Green Thumb Bids Farewell to General Manager Breanne Harmon
Vancouver,BC - After six years at Green Thumb, four of them serving as Green Thumb’s General Manager,Breanne Harmon will be departing from Green Thumb Theatre. She will be joining Persephone Theatre in Saskatoon this fall as their Executive Director. The Board of Directors, staff and entire Green Thumb company wish Breanne the very best in her new role and thank her for her work with Green Thumb.
Breanne Joined the Green Thumb team in 2016 as the Tour & Education Manager, and in 2018 was appointed General Manager, succeeding Linda Gorrie after her return tothe Vancouver International Film Festival.
Successfully leading the organization during the pandemic, she oversaw the COVID-19 Artist Relief Fund, and ensured Green Thumb maintained a healthy financial position during this most precarious time. Prior to the pandemic, Breanne had increased Green Thumb’s presence in the US market with multiple shows touring cross border. As Tour & Education Manager, Breanne was at the helm of Green Thumb’s most successful tour in recent decades, selling close to twenty weeks of performances for the 2017-18 tour ofJohn Lazarus’ Not So Dumb. Alongside Artistic Director Rachel Aberle, Breanne has ensured Green Thumb has and continues to invest deeply in racial equity work and is at the forefront of anti-racism and anti-oppression practices within the sector.
Cheryle Beaumont, Chair of the Board of Directors is pleased for Breanne and will miss her administrative dedication and close work with the Board and staff. “We have been fortunate to have had Breanne leading the administrative team during the last four years. Her dedication and diligence during the pandemic are particularly note-worthy as is her teamwork with Rachel Aberle on their shared new initiatives”.
Rachel Aberle adds, “It has been a great pleasure to work and grow alongside Breanne over the past several years at Green Thumb, first as staff, and then as co-leaders. While she will be missed, I look forward to seeing what she takes on at Persephone. I know no matter what she will approach it with dedication and diligence.”
From Breanne, “Green Thumb has been my home for the past six years. I am incredibly proud of the work we have done within the organization to forward racial equity and accessibility in our daily practices, and for continually placing high artistic value on work for young audiences. Having the pleasure to work alongside both Patrick McDonald and Rachel Aberle, and the dedicated Board of Directors and staff these past six years has been nothing short of incredible. I have learned a great deal of the importance of TYA within the theatre ecology and am deeply proud of the work that has come out of Green Thumb the past 46years.”
The Board of Directors will commence the search for Green Thumb’s new General Manager shortly. Details of the recruitment process will be shared soon.