Star Walk

Theatre, Star Walk, Deceased
Biography
After graduating from UBC, John taught in BC high schools for a few years, then went on to Yale to get his doctorate in Fine Arts. In 1961 he came back to UBC to join the Theatre department where he taught Theatre History, Dramatic Literature, directing and acting . When Dorothy Sommerset retired in 1965, he became head of the department, a position he held for 22 years . He continued as associate professor until he retired in 1994 . He was a highly regarded director the the Vancouver International Festival, at the early Arts Club, the Playhouse, and at the Freddy Wood Theatres, both old and new. Notable among the more than loo productions he directed were Henry IV Part One, Misalliance, The Three Sisters, Waiting for Godot (Canadian premier), Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf and Twelfth Night....
Posted: Apr-9-2011