Queen's University

Tim Fort


Education: PhD, Drama, University of Toronto

Email: fortt@queensu.ca

Office: Theological Hall, Room 110

(613) 533-6000 ext.74331

Email: fortt@queensu.ca

Since arriving in 1986, Tim has taught a wide range of courses at Queen's including design, directing, theatre administration and musical theatre. He received his PhD. from the University of Toronto's Graduate Centre for the Study of Drama where his doctoral thesis, and much of his subsequent writing, examined late nineteenth-century lighting design and staging.

Since the 1970's Tim has been active as a designer, director and performer in the professional theatre. A member of the Associated Designer's of Canada, he has designed lighting and/or scenery for over 200 productions including the world premieres of And All For Love at the National Arts Centre and Judith Thompson’s Hothouse at The Isabel Bader Centre.  He also recently designed lighting for Driving Miss Daisy at both the Thousand Islands Playhouse and Western Canada Theatre – theatres now run by Queen’s Drama alumni Ashlie Corcoran and Daryl Cloran. In the Kingston area, he has directed and designed many productions (including Chantecler, Marry Me A Little, Goblin Market and Winter Wonderettes) for Theatre Kingston. In the summers, Tim has spent the past 44 years at the Weston Playhouse in Weston, Vermont (serving as producing director since 1988) where he has had the opportunity to work with, and learn from, many top notch Broadway and Regional performers and designers. At Weston he has directed more than 60 productions including the recent Vermont premieres of Les Misérables, The Other Place, Avenue Q, and Spelling Bee.  For many years Tim has also supervised the Playhouse's Young Company training program as well as its after-hours cabaret.

For the Department, Tim served as Head from 2001 until 2012 – and he has most recently directed and designed Threepenny Opera in Con Hall, and Unity (1918), Candide, and The House of Martin Guerre in the Rotunda Theatre.

(updated: Feb 2016)