Coordinator, Theatre Arts Program
North Bay, Ontario
Rod Carley is a professional theatre director, actor, playwright, teacher, adaptor, dramaturg, designer, adjudicator and producer. He is Coordinator for Canadore College’s Theatre Arts program and a professor with Nipissing University.
He was the 2009 winner of TV Ontario’s Big Ideas /Best Lecturer Competition.
Rod has directed and produced over 125 productions to date, both nationally and internationally, ranging from the classics to the development of new Canadian work. He has a particular passion for the works of Shakespeare having adapted 15 of his works (featured on www.canadianshakespeaers.ca).
He was the first recipient of the Stratford Festival’s Jean Gascon Director’s Award and has been nominated for the 2011 Ontario Arts Council’s K.M. Hunter Artist Award for Theatre, the 2013 Premier Award for Excellence in the Arts, the inaugural John Hirsch Director’s Award and was short-listed for the Pauline McGibbon Award.
He has been a guest speaker for Centennial College, Seneca College, Sault College, the Ontario University and Colleges Library Association, and Colleges Ontario. He also did two tours of duty as Master of Ceremonies for the Colleges Ontario Premier Awards.