Franco Boni is practically synonymous with the Theatre Centre, the arts institution he ran for the past 16 years — in fact, we’re speaking inside the Parkdale venue’s main performance space, the Franco Boni Theatre. “It’s certainly an odd way to end, because it’s not what I’ve done over the last however many years,” he says, in front of the play’s circular set placed right in the middle of the Franco Boni Theatre. From his earlier professional experiences, Boni brought an appreciation of artists with him to the Theatre Centre. By the time money was put aside to renovate the Carnegie Library, it was already decided that the Theatre Centre would be its new inhabitant. “But the Theatre Centre had been doing a really good job of supporting artists and seeding work.
Source: thestar May 15, 2019 16:30 UTC