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ADAM WHITE AND MIKE REINHART NAMED CO-ARTISTIC DIRECTORS, RCPA

Submitted by RCPA Communications on 4/18/2019


Adam White and Mike Reinhart have been named co-Artistic Directors of the Randolph College for the Performing Arts for the summer 2019 term. They succeed Tamara Bernier Evans, who served as Artistic Director from September 2016 to April 2019.

 

In making the announcement, Executive Director Lauren Brett Randolph said, “Tamara has worked tirelessly during her tenure here to shape the artistic vision/direction of the College - bringing in great talent and subject matter experts from throughout the industry to benefit our students and our program offerings. We recognize and appreciate the efforts Tamara has made on behalf of the students and the College itself, and we wish her every success as she follows her heart.”

 

She continued, “Mike's work as a teacher, director, and theatre creator is outstanding, as is Adam's - he's not only a graduate of the college, but a teacher and an established performer as well. Their passion for their craft, the industry, the students and the community is visible in everything they do. We're very excited to see what they will bring to the role and to the College, and have every confidence that great things lie ahead!”

 

Adam White is a musical director, performer and teacher. Adam has been musical director for Guys and Dolls, Mamma Mia (Port Hope Festival Theatre); Fitz Happens (Lighthouse); Billy Bishop Goes to War (Neptune Theatre); Avenue Q (STC); The Gift of the Magi, Anne of Green Gables (Smile Theatre); Into the Woods, Sunday in the Park With George, Chess, A Man of No Importance and A New Brain (Theatre Sheridan). Adam has also been musical director/pianist for cabaret performances by Bruce Dow, Nora McLellan, and Kyle Golemba. Adam has played the Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz, Ethan in The Full Monty (Empire Theatre), Cosme McMoon in Glorious! (Stage West Calgary and Globus Theatre), and created the role of Ray in Tee Schneider’s hockey drama The Shift. Passionate about Canadian musical theatre, he is proud to have performed in Jonathan Monro and Adam Mathias' A History of Summer (Summerworks), Leslie Arden’s One Step Forward (Talk Is Free Theatre), and Jim Betts' The Legend of Dan McGrew (Smile Theatre). With performer Kyle Golemba, Adam has created Making Love in a Canoe, an all-Canadian revue and an accompanying album of the music from the show. He has been Associate Artistic Director at Musical Stage Company, and Artistic Associate at Smile Theatre. Adam is currently completing his Masters Degree at York University, and is a graduate of the Randolph College for the Performing Arts. Adam also studied Jazz Performance (Voice) at Humber College, and Voice and Piano with the Royal Conservatory of Music, and has completed a Creative Writing Certificate through George Brown/Algonquin College.

Michael Reinhart is a theatre/performance creator, performance scholar and theatre instructor. His work (both creative and academic) is based in exploring interdisciplinary art-making and collective-driven devised theatre creation. Much of this exploration, research and creative output has occurred through his work with [elephants] collective and Boundary Conditions/Performance Assembly, both of which he is a founding member. Select recent projects include: Operations (1945-2006): Movements (bc/pa, Nuit Blanche 2018), 4 ½ (ig)noble truths (Why Not Theatre – Pi Theatre 2019, In the Soil 2018, UNO Festival 2017, Theatre Centre 2016, SummerWorks 2016), A Wake for Lost Time ([elephants] collective - Katzman Contemporary 2017, DaPoPo Live-In Festival 2016, SummerWorks 2015), Surplus Party Guest ([elephants] collective - Katzman Contemporary 2016), A Kitchen Sink Drama ([elephants] collective - Rhubarb Festival 2016), and Stare.Print.Blue (digifest 2015 & Open Spaces: SURVIVAL Festival, Berlin 2014). Michael teaches at the Randolph College for the Performing Arts, Brock University and the University of Toronto. He also sometimes tries to write his PhD.