- Freelance PM to Facility PM: Moving between the worlds of Being “For Hire” to being “The Hirer”
Ryan McDougall graduated from Fanshawe College’s Technical Theatre program in 2004 and began as a stage carpenter at Blyth Festival. From there his contacts led him to engage in a nine-month Production Management apprenticeship at Opera Atelier where he was Technical Director for four productions at the Elgin Wintergarden Theatre. During this period Ryan acted as a freelance Production Manager for theatre companies all over Toronto. During this time he also worked as the Backspace Technician then the Mainspace Op/TD before becoming Theatre Passe Muraille’s Production Manager in November of 2007. He left the industry in 2013 to pursue corporate banking.