New creative director for Rotary Centre for the Arts in Kelowna – Kelowna Information

New vision for Kelowna art

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Anthony James, new Artistic Director at Kelowna’s Rotary Centre for the Arts.

There’s a new person at the helm of Kelowna’s Rotary Centre for the Arts.

Anthony James brings over 35-years of experience to the position of artistic director, as an award-winning executive producer, artistic director, writer and presenter.

“As a leading figure in theatre productions who has pushed its boundaries throughout his career, Anthony is an outstanding addition to the RCA, the arts and culture hub of Kelowna,” says Rotary Centre executive director Colleen Fitzpatrick.

“Our newly re-imagined position of artistic director has been created due to our growing demand for high-quality performances in Kelowna, one of the fastest-growing cities in Canada.”

James’ has produced and directed more than 350 projects, including full-length Broadway musicals, plays, cabarets and concerts.

“It is my pleasure to join the RCA as Artistic Director for the 20th Anniversary Season,” says James. “To enhance and expand the RCA’s artistic scope, audience base, and programming, I will focus and commit to developing a vision that encompasses both the continued presentation of global artists and events as well as the introduction of RCA’s ‘self-produced’ productions.”

James’ says he is committed to contributing to the vibrant cultural and artistic landscape in Kelowna and presenting high-quality professional productions that celebrate cultural diversity, while still providing uplifting, engaging, inspiring, and thought-provoking entertainment for all.

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