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Jerry Wasserman, professor and head of UBC’s Dept. of Theatre and Film, is to receive the Sam Payne Award from the Union of B.C. Performers which recognizes “humanity, artistic integrity and encouragement of new talent.”
Moving to Vancouver in 1972 to teach English and later, theatre at UBC, Wasserman became an integral part of Vancouver’s burgeoning professional theatre scene, performing on stage and in many American and Canadian film and television shows. He is a well-known theatre reviewer and an editor of Modern Canadian Plays, an anthology used in Canadian theatre courses. Wasserman has influenced thousands of drama students during his 40 years of teaching.
Established in 1984, the Sam Payne Awards are presented annually to honour Canada’s well loved and respected professional actors in two categories.
The holiday season is upon us, and perhaps you are considering giving the gift of a good book! Here are the most lovely and readable and immediately compelling books we have produced recently to help you in your quest. Order soon to have them delivered in the next couple of weeks! (And did you know that ours come nicely packaged?)Tuesday December 3, 2013 in Meta-Talon
by Chloë Filson
In a recent Meta-Talon article, “Reflections on Regionalism,” Megan Jones referred to the “quietly profound writers that dwell in far-off corners and dense urban hotbeds of this vast country.” This description points to one of the most important – or at least one of the most critically discussed – tensions in Canadian literature: urban vs. rural.Thursday November 28, 2013 in Meta-Talon
Tuesday November 26, 2013 in Meta-Talon
“With this magazine cover, I know it’s only a prototype, but with this cover, we decided to concentrate on the mole. This may look to you and me like an ordinary, and might I add rather famous, mole on a human face. Yet if we were to make that assumption, we would both be making a rather naive supposition.”
Candy blinked and stifled a yawn.
“Because,” roared F with wild eyes, nearly startling Candy out of her seat, “the mole is not a real mole at all!”
“Okay, Doc, I believe you. Just chill, okay.”
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