Mitchell Cushman is a director, producer, educator, and Co-Artistic Director of Outside the March, one of Canada’s leading site-specific theatre companies.
For Outside the March
With OtM, Mitchell has staged such award-winning immersive theatrical experiences as Vitals, Terminus, Passion Play, and Mr. Marmalade.
As a director, Mitchell’s work has been seen on stages as large as the Royal Alexander Theatre, in spaces as intimate as a kindergarten classroom, and in locales as remote as Whitehorse and Munich. Other favourite directing credits include: New Jerusalem (Harold Green); I, Claudia, The Last of Romeo and Juliet, Possible Worlds (Talk is Free); The Cripple of Inishmaan (Studio Theatre).
He has received numerous distinctions for his theatre work, including two Dora Awards for Outstanding Independent Production (Vitals, Mr. Marmalade), the Siminovitch protégé award, the Ken McDougal Award, and the Toronto Theatre Critics’ awards for Best Production and Best Director (Terminus).
Mitchell is a graduate of the University of Alberta’s MFA Directing program.
Next year, he will direct Possible Worlds as part of the 2015 Stratford Festival season.