuls­ka, HVT Exe­cu­tive Di­rec­tor, said the theatre is now thri­ving and loo­king for­ward to ano­ther bu­sy sum­mer sea­son.

“It was a plea­sure to work with Hea­ther for the past th­ree years, wit­nes­sing the pas­sion and com­mit­ment she has for the grass­roots ini­tia­tive that be­gan as a tent in a field more than twen­ty years ago,” Skuls­ka said.

New AD wan­ted

Mark­graf-Lowe’s de­di­ca­tion and vi­sion were no­ted du­ring the theatre’s March 19 AGM.

The news means the Hud­son Vil­lage Theatre is in the pro­cess of see­king a new part-time Ar­tis­tic Di­rec­tor. Skuls­ka said in­ter­es­ted can­di­dates can ap­ply by sen­ding their CV with a co­ver let­ter to her at­ten­tion at ks­kuls­ka@hot­mail.com, with ‘AD Ap­pli­ca­tion’ in the sub­ject line. The theatre was foun­ded in 1993, as a pro­fes­sio­nal En­glish lan­guage per­for­ming arts ve­nue and theatre com­pa­ny to of­fer a di­verse se­lec­tion of year-round per­for­mances. Today the theatre that is now hou­sed in a char­ming conver­ted Hud­son train sta­tion is home to eve­ry­thing from pro­fes­sio­nal, equi­ty thea­tri­cal pro­duc­tions, to film scree­nings of award win­ning mo­vies and do­cu­men­ta­ries, a fil­med live ope­ra se­ries, ama­teur thea­tri­cal and mu­si­cal pro­duc­tions and more. Skuls­ka says ma­ny people are not aware that the theatre is open year round. For more in­for­ma­tion call the Hud­son Vil­lage Theatre of­fices at 450 458-2743.

PHO­TO­THÈQUE

Hea­ther Mark­grafLowe will step down

as the part-time Ar­tis­tic Di­rec­tor of the Hud­son Vil­lage Theatre (HVT) at the

end of Au­gust.

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