January 9, 2019 | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEW WEST THEATRE ANNOUNCES NEW GENERAL MANAGER
LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA – New West Theatre is pleased to announce the appointment of new General Manager, Kelly Reay. A veteran of the Canadian Theatre industry, Mr. Reay brings 20 years of experience and expertise to New West Theatre. He is an award-winning producer, director and administrator, who has recently relocated to Lethbridge with his young family. Recently, Kelly served as Producer of One Yellow Rabbit’s High Performance Rodeo (2016-18) and spent 10 years (2004-12) as Artistic Director of Calgary’s Sage Theatre. As a freelance practitioner, Kelly has worked with dozens of Canadian theatre companies, including Theatre Calgary, Vertigo Theatre, Lunchbox Theatre, The Banff Centre, The National Arts Centre, Shadow Theatre, Theatre North West, University of Calgary and Red Deer College
“I am thrilled to be joining the team at New West Theatre, and look forward to contributing to the continued growth and sustainability of this company, which is a cultural staple of Southern Alberta”, says Reay. “Lethbridge has a passionate and flourishing arts community and I am excited to be making my home here”.
Kelly replaces Derek Stevenson, who after three highly productive years with the company, has taken a new position with the Rozsa Foundation in Calgary. New West Theatre is incredibly grateful for the contribution of Mr. Stevenson.