Christopher Newton, previous creative director of the Shaw Festival, has actually passed away. Its present organizers credit him for “revitalizing” the celebration in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont., throughout his 30- year period.
Christopher Newton, a previous creative director of the Shaw Festival, has actually passed away.
Organizers of the celebration in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont., shared news of the 85- year-old’s death on social networks.
They credit Newton with renewing the celebration, which does theatre motivated by playwright George Bernard Shaw, throughout his period as creative director from 1979 to 2002.
Among Newton’s contributions were the advancement of unique celebration seasons, the facility of an irreversible acting ensemble and the development of a creative training program now called the Slaight Family Academy.
A star, director and playwright, Newton likewise acted as the creative director of both Theatre Calgary and the Vancouver Playhouse.
The Shaw Festival states it will commemorate Newton’s life at a proper time.
” Thank you Mr. Newton for your numerous contributions to the Shaw Festival and Canadian theatre,” the celebration tweeted. “Your light and assistance will be missed out on.”
Mr. Newton made a special effect and life-long contributions to the Canadian theatre landscape and carrying out arts. In addition to an abundance of acting, directing credits and creative director posts, he functioned as the Shaw Festival’s creative director from 1979 up until 2002.
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