Geordie Brown was recently appointed as the new Artistic Director (AD) of The Guild’s Summer Festival. Brown has a long list of credits as a performer, director and creator in Atlantic Canada and beyond.
Brown created and directed The Guild’s production of Singalong Jubilee—A Musical Tribute in 2019. He also directed Stan Rogers: A Matter of Heart at The Guild in 2016.
As an actor and singer, Brown has performed on stages across Canada.His acting career began in the film and television industry, leading to many noteworthy credits including a supporting role in Jodi Picoult’s The Tenth Circle alongside the late Kelly Preston.
Outside of the arts, Brown has made a second career as a community outreach worker and youth care practitioner with high-risk and marginalized communities. He holds certifications from the Canadian Centre of Diversity and Inclusion, Indigenous Awareness Canada, and Pride at Work Canada.
As AD, Brown will oversee all programming during The Guild’s summer season, in addition to directing professional theatre productions.
Brown looks forward to connecting with the community amplifying historically underrepresented voices. “Seeing yourself and your stories up on stage is incredibly powerful, and it’s not something that all of us have had the chance to experience,” he explains.
He will also collaborate with Lori Linkletter, The Guild’s Artistic Director of children’s programming, to explore new practical learning opportunities for aspiring artists at The Guild’s Music Theatre School.