Thursday, June 28, 2012

40 Years at Play

Thank you to everyone who came out to PTC’s 40 Years at Play on Tuesday! 

It was very exciting to see so many photographs on display and to take part in the history of PTC. PTC’s photograph archives is a rich resource on Vancouver and Canadian theatre history and it was wonderful to see so many people engaging with these unique records. Theatre history deserves to be remembered and celebrated! On that note, thank you to Lesley Ewen, David King, and Kim Selody for helping to remind us all of how important PTC has been in the development of Canadian playwrights and original artistic expression over the last 40 years.

Thank you to everyone who contributed their knowledge, memories, and anecdotes. Our goal was to connect to PTC contributors and theatre makers and learn from their experience and knowledge, and your engagement and participation allowed us to do just that. It was wonderful speaking with so many playwrights and long-time PTC contributors and I am certain that our archives will be fuller and more intelligible to future generations because of your contributions.

40 Years at Play might have lasted only a few hours but it required a significant amount of preparation, set-up, and oversight, so thank you very much to all of the volunteers who helped us to pull it all together. Your assistance and ideas were very much appreciated!

Also, thank you to our sponsors! Your generous support allowed us to focus on providing access to the photographs, while still being able to treat our guests to excellent refreshments.

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