Sharon Pollock shall be remembered as a titan of Canadian theatre and a genius, eccentric artist who spoke her thoughts.
The 85-year-old died Thursday evening in Calgary after an extended battle with most cancers.
“Sharon’s influence on me was profound, from her brutal honesty to her broad data on so many topics. Spending time with Sharon was a masterclass in writing, being an artist and a productive member of society. Sharon was such an ideal instance and inspiration,” pal and colleague Dale Lee Kwong stated.
“She helped so many artists, particularly at first of their careers after they weren’t positive of themselves. She handled them one on one and equally. It was a marvellous reward.”
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Pollock was a famend playwright, actress and former inventive director at Theatre Calgary.
Stafford Arima, the present inventive director at Theatre Calgary, met Pollock in 2017 throughout a run of her ultimate play, Blow Wind Excessive Water.
“She was so distinctive as a human being. Her ardour as an artist was steeped in her DNA. She was a titan of expertise, persona and spirit,” Arima stated.
Theatre Calgary expressed its condolences on-line, saying Pollock was “a fierce, daring and groundbreaking artist whose work helped form the Canadian panorama.”
Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi tweeted his condolences, calling Pollock “one of the necessary voices in Canadian theatre.”
Pollock based Garry Theatre in Calgary and received two Governor Normal’s Awards for her performs Blood Relations and Doc.
She was additionally named to the Order of Canada.
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