Thomas Morgan Jones, Artistic Director
Lisa Li, Managing Director
Thom (he/him) has worked across Canada and internationally as a director, playwright, dramaturg, instructor, and movement coach. This is his fourth season as artistic director at PTE. He most recently directed Darla Contois’s The War Being Waged, Hannah Moscovitch's Post-Democracy and Ismaila Alfa's VOICE (with Cherissa Richards) on the PTE stage. Other PTE directing credits include: Happy Place by Pamela Mala Sinha, Ghost Light by Shawn Wright, Finding Wolastoq Voice by Natalie Sappier, The Third Colour by Ian Ross, Katharsis by Yvette Nolan and By Grand Central Station (A Heavy Bell production).
He holds a B.A. from the University of Guelph, an M.A. from the University of Toronto, and has trained with SITI Company in NYC, Madrid, Paris, Fredericton and Winnipeg, and The Suzuki Company of Toga (SCOT) in Toga (Japan), Milan and Fredericton.
He is a former playwright in residence with Shakespeare in Action and Cahoots Theatre, artist/educator in residence with Young People’s Theatre, associate artist, and associate artistic director with Theatre Direct, and artistic director of Theatre New Brunswick.
ABOUT LISA LI:
Lisa Li (she/her) is a theatre producer and arts manager with progressive 9+ years of experience managing and overseeing a breadth of programming, budgets, and contracts/agreements. Work includes small and large-scale theatrical productions, musicals, concerts, festivals (dance, music, improvisation, literary, family/TYA), tours, cabaret, site specific work, and digital creations.
From 2016-2020, she was a Producer with Soulpepper Theatre Company where she was responsible for all Soulpepper-produced mainstage productions and live concert programming. She produced 65+ theatrical productions and concerts for Soulpepper in her four-year period. She was the producer on "Soulpepper on 42nd Street", Soulpepper’s month-long residency at New York City’s Signature Theatre, July 2017. Programming for "Soulpepper on 42nd Street" featured 7 full-scale productions, 2 presentations, 3 concerts, a daily cabaret, and various ancillary events.
Occasionally, Lisa Li works in Toronto’s independent theatre community as a producer and consultant. Lisa Li has worked with the Shaw Festival, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, and is on the faculty of Sheridan College.
Lisa Li is the board Chair of ARC and sits on the board of the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres as the Chair of the Labour Relations Committee.