Memoriam: Peter Mannering
Peter grew up in North Vancouver, performed in the early years of Theatre
Under the Stars and the Frederic Wood Theatre, founded a short-lived opera
company in Vancouver, and was a key member of the Totem Theatre, a Vancouver
contemporary of Ottawa's Canadian Repertory Theatre. After working
for Stratford and the MTC in their early years, Peter founded Bastion Theatre
in Victoria and was its artistic director for a decade or so. He later
founded another company in Victoria, Four Seasons Musical Theatre, and
I had the pleasure of working with him there one season.
He was made a Life Member of ACTR/ARTC the year the Learneds were at
UVic. Besides the accomplishments listed above, he will be remembered for
launching many careers in professional theatre, and for being a kindly
mentor to many aspiring artists.
Bulletin ARTC/ACTR Newsletter 24.2