Rouvan Silogix Named Artistic Director of Modern Times Stage Company

Modern Times Stage Company in Toronto has announced that Rouvan Silogix will replace Soheil Parsa as Artistic Director.

Silogix is an award-winning Pakistani-Tanzanian writer, director, performer, and classical pianist whose work primarily explores experimental artforms. Silogix oftens reminages classical texts, finding new and surprising resonances between the past and present.

Most recently, Silogix has contributed his talents to Crow’s Theatre, acting as Associate Artistic Director and Head of New Play, Media Project, and Artist Development. Rouvan is also Founder and Artistic Director of Theatre ARTaud, a surrealist theatre collective run entirely by artists of colour. 

Soheil Parsa, who stepped down as Artistic Director of Modern Times last year, said in a press release: I am very excited about the appointment of Rouvan Silogix as Modern Times’ next Artistic Director. I admire his artistic fearlessness and his collaborative spirit. I have full confidence that this bold, courageous, experienced, and innovative theatre artist will lead the company in new and exciting directions.”

Co-Founding Artistic Director Peter Farbridge added: “Rouvan’s commitment to art that seeks change and his pure love of theatre will bring so much to Modern Times. I am so happy that he has decided to take the company in his hands. I wish him all the best in his new role.”

Modern Times Stage Company has been creating new plays and revisiting classics for 31 years, receiving more than 60 Dora Mavor Moore Award nominations and winning 16 awards. Modern Times will next present The House of Bernarda Alba by Federico Garcia Lorca, directed by Soheil Parsa and featuring Beatriz Pizano in the title role. A co-production with Aluna Theatre, The House of Bernarda Alba is scheduled to open at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre on April 9, 2022.

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Aisling is Intermission's Senior Editor and a breaking news reporter at the Toronto Star. She is President of the Canadian Theatre Critics Association. She also likes British playwright Sarah Kane, most songs by Taylor Swift, and her cat, Fig.