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Author: Dwayne Brenna
ISBN: 9781897235959 Categories: LITERARY CRITICISM, Non-fiction, Drama
Publication Date: 15 July, 2011
Dimensions: 6.05 x 9"

Twenty-fifth Street Theatre Players was established in 1972 as an artists’ collective under the direction of the enigmatic Andreas Tahn. The company would proceed to incorporate in 1974 and become the first professional theatre company in Saskatoon and the legacy it would leave would be nationally acclaimed. But as Brenna details in this succinct genesis of the Theatre, how it managed its personality conflicts, confronted its obstacles of inadequate funding, and grappled with the shifting of its artistic vision makes this account of 25th Street Theatre a unique and original history

About the Author

Dwayne Brenna has acted at the Stratford Festival and at the Edinburgh Fringe. He has appeared on television in various nationally and internationally broadcast programs including ‘For the Record’, ‘Judge’ (CBC Toronto), ‘The Great Electrical Revolution’, and The Incredible Story Studio (Mind’s Eye). His movie credits include The Wars, Painted Angels, and Black Light. Brenna was heard regularly on CBC Saskatchewan radio in the character of Eddie Gustafson. An active researcher and writer, Brenna’s recent publications include Scenes from Canadian Plays and George Dibdin Pitt: Actor and Playwright. A book of fiction, Eddie Gustafson’s Guide to Christmas was published in 2000. Brenna is also a contributor to the Routledge Who’s Who in Contemporary World Theatre (2000) and to the New Dictionary of National Biography (2004). His most recent publication is Emrys’ Dream: Greystone Theatre in Photographs and Words published by Thistledown Press in 2007.

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