Norman Armour

Last updated: April 17, 2019

Norman Armour is a Vancouver-based live performing arts specialist with over 30 years of experience. His career has included work as a festival director, curator, theatre producer, stage director, and interdisciplinary artist. In 2005, he co-founded the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, serving as its Artistic and Executive Director for 14 years. Prior to that, co-founded and he led the interdisciplinary spirited Rumble Productions, a mainstay of Vancouver’s thriving independent theatre scene. Since graduating from Simon Fraser University’s School for the Contemporary Arts in 1986, he has collaborated on over 120 works for the stage and other media. His career covers a wide range of creative interests: acting for television, film and the stage; new writing and devised works; contemporary and classical interpretations; site-specific endeavours and live-remote radio broadcasts, along with contemporary large-scale interdisciplinary collaborations and events. His work has been recognized with 37 Jessie Richardson Award nominations, City of Vancouver Civic Merit Award, Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, Vancouver Mayor’s Arts Award, and Simon Fraser University’s Distinguished Alumni in Arts. This June he will receive an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts, honoris causafrom Simon Fraser University. Norman currently works with the Australia Council for the Arts as an International Development Consultant for North America (Canada, USA).