Rob Kempson is a director, writer, and educator who has 15 years of experience in the non-profit professional arts sector. He was appointed as the new Artistic Producer at the Capitol Theatre in the summer of 2021.
Rob has served in various artistic leadership positions, including as Associate Artistic Director at the Thousand Islands Playhouse (Gananoque, ON) and as Associate Artistic Producer at Theatre Passe Muraille (Toronto, ON). Earlier this year, he was named Co-Artistic Producer of ARC, an ensemble-based company dedicated to producing international work. He was also the founding Artistic Director of timeshare performance, a multi-award-winning Toronto-based collective, and has worked across the province as a freelance director and playwright.
With experience as both an artistic and administrative leader, Rob is well-known for his commitment to community engagement. His career has been marked by an integrated approach to arts education, finding opportunities for participation and engagement in professional theatre-making with audiences of all ages.
He is a graduate of Queen’s University. More info at robkempson.com or on twitter at @rob_kempson.