Gateway Theatre announces that Barbara Tomasic has been hired as its Interim Producer as of February 2019. Tomasic will oversee the roll-out of Gateway’s artistic programming when Artistic Director Jovanni Sy leaves Gateway in mid-February.
Barbara Tomasic is an accomplished theatre performer, director and teacher who has a long history with Gateway in a number of professional capacities. She was the Artistic Associate at Gateway from 2004-2007, and she is the co-artistic director at Musical Theatreworks. Her last directing project at Gateway was The Music Man in December 2016, and most recently she directed the record-breaking run of Grease at Chemainus Theatre this summer.
Gateway is currently undergoing an adaptive planning process with New York consultancy Emc Arts (www.emcarts.org), and expects to begin a search for permanent new artistic leadership in early 2019, informed by that work.