Herbert Whittaker: Catalyst for Change in Canadian Theatre

Sketch of Herbert Whittaker

September 2010
to September 2011


Macdonald Heaslip Walkway of Theatre History

Curated by Kate Barris

The founding chair of Theatre Museum Canada, Herbert William Whittaker (1910 – 2006) helped shape and promote Canadian theatre as a critic, mentor, set and costume designer, director, author, collector, visionary, advocate and friend.

The exhibit highlighted important designs, writings and materials donated to establish the Herbert Whittaker Collection, the first contribution to our permanent collection.

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