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January: Company and Director

january: She replaces Albert Schultz, who resigned in January after four female company members came forward with allegations of sexual misconduct and harassment, according to NOW Magazine. The women's civil cases against Soulpepper and Schultz were settled out of court in the summer. Gifted director Weyni Mengesha is the new artistic director of the city's largest not-for-profit theatre company. Mengesha's hiring comes a month and a half after the company brought on a new executive director, Emma Stenning, who replaced Leslie Lester who also resigned in January, and is Schultz's wife . Mengesha, who takes on her new role in January 2019, has a long history with the company. This means a lot to me, since it's like a homecoming, and I think Soulpepper is really well positioned for growth, said Mengesha in an interview earlier this week. She was part of its inaugural Soulpepper Academy, in 2006, and has directed some of its most acclaimed productions, including Kim's Convenience, A Raisin In The Sun and Father Comes Home From The Wars Parts I, II, III which won a Dora last year for best production. ( As reported in the news.