December 20, 2018. Now Magazine article by Glenn Sumi, Steve Fisher, and Kathleen Smith.
Note: this article states that “[…] the [Albert Schultz] incident encouraged other people in vulnerable positions to step forward about their experiences at the George Brown Theatre School […]” There is no question the allegations against Schultz helped precipitate broader media coverage of the George Brown story. It is highly inaccurate, however, to imply that the Soulpepper story was the initial inspiration for students at George Brown Theatre School to come forward. George Brown theatre students had first brought their concerns forward to the College administration more than a decade prior to the Schultz scandal.
June 19, 2018. Intermission Magazine article by Christine Brubaker and Jennifer Wigmore.
March 4, 2018. The Varsity (University of Toronto Student Newspaper) article by Maighdlin Mahoney.
Note: this article states that “the first accusations from a former student appeared in February 2017.” Although this is when allegations first appeared publicly, George Brown theatre students had brought their concerns forward to the College administration more than a decade earlier.
February 3, 2018. The Toronto Star article by Karen Fricker.
January 27, 2018. The Dialog (GBC Student Newspaper) article by Steve Cornwell.
January 18, 2018. The Journal (Queen’s University Student Newspaper) article by Vishmayaa Jeyamoorthy.
Note: this article incorrectly states that George Brown theatre students came forward at the same time that the revelations regarding Albert Schultz at Soulpepper were made public. In fact, George Brown theatre school students came forward more than a decade prior.
January 12, 2018. Patrick Cieslar interviewed by Kelly Cutrara, Global News Radio AM 640.
January 12, 2018. The Toronto Star article by Michele Henry and Bruce DeMara.
January 12, 2018. CBC article by Ieva Lucs.
January 9, 2018. She Does The City article by Kaitlin Morrow, Class of 2008.
March 21, 2017. Intermission Magazine article by Maija Kappler. National Theatre School CEO Gideon Arthurs quoted in regards to George Brown allegations: “What that story was about is simply unacceptable. It can’t be allowed to exist. It’s a hangover from a patriarchal age.”
March 1, 2017. NOW Magazine article by Glenn Sumi. Interview with Twitter user “PhantomOfTheTarragon” including question about naming alleged perpetrator.
February 17, 2017. Intermission Magazine article by Megan Robinson describing her experiences at George Brown Theatre School. Numerous further allegations follow in the comment section from former George Brown students and other artists from across the performing arts community.
Update: March 10, 2018: All of the comments to Megan’s article have since been removed by Intermission Magazine out of fear of reprisal from George Brown College. An archived PDF version of the article with the comments can be downloaded here:
March 28, 2012. The Eyeopener article by Jeff Lagerquist. Includes mentions of abuse allegations at George Brown Theatre School.