Arkady Spivak – Artistic Producer
Arkady Spivak attended York University, Glendon College until 2000, working on a BA in Theatre and Business. In 2000 he joined Barrie’s Gryphon Theatre in the capacity of Marketing and Development Coordinator.
In 2003 Arkady founded Talk Is Free Theatre. Since then the company has produced over 60 productions in Barrie and toured nationally and internationally. Talk Is Free Theatre won a prestigious Dora Award for its co-production of Assassins, which was later seen at the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre in Winnipeg.
While managing a very dynamic and successful arts organization, Arkady continues to be active in the community through various projects and associations. He has served as a Juror for the Theatre Projects Program of the Ontario Arts Council and for Theatre Ontario’s Professional Theatre Training Program.
Randolph J. Johnston