Accomplished Director, Paul Thompson will address an audience at 7 p.m. at John Abbott’s Casgrain Theatre.
Admission is free, but participants can donate to the Abbott food bank (bring nonperishable food items). Following is a bio of this famous Canadian: Paul Thompson, director, producer, playwright (b at Charlottetown 4 May 1940 emerged as an important figure in the Canadian alternative theatre movement as artistic director of Toronto’s THEATRE PASSE MURAILLE (1970-82).
Thompson pioneered the development of the COLLECTIVE CREATION process. His productions were characterized by their Canadian subject matter and the exploration and creation of Canadian myths. They include Doukhobors (1970), The Farm Show (1972), 1837: The Farmers’ Revolt (1973, written with Rick SALUTIN), I Love You, Baby Blue (1975), Far As the Eye Can See (1977) written with Rudy WIEBE) and Linda Griffiths’ Maggie and Pierre (1980). Thompson was director-general of the National Theatre School (NTS) in Montréal from 1987 to 1991.
Thanks to associate deans Haughey and McKendy, Storyfest Hudson and Theatre Passe-Muraille for this event.