Andrew Connors, Katherine McCallum, Eric Epstein and David Skelton in an arts presenter’s panel discussion for an Art Talk in September 2013


Eric Epstein, Artistic Director of the Yukon Arts Centre has been nominated for Presenter of the Year 2013-2014 Award by the Canadian Arts Presenting Association (CAPACOA). Award winners will be selected this weekend at the CAPACOA conference happening in Halifax, Nova Scotia from January 21 to 24, 2015.

 

Other nominees include Brian McCurdy (The Burlington Performing Arts Centre), Shahin Sahadi (Prismatic Festival and Onelight Theatre), Tina Rasmussen (Harbourfront Centre) and Lindy Sisson (The ACT Maple Ridge Arts Centre and Theatre).

 

Epstein has over 40 years of experience working in the theatre world, and many years of experience in Whitehorse, working as Artistic Director of the Guild Hall for 9 years. He studied theatre in Vancouver at the University of British Columbia and started the Vancouver Shakespeare Festival there in 1984.

 

In 2013-2014, Eric brought many cutting-edge productions from across Canada to the Yukon Arts Centre, including ‘You Should have Stayed Home: A G20 Romp’, ‘The God that Comes’, ‘Danse Lhasa Danse’ and ‘Terminus’.

 

Currently, Eric is engaged with co-curating and presenting the Pivot Theatre Festival in Whitehorse with Nakai Theatre’s Artistic Director David Skelton. Listen to their talk with Dave White on CBC Radio here:

 

Congratulations Eric, you’re fabulous!!