NAC Presents brings Canada’s most exciting and vibrant artists to the national stage in a uniquely dynamic performance series. From cutting-edge circus to Canadian music icons and GRAMMY-nominated songwriters the series is proof of this country’s massive talent. Producer Simone Deneau leads us on a journey of discovery through diversity of genre, language and style resulting in a season of truly spectacular performances. Be a part of it!
As Producer of Variety and Community Programming, Simone Deneau oversees Variety Programming which includes the newly-minted NAC Presents series of all-Canadian artists, popular Broadway performances and the entertainment world’s top performers.
Ms. Deneau is also responsible for Fourth Stage Community Programming, which provides a superb performance space to the region’s developing and established artists. Since its creation in 2001, Community Programming has featured thousands of music acts performing in a wide variety of styles, including folk, jazz, hip hop, blues, classical and opera.
Ms. Deneau additionally oversees various special events, such as the Canadian Improv Games, the Cappies and the NAC’s popular Canada Day celebrations, which attract thousands of visitors every year.
Ms. Deneau joined the NAC in 1978. Prior to her appointment as Producer of Variety and Community Programming, she was Assistant Director of Patron Services She has law degree from the University of Ottawa and is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada.
Xavier Forget has been involved in the performing arts for more than 20 years. He joined the National Arts Centre in 1997and was the Technical Director for French Theatre for numerous years. In this role, he had the privilege to work alongside such directors as Paul Buissonneau, Denis Marleau and Marti Maraden. In 2009, Xavier was the technical director for Wajdi Mouawad’s theatre company, and took part in the creation of Trilogie Littoral, Incendies, Forêts at le Palais des Papes in Avignon, France. Xavier was named Associate Producer for the newly created Variety and Community Programming department in 2010. He is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada.
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