Blue Bridge theatre company founder speaks on theatre’s history, shows

With a forty-year career and experience running theatres all over the world, Brian Richmond has a wealth of experience to offer.

Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre’s Artistic Director Brian Richmond speaks in Sidney Jan. 27.

The Canadian Federation of University Women presents guest speaker Brian Richmond this Tuesday (Jan. 27).

Richmond is an award-winning theatre producer and teacher and the founder and producing artistic director of the Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre.

He’ll talk about the origins of the theatre group, why it was founded and their upcoming shows.

“The thing that’s distinctive about Blue Bridge is we’re the only company that produces the classics, the great plays from the past,” he said, adding that a lot of local companies focus on producing great contemporary and modern work.

“But you wouldn’t want to have a library that only carried the best sellers.”

Richmond, who also teaches at the University of Victoria, said Blue Bridge is one of the leading theatres across the country that provides opportunities to early career theatre artists.

“It’s very hard when you’re a young artist to get those first opportunities, so it’s really important to have a company like this.”

With a forty-year career as a freelance professional director and experience running theatres all over the world, Richmond has a wealth of experience to offer.

The talk begins at 7 p.m. at the Mary Winspear Centre, 2243 Beacon Ave. in Sidney.

For more information, visit cfuwsaanichpeninsula.org or bluebridgetheatre.ca.