On September 22, 2016, my friend and mentor Iris Turcott – a giant of our profession – died, leaving a prominent hole in my heart, which I imagine is about the size of the small blue ashtray that she used to keep on the blue harvest table in her living room in Toronto, where she helped to shape the Canadian theatrical landscape, and also shape me.
Some people make a difference. This is true in all walks of life. In the world of Canadian dramaturgy, Iris Turcott made a difference. A big one.
You'll find a tribute by Daniel MacIvor here.
A statement from the National Arts Centre here.
Below the Facebook posting you'll find a string of Tweets that capture just a few of the things people said about Iris passing.
Iris Turcott was tremendous force in Canadian theatre and Canadian dramaturgy, and today the flag at the National Arts Centre flew at half-staff in tribute to her incredible legacy. We send our condolences to her family and many friends, as her loss is keenly felt by our community.
LMDA Toronto Mini Conference
WHEN: Monday, June 15, 2015
Registration begins at 9:30 am
Conference from 10am-6pm with optional socializing and beverages afterward.
WHERE: Tarragon Theatre Extraspace, 30 Bridgman Ave, Toronto, ON
LMDA Coffee Chats are back!
Spend an hour chatting with Canada's leading dramaturgs. Each session features a guest artist who will share their expertise on a hot topic in our field. These sessions are a great opportunity to swap ideas and inspirations across the country. Open to all members of LMDA.
NEW! LMDA Coffee Break
Spend one hour chatting with Canada's leading dramaturgs. Each session features a guest artist who will share their expertise on a hot topic in our field. These sessions are a great opportunity to swap ideas and inspirations across the country. Open to all members of LMDA Canada.