Payette, the fourth artistic director in
Tarragon’s 50-year history, is set to begin this September
The appointment of Payette concludes an extensive
Tarragon Theatre is thrilled to announce award-winning theatre creator
Mike Payette as its new Artistic Director. Making the move from Montreal to Toronto, Payette begins at Tarragon September 2021, working through the transition with Managing Director Andrea Vagianos and Artistic Director Richard Rose, who is set to retire at the end of this season.
Payette is a Montreal-based actor, director and educator who has worked in the arts since childhood. He was the co-founding Artistic Director of Tableau D’Hôte Theatre and past Assistant Artistic Director for Black Theatre Workshop. Mike is a two-time Montreal English Theatre Award (META) recipient, is currently on the boards of the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT) and la Maison Théâtre and moves to Tarragon after serving as Artistic and Executive Director of Geordie Theatre since 2016.
With experience on and off stage at some of Canada’s most notable performance spaces, Payette’s career has been marked with a care for finding ways to connect with and invite in audiences, communities and
creators of all ages, realities and experiences, ever conscious of the social impact that art can have.
Join us in welcoming Mike to Tarragon Theatre and the extended
Toronto Theatre Community.