Lindy Sisson joins the Port Theatre team this July, stepping in as the interim general manager. Photo Contributed

Nanaimo’s Port Theatre appoints new interim general manager

Lindy Sisson joins Port Theatre team

The Port Theatre is adding a new face to the team.

Lindy Sisson is joining the organization as the interim general manager. She starts on July 4. Sisson is taking over the general manager position from Bruce Halliday, who took a leave of absence in September.

“I’m very excited to be joining the incredible Port Theatre team and am looking forward to being part of the dynamic arts scene in Nanaimo, especially working with the community to move the important studio theatre project forward,” said Sisson in a press release.

Sisson was the executive and artistic director for the Act Arts Centre in Maple Ridge for eight years and was recently named as Non-Profit Business Leader of the Year. She received the Arts B.C. Community Arts Champion Award in 2011 and in 2013 was named B.C. Presenter of the Year by the B.C. Touring Council. In 2014 she received Presenter of the Year by the Canadian Presenters Association.

Sisson also worked as the executive and artistic director of the Vancouver International Children’s Festival for ten years.

She has held various volunteer positions over the years. She has a bachelor of arts in theatre and anthropology form the University of Alberta and studied dance at the Grant MacEwan College.