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Tim Fort

Founding Director

Tim has been a part of the Weston family for forty-four consecutive seasons at the Playhouse. Since he first tumbled onto the Weston stage in 1973's "The Drunkard," he has directed over sixty Playhouse productions (including "Les Misérables," "Avenue Q," "Pump Boys and Dinettes," and "42nd Street") and acted in more than fifty.  Tim particularly enjoys working on Weston’s OtherStages, having directed a dozen productions off campus in recent years (including "The Other Place" and "Souvenir") as well as more than 100 cabarets in the Playhouse cellar.  Beyond Weston, he has worked extensively in his home province of Ontario as a director, actor and (Dora-nominated) designer – recently lighting the world premieres of "And All For Love" at the National Arts Centre and "Hothouse" at the Isabel Bader Centre as well as directing "Goblin Market" for Theatre Kingston and the Canadian premiere of "Marvelous Wonderettes" for The Thousand Island’s Playhouse. Tim has also served a dozen years as Head of the Department of Drama at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, where he has been teaching Directing, Design, Theatre Administration, and Musical Theatre since 1986.

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