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Jackie Maxwell

Finalist, 2001

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Jackie Maxwell is an Irish-born Canadian theatre director and dramaturge. She was the artistic director of the Shaw Festival from 2002 to 2016. Beginning with Shaw’s 2015 season, Maxwell began to transition out of the role of artistic director. She served as artistic director for the 2015 and 2016 seasons and then oversaw the 2017 season. In 2017, the festival renamed the Studio Theatre in Maxwell’s honour, calling it the Jackie Maxwell Studio Theatre. The Studio Theatre was originally added to the Shaw Festival space during Maxwell’s tenure as AD in 2009.



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