Fonds pfla-2097 - Irene Prothroe fonds

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Irene Prothroe fonds

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pfla pfla-2097

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  • 1936-1989 (Creation)
    Irene Prothroe

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1.6 m of textual records. -- ca. 280 photographs

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Irene Prothroe (nee Powlan, 1925-1989) taught in the Banff Centre Theatre Department from 1958-1970 and served as Head of the Musical Theatre Division from 1970-1974. After her studies with Maria Ouspenskaya at the American Repertory Theatre in Los Angeles (1946-1949), the Shakespeare Foundation Group (1949), and Morris Carnovsky and Hanya Holm in New York (1950), she taught in the Theatre Department at the University of British Columbia (1954-1957). She completed a B.A. at the University of Alberta (1960) and a B.Ed. at the University of Calgary (1963), directed performances at the Calgary Arts Centre Theatre (1960-1964), and served as a drama advisor to the University of Calgary (1961-1974), concurrent to acting in and directing productions at the Banff Centre. She worked as a radio drama producer for CBC Calgary (1974-1981) and founded the 85th Street Players, a touring dinner theatre group, in Calgary in 1982.

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Fonds consists of production files, correspondence, scrapbooks, School of Fine Arts files, and radio scripts.

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The records were donated to the Archives by Raphine Locke in January 1990.


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