Hello from the new leadership team of Intermission Magazine!
You’ll have read in founding publisher Philip Riccio’s essay on Friday that he’s moved on from running this publication, which he created in 2016 and which has flourished ever since as a site for lively, artist-led coverage of theatre in Toronto and increasingly, beyond. Theatre critic and academic Karen Fricker joined the team as an editorial advisor in March 2022, working closely with senior editor Aisling Murphy on bringing reviews into Intermission’s coverage. Suzanne Cheriton, longtime associate of the Company Theatre, came on board in January 2023, and brings her extensive experience as a publicist and producer to the publishing side of Intermission’s activities.
We came together around our shared belief in the value of keeping Intermission going and the urgent need to maintain space for smart, engaged coverage of Canadian theatre. We’re thrilled to report that the previous fiscal year was Intermission’s most robust to date, and with the existing team of Murphy, Jessica Watson, and Janice Peters Gibson, Intermission is as lively as ever, and preparing for the 2023-24 season.
We want to again thank Philip for his leadership in launching Intermission and stewarding it over the last seven years, and we are so excited for what the future holds!
Karen Fricker & Suzanne Cheriton