Over the next few months, Andrea Surich will be sharing her time between Watermark Theatre in North Rustico and Confederation Centre of the Arts (CCOA) in Charlottetown, facilitating a smooth transition for both arts centres as she leaves her General Manager (GM) position at Watermark to join the Senior Management group as the GM of Theatre at CCOA.
Surich joins the team following half a decade with Watermark Theatre. She succeeds Dean Constable in the GM role for the Centre.
“I would like to recognize former GM Dean Constable, who recently moved on to new endeavours,” says CCOA Executive Director Steve Bellamy. “Dean was a part of the Centre for 16 years, and we are very thankful for his contributions. His dedication and many innovations have been essential to the growth of both the Charlottetown Festival and the Theatre Department.”
Before joining Watermark Theatre, Surich was Production Manager at the Grand Theatre in London, ON and spent years as Technical Director at the Stratford Festival. She joined the leadership at Watermark in 2015. Since then, the company has experienced exponential growth at the box office, launched a successful mentorship program, and delivered theatre productions every summer to critical acclaim.
“Andrea has had an incredible impact on our company and is a major reason why the theatre is in such great shape, both artistically and financially,” says Watermark’s Robert Tsonos. “We are going to miss her immensely but also wish her well in her new position.”