Star Walk

Star Walk
Biography
A graduate of the Theatre Department at UBC in 1965, Rae Ackerman worked in theatre production across Canada from 1965 to 1989 at the Vancouver Playhouse, Theatre Calgary and Alberta Theatre projects, Manitoba Theatre Centre and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, St. Lawrence Centre, National Arts Centre, Expo 67, Neptune Theatre and Charlottetown Festival. In 1989, he moved to the other side of the proscenium, first as General Manager of the Pantages (now Canon) in Toronto and since 1990, as Director of Vancouver Civic Theatres. In 1999 he was awarded the Performing Arts Executive of the Year by the Canadian Session & Tour Guide. He has also worked on design, construction supervision, renovation and/or start-up of 13 theatres across Canada, beginning with the Frederic Wood Theatre at UBC in 1964 and including the Place des Arts, National Arts Centre, Shaw Festival Theatre and the Epcor Centre. Rae was the moving force behind the renewal of the Queen Elizabeth Theatre and the Orpheum as well as opening a new cultural facility on the site of the old Capitol 6 cinema. He is a member of the Executive of the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame and on advisory committees for theatre programs at Niagara College, Grant MacEwen College, Mount Royal College, Sheridan College, Langara College and Capilano University....
Posted: Jun-29-2011