Selected by Chris Abraham
Mitchell Cushman is a director, producer and educator, dedicated to making theatre an event for all involved. He is the founding Co-Artistic Director of Outside the March, one of Canada’s leading site-specific theatre companies. With OtM, Mitchell has staged such award-winning immersive theatrical experiences as Vitals, Terminus, Passion Play, and Mr. Marmalade (recipient of the 2013 Dora Award for Outstanding Independent Production). As a director, Mitchell’s work has been seen on stages as large as the Royal Alexandra Theatre, in spaces as intimate as a kindergarten classroom, and in locales as remote as Whitehorse and Munich. Also an active theatre producer, he recently curated the East End Performance CRAWL, a site-specific solo festival for Crow’s Theatre (a company for whom he also serves as Associate Artistic Director). Mitchell has received numerous awards for his theatre work, including the Ken McDougal Award, and the Toronto Theatre Critics’ award for Best Director.