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Leary, Tim

Ontario-based actor/director/administrator born in 1943 in New Rochelle, New York. He came to Canada in 1970.

He has acted and/or directed at Toronto Arts Productions, Factory Theatre, Young People's Theatre and the Stratford Festival, among others. He acted frequently with the CBC during the 1970s. He was also the founder, producer, and director of The Actors' Company, Toronto (1973), the first Equity-approved professional "cooperative" producing company in which the artists were also the producers. He served as General Director of Toronto's Equity Showcase Theatre (1976-87).

He has served as Theatre Officer of the Ontario Arts Council (1988-91), and with several other organizations, as board member or consultant, among them the Ontario Ministry of Culture, Citizenship and Recreation, the Canada Council, the Toronto Arts Council, Theatre Ontario, Arts Community Computer Network, the Young Company Committee of the Board of the Stratford Festival, Toronto Theatre Alliance, and Actors Equity. He was a founder of the Arts and Culture consulting firm NetGain Partners Inc, and served as Executive Director of the Nova Scotia Arts Council. He is currently an independent arts management consultant in Halifax

He received the Brenda Donohue Award in 1982 for his outstanding service and contribution to theatre in Toronto.

Last updated 2021-03-08