Fonds MS-2-777 - Mary Vingoe fonds

Living Curiosities, the Story of Anna Swan - Film Treatment Song and hand written notes regarding Living Curiosities, the Story of Anna Swan

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Mary Vingoe fonds

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  • 1980-2005 (Creation)

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2.5 m of textual records and graphic material

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Mary Vingoe was born in Halifax NS and attended Dalhousie University where she graduated with honours and received The University Medal in Theatre in 1976. She completed her MA in Drama at the University of Toronto in 1977. She lived in Toronto for 13 years before returning to Nova Scotia. She is married to composer and saxophonist Paul Cram and they have two daughters. She is the founding Artistic Director of the Magnetic North Theatre Festival in Ottawa, a co-founder and past Artistic Director of Toronto’s feminist Nightwood Theatre, a co-founder and past co-Artistic Director of Ship’s Co. Theatre in Parrsboro and co-founder and past Artistic Director of The Eastern Front Theatre in Halifax. She has directed for major theatres across the country and has acted and written for stage, radio, TV and film. She has been closely associated with the work of many Canadian playwrights, in particular Wendy Lill, for whom she has directed five world premieres four of which were nominated for The Governor General’s Award for Drama. Mary has received many awards including the Mayor’s Award for Achievement in Theatre (2007); the Portia White Prize The, Nova Scotia's highest award for artistic excellence (2009) Robert E. Merritt Award for Achievement in Theatre, and she was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2011. She was recently Crake Fellow in Drama at Mount Allison University in New Brunswick, Canada.

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Fonds have been donated by the creator, Mary Vingoe.

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Fonds includes manuscripts, scripts, and personal papers belonging to Mary Vingoe. Fonds also includes theatre programs, contracts, and photographs.

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There are no access restrictions on these materials. All materials are open for research.

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Materials do not circulate and must be used in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room. Materials may be under copyright. Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.

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Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Mary Vingoe fonds, MS-2-777, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives and Special Collections, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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November 2014

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