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director: Weyni Mengesha, incoming artistic director of Soulpepper Theatre, is part of a growing trend which sees more women and racialized groups reaching positions of authority in Canadian theatre companies, according to Toronto Star. Richard Lautens / Toronto Star Artistic director Nina Lee Aquino at Factory Theatre in 2015. Factory Theatre's artistic director Nina Lee Aquino posted this message on Facebook last Thursday afternoon along with the grinning face and smiling eyes emoji. Marta Iwanek / Toronto Star The post got 114 likes and loves but interestingly, no comments. The outpouring of support for Mengesha's appointment continues in conversations throughout the theatre community. The theatre world knew exactly what Aquino was talking about, no gloss necessary the announcement earlier that day that Weyni Mengesha is the new artistic director of Soulpepper Theatre. ( As reported in the news.