Will This Judge Win Over The Audience? Meet Robert Metcalfe!

It’s time to meet another judge of So You Think You Can Act! Meet Robert Metcalfe, Artistic Director of Prairie Theatre Exchange! We are so ecited to have Bob on our panel of experts judging our celebrities. A favourite in the theatre community, Bob brings his passion for theatre and charisma to the judging table.

Will Bob butt heads with Kayla and Lee? Will Bob and Kayla develop a Paula/Simon or Nigel/Mary relationship? Will Bob judge like J.Lo and tell eveyone they’re great? Let’s learn more about Bob and find out!

Originally from BC, this is Mr. Metcalfe’s ninth year in Winnipeg as the Artistic Director of Prairie Theatre Exchange where he has directed Zadie’s Shoes, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, Unity (1918)Molly’s VeilCopenhagen, Dogbarkedapple, MacGregor’s Hard Ice Cream and GasChimeraHaving Hope at HomeHow it Works, The Vertical Hour, Lawrence and Holloman, Glorious!, The Savannah DisputationBurnin’ Love, and The Secret Mask. This summer, he directed for Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre in Nova Scotia for the fourth year (2011- Caught in the Net, 2010-Sleuth, 2009-Glorious! and 2008-Sexy Laundry, which broke box office records for the Festival).

Before arriving at PTE, he was the Artistic Director of Sunshine Theatre in Kelowna, BC, served as the Associate Artistic Director at Green Thumb Theatre in Vancouver, and had a successful career as a freelance director, actor, dramaturge and fight director after graduating from the acting program at Studio 58 in 1980. Most recently Bob directed The 39 Steps  for the Persephone Theatre in Saskatoon. Bob’s next show at PTE will be Till it Hurts, the new comedy by Douglas Bowie.

He’s never entered a talent contest, nor judged one before, however, Bob has never let lack of experience or inadequate information curtail his judgmental nature.

We can’t wait to see your “judgemental nature” in action Bob!

Please join us February 16th at 8pm, Gas Station Arts Centre! Tickets are limited so purchase yours in advance on our website or by calling 586-2236.

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