By Tyler Sutherland
The Manitoba Theatre for Young People will have a new general manager at the helm as of August 15.
After a national search, MTYP’s board of directors chose Bill Crook.
Crook has an extensive history with MTYP, and served on the theatre’s board starting in 1986 and served as board chair from 1988-89. He was later appointed general manager in 2001. In 2004, he left to become executive producer of the homecoming celebration for the 25th anniversary of the Rick Hansen Wheels In Motion World Tour.
Crook replaces Denise Lysak, who resigned to pursue an opportunity as GM of Vancouver’s Green Thumb Theatre.