#32 The Bellows: Leaving the Business / by Michael Kruse

This presentation of The Bellows, a monthly informal discussion about living and working in theatre, concerns leaving the business. What do you do when you get into your career in theatre and discover that there is something you are missing? Maria Costa, Michelle Bailey, and Katie Pounder discuss their entrance, love of, and eventual exit from theatre.  There is life after theatre, if you want one, but it is not always the one you plan for. The Bellows is organised by Christopher Ross, Pip Bradford, and Kevin Hutson.


Kevin Hutson, head scenic carpenter at the Tarragon Theatre


Maria Costa, administrative coordination at Radiation Safety Institute of Canada, and formerly a stage manager for 20 years, and a supervisor at Humber College.

Michelle Bailey, owner/operator of Barkbusters Hamilton-Niagara, and formally a wardrobe technician.

Katie Pounder, associate director of student services at Pearson Higher Learning Education, and formerly an arts administrator at Young People's Theatre, Theatre Passe Muraille, and Tapestry Opera.