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Tim Yerxa is the Executive Director of the Fredericton Playhouse (NB), where he is responsible for the overall operation and development of Fredericton’s premiere performance venue. He oversees an annual multidisciplinary presentation series of 40+ performances as well as an extensive education and outreach program. He has also produced several projects for the Playhouse, including world premiere production of The Bricklin by Allen Cole and Paul Ledoux, which he commissioned in 2009. Under his leadership, the 709-seat venue was named Organization of the Year (2003, 2010) by the Canadian Arts Presenting Association (CAPACOA), the Fredericton Chamber of Commerce’s Business Excellence Award – Community Impact winner (2008), and Venue of the Year (2006, 2007, & 2009) by the East Coast Music Association. He was the first recipient of the New Brunswick Foundation for the Arts’ Caisses populaires acadiennes Arts and Cultural Managememt Award in 2009.
He has volunteered with a number of organizations including serving as chairman of Fredericton’s prestigious Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival from 1997 until 2000 and the 2008 East Coast Music Awards and Conference. Tim is a past president of the Canadian Arts Presenters Association (CAPACOA) and the Atlantic Presenters Association (APA).