news | Monday July 27, 2020

George Elroy Boyd has passed at age 68

We are sad to share that Talon author and former CBC broadcaster George Elroy Boyd has died.

Born in 1952, Boyd was a highly acclaimed Nova Scotian playwright and journalist. His plays have been produced by the Neptune Theatre, Eastern Front Theatre, Obsidian Theatre, and the CBC. The founder of the Canadian Black Theatre Society, Boyd was nominated for a Governor General’s Award for his play Consecrated Ground (2000). Another play, Gideon’s Blues, was been adapted into film, which was released in the winter of 2004.

Our condolences to his loved ones.

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