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Jim Morrow

Managing Artistic Director

Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia

Jim Morrow is Managing Artistic Director of Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia. He was first introduced to puppetry in 1978 when he joined Mermaid Theatre as a young performer. His twenty-two tours as a performer with Mermaid have taken him across North America, the United Kingdom, and Asia. He has directed, designed, and carved the puppets for stage, film, television, parks, and industry and has created twenty-four shows for Mermaid, including: Brown Bear Brown Bear, What Do You See; Guess How Much I Love You & I Love My Little Storybook; Goodnight Moon & The Runaway Bunny; The Rainbow Fish; and the award-winning productions of Swimmy, Frederick & Inch by Inch and The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Eric Carle Favourites. Jim’s contributions to the community, both as artist and mentor, have earned him the Nova Scotia government’s highest award for artistic achievement, the Portia White Award; a Doctor of Humanities from his Alma Mater, Acadia University; the Order of Nova Scotia; and the Mickey Minor Award, presented annually by the US-based International Performing Arts for Youth (IPAY) to distinguished artists who have made exemplary contributions to the lives of the children around the world. Jim is a respected teacher who regularly provides mentorship to established and emerging theatre artists and organizations, community groups, and to children of all ages, in his home province of Nova Scotia, throughout North America and around the world. Jim was born in Grand Falls, Newfoundland, lives in Lower Avonport, Nova Scotia, and is the proud father of four children (Kaitlin, Jacob, Cael, and Hannah).

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