Rick Banville

Director of Production - Young People's Theatre


Rick has been a Production Manager for over fifteen years, working alongside some of Canada’s leading artists and companies while having the great fortune of touring theatre, opera, dance and music throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Canada and the United States. After recently completing a 3-year term with Opera Lyra Ottawa as Director of Production, Rick was engaged in a variety of projects, including touring extensively with Tafelmusik and helping to produce ISPA’s and CAPACOA's annual conferences. Prior to moving to Ottawa, Rick was Opera Atelier’s resident Production Manager and Volcano Theatre’s Technical Producer. Rick has also Production Managed for various summer theatres including the Bluewater Summer Playhouse (1999–2002), The Blyth Festival (2003), Resurgence Summer Festival (2004) and The Stratford Summer Music Festival (2008). Between 2004 and 2007, Rick was proud to sit on the Toronto Arts Council Theatre Committee. Rick teaches a course on National & International Touring at the National Theatre School in Montreal. Currently, Rick is the Director of Production at Young People’s Theatre in Toronto.

COURSES:  Developing a Production Calendar



P.M. Arts Instructors

S.M.Arts Board Vice-President
Course(s): Harrassment & Discrimination, an HR Perspective
Director of Business Rep Services, CAEA - Canadian Actors' Equity Association
Course(s):

Navigating the CTA (Canadian Theatre Agreement)

Senior Representative, Re:Sound Music Licensing
Course(s):

P.M.Arts Discussion Series presented by S.M.Arts Stage Managing the Arts

Turn Down the Pink Noise: Clarifying the roles of SOCAN and Re:Sound in Canadian Theatre Production

Strategic Account Manager, SOCAN
Course(s):

P.M.Arts Discussion Series presented by S.M.Arts Stage Managing the Arts

Turn Down the Pink Noise: Clarifying the roles of SOCAN and Re:Sound in Canadian Theatre Production

Manager of Digital Media and Learning Technologies, Canada's National Ballet School
Course(s):

P.M.Arts Discussion Series presented by S.M.Arts Stage Managing the Arts

Turn Down the Pink Noise: Clarifying the roles of SOCAN and Re:Sound in Canadian Theatre Production

President, Catalyst TCM Inc.
Course(s): CONTRACTS: The Art of Binding
Director of Production - Young People's Theatre
Installation Supervisor & Project Manager, BaAM Productions
Faculty, Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University
Course(s):

Harrassment and Discrimination, an HR Perspective

HUMAN RESOURCES I: Put on your HR Hat! (not offered this year)

HUMAN RESOURCES II: Put on your BIGGER HR Hat! (not offered this year)

Director of Operations, Sony Centre for the Performing Arts / Part Time Faculty, Ryerson Theatre School
Course(s):

Multiple Union Contracts - I'm Always in Negotiations!

BUDGETING: Where to Start and Where to Spend

Technical Director, Canadian Opera Company
Production and Operations Manager, Ryerson Theatre School
Director of Production - Canadian Opera Company
Canadian Actors' Equity Association, Business Rep
Course(s):

UNIONS: Navigating the CTA (Canadian Theatre Agreement) (not offered this year)

Juggling Jurisdictions - A Jumble of Collective Agreements (not offiered this year)

Vice-President, BaAM Productions
Course(s): SPECIAL PROJECTS: The Sport of Production Planning
Production Manager - Theatre Passe Muraille
Course(s): Freelance PM to Facility PM: Moving between the worlds of Being "For Hire" to being "The Hirer" (not offered this year)
Arts Manager
Course(s): Reviewing Revenue Streams - Funding & Finance for your Facility (not offered this year)
Theatre Manager & Production Manager, University of Waterloo Department of Drama and Speech Communication
Course(s):

Friend or Foe: Working with your Stage Manager (not offered this year)

A Brave New World: Production Managing for Dance (not offered this year)

Director of Facility Services, Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
Course(s): NEGOTIATIONS: Collective Bargaining - A Necessary evil or an Opportunity for Positive Labour Relations (not offered this year)
President, BaAM Productions
Course(s): THE SPORT OF PRODUCTION PLANNING - Try Using Project Management Techniques Instead
Communications Manager, BaAM Productions
Faculty, Humber College
Consultant, Sellery Health + Safety
Course(s):

Due Diligence for Production Managers

Risk Assessment for Production Managers (not offered this year)