Metcalf award winner shares stage with ‘fantastic artist’
Image Photo Credit: Chris Mejaki, left, and Keith Barker at the Johanna Metcalf Performing Arts Prizes award ceremony in Toronto.
Keith Barker is one of five recipients of the prestigious Johanna Metcalf Performing Arts Prizes
by Paul Cluff
It could have been recognition for a successful career in the arts, meeting some of his esteemed peers and learning more about their work, or a financial prize that is among the largest for artists in the province.
Instead, the best part of a whirlwind evening for Keith Barker, one of five recipients of the prestigious Johanna Metcalf Performing Arts Prizes, was getting a chance to introduce arts industry movers and shakers to his friend and “protégé”, Chris Mejaki, at a ceremony at the Gardiner Museum in Toronto.
Barker, Director of New Plays at the Stratford Festival, enjoyed sharing the stage with his Stratford Festival colleague and friend.