Robert Metcalfe is the Artistic Director of Winnipeg's Prairie Theatre Exchange (PTE).
This is Mr. Metcalfe’s twelfth year as the Artistic Director of Prairie Theatre Exchange. Some of his favourite plays he’s directed here include Zadie’s Shoes, Unity (1918), Copenhagen, apple, Chimera, The Best Brothers, Small Things (which he has just directed) and any play by Morris Panych. Bob is proud of establishing the Carol Shields Festival of New Works and the PTE Playwrights Unit (which resulted in the world premieres of Burnin’ Love, The Secret Mask, The Brink, and Social Studies, all of which he directed). In recent years, he directed for Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre in Nova Scotia for four summers.
Before PTE, he was the Artistic Director of Sunshine Theatre in Kelowna, BC, served as the Associate Artistic Director at Green Thumb Theatre in Vancouver, and had an active career as a freelance director, actor, dramaturge, and fight director after graduating from the acting program at Studio 58 in 1980.