Michael Shamata

Michael Shamata is the Artistic Director of the Belfry Theatre in Victoria, BC.  He is the former Artistic Director of Theatre New Brunswick and the Grand Theatre in London, Ontario. He has directed new Canadian plays, Shakespeare and musicals at theatres across the country, including the Vancouver Playhouse, Canadian Stage and the Stratford Festival. His plays have been produced by Seattle Children's Theatre, the Neptune Theatre in Halifax, the Globe Theatre in Regina, and Persephone Theatre in Saskatoon, among others. His production of his adaptation of A Christmas Carol at Soulpepper Theatre is an annual Toronto holiday tradition.