He's currently hard at work organizing community conversations about the connection the school shares with Montreal.
Arthurs, the former general manager of Tarragon Theatre in Toronto, moved to Villeray with his playwright wife, Erin Shields, and his two daughters in the summer of 2014.
The 35-year-old's ultimate goal is to raise the NTS's profile and help make it a vital part of Canada's vibrant theatre community.
Arthurs tells Jeanette Kelly about his plans to educate young artists who will question the status quo on Cinqà six.
Listen the the interview here and tune in to Cinq à six on Saturday, Feb. 14 at 5 p.m.