Recap of Newbie Secret Theatre Event
On a chilly evening on February 2, 25 Shaw Guild members were treated to a wonderful evening with the newest ensemble members from the upcoming season, as well as a few alumni!
As a culmination of the workshops in which the actors participated as part of the Slaight Family Intensive, a short ensemble piece on love and relationships was shared. The group gathered in the NOTL Public Library and made creative use of the space to share vignettes they had created during the week. It was a privilege to see their fine work and a pleasure to meet them in such an informal setting.
We look forward to seeing each of these fine performers on a regular basis as the season unfolds. Many thanks to Tim Jennings, Tim Carroll and Janet Hanna for making this opportunity available to us.
Members’ Day, October 22, 2018
150 Guild members gathered in the Jackie Maxwell Studio Theatre to congratulate 12 long-service volunteers, including Felicitas Mandeville who was recognized for 50 years of service.
Seated in the theatre, with the hospital bed set of Henry V on the stage, members had a chance to celebrate the award recipients, and to hear guest presentations from Tim Jennings, Executive Director and Diana Donnelly, Director, Far Away. The formal meeting was followed by a reception in the Macdonald Heaslip Lounge.
In photo, Laurie Harley presents long-service plaque to Felicitas Mandeville.
Felicitas started her volunteer career in 1968 just 6 years after the founding of the Festival. “In those days”, Felicitas said “volunteers did everything; they sold tickets, staffed the drink concessions, organized opening nights, and even cleaned up after the performance.”
Felicitas participated in the fundraising campaign to build the current Festival Theatre, and was one of the first members of the Shaw Guild, when it was formed as the volunteer organization of The Shaw in 1974.
Certificates of congratulations were sent by Rob Nicholson, MP, on behalf of the Federal Government, Wayne Gates, MPP, on behalf of the Provincial Government and Tim Carroll, Tim Jennings and Julian Rance on behalf of The Shaw Festival and The Shaw Guild.
20 YEARS OF SERVICE: Jennifer Gardiner, Janice Gore, Sally Harmer, Lorraine Horton, Robert Horton, Lucy Nietresta, Mora Richmond (absent), Pamela Ward, Jean Wesley, Violi Whitmee
25 YEARS OF SERVICE: Carol Reid
50 YEARS OF SERVICE: Felicitas Mandeville
Below, Julian Rance presents long-service awards.