PuSh appoints Theatre Artist Keltie Forsyth as Director of Operations
July 19, 2022
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Keltie Forsyth as its new Director of Operations. Forsyth enters the collaborative leadership role with a wide range of experience. After beginning her career in Edmonton as an arts manager and programmer, Forsyth completed her MFA in Theatre Directing at the University of British Columbia. Since, she has worked in Vancouver as an arts manager, freelance director, instructor, grant writer, and associate artistic director of both Pi Theatre and Ensemble Theatre Company. Most recently, Forsyth was on the team at Vancouver Creative Space Society, supporting the companies and artists who use Progress Lab 1422. She was also the recipient of the Ray Michal Award for Outstanding Work and/or Body of Work by an Emerging Director at the 2022 Jessie Awards.
The PuSh Board welcomes Keltie to the role with enthusiasm. Her vast understanding of both the performing arts community in Vancouver and the international stage contributes to the knowledge and guidance she can offer to the operations and administration of PuSh, supporting the next phase of the Festival’s development. Forsyth was selected by a hiring committee consisting of PuSh board members Selena Couture, Sadira Rodrigues, and Johnny Trinh, who shared the following statement: “We are excited to support [Keltie] as she shapes the organization’s future with her knowledge, experience and commitment to centring practices of care. Her abilities to organize systems, handle budgets and envision strategic plans – honed at multiple innovative arts organizations – will be valuable to our Festival’s next steps. Additionally, her work to responsibly develop collaboration across differences in both artistic and administrative practices aligns greatly with PuSh’s core values.”
“I am thrilled to be joining an organization that plays such a vital role for audiences and artists in
the performing arts ecosystem in Vancouver. I am so excited to support Gabrielle’s bold curatorial
eye and look forward to working with her, Tom and Margo to steward PuSh through the next stage
of its development.” – Keltie Forsyth