I was in the first play Roy ever acted in up at Magnus Theatre. Front Page directed by Brian Richmond. We were blocked to do this move – four steps forward, four steps back – a group of four actors in a block and Roy kept going the wrong way. Good fun. He’s made more than a few strides since. 14 years at Stratford (back there again this summer) and recently had a terrific run in a wonderful variety of shows—The Last Confession, Father Comes Home from the Wars, Incident at Vichy, It’s a Wonderful Life. Roy believes in humanity and people’s rights including the most important one – the right to be. He sees art in its context. He has a wide range of artistic knowledge and writes, directs, paints and gifted with a wonderful voice. Roy is one of those people who is truly loved by everyone.
The Shout-Outs recognize and celebrate colleagues work and lives.
The people here have a commonality with me in being part of the film and theatre community and having faced similar struggles to keep going and take their place.
Most of them have some similarities in method and ideas on the work.
The Shout-Outs also give a chance to see fifty years of history in the performance world in Canada. They show that continuity of individuals in the industry both in their quality and the quantity of work.
An opportunity for those entering the profession to see and read about those who have gone before them.