Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Herrndorf to Step Down as Head of National Arts Centre after 18 Years

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Herrndorf to Step Down as Head of National Arts Centre after 18 Years

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Herrndorf to step down as head of NAC

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OTTAWA - Peter Herrndorf will be stepping down as head of the National Arts Centre in June after leading Canada's largest performing arts organization for 18 years.

Herrndorf is credited with transforming the NAC through national and international performing arts projects and with a federally supported $225-million architectural and production renewal project.

The project was designed to transform the NAC's architecture into an inviting space with views of the nation's capital, including major upgrades to the building's performance halls and production facilities.

Herrndorf recently announced that the NAC will open a new Department of Indigenous Theatre to mark the centre's 50th Anniversary in 2019. The department will be led by Indigenous actor and playwright Kevin Loring. …

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