Beth Helmers

Artistic Director, Community Arts Guild

Beth Helmers is a theatre director, producer and arts administrator in the field of community-engaged arts.  Other interests that inform her work are puppetry, sewing and textile art, installation, public art, and gardening.  She is the Artistic Director of Community Arts Guild, a community-engaged arts company in East Scarborough, where most recently she directed an outdoor community-engaged performance called Unfolding; produced a participatory textile installation called INTERLACING; and directed What Was My Backyard? an immersive TYA performance and arts education residency in partnership with Jumblies and Theatre Direct.

Beth is currently co-directing an intergenerational puppetry cabaret with a team of artists, youth and seniors.  Beth has taught in the theatre programs at Centennial College and Ryerson University, was the recipient of a George Cedric Metcalf Foundation performing arts internship and holds a BFA in acting from Ryerson University. She is a past board member of MABELLEarts and sits on the steering committee for the East Scarborough Storefront.