We note the passing of Professor Reg Skene.
Professor Skene grew the University of Winnipeg’s theatre department from one course offered in 1965, to a four year honours program with its own theatre complex and production facilities. Over the years, Reg taught many students who remained in Winnipeg, became established theatre artists, and helped form the core of today’s Winnipeg theatre community. His passion and wisdom nurtured theatre in Winnipeg for several generations. He will be sorely missed; but, MAP continues to honour his name and his work, through the Reg Skene Award for Emerging Theatre Artists, established in 2014.
In lieu of flowers, the Skene Family has requested that donations to the Reg Skene Award for Emerging Theatre Artists be made through CanadaHelps.org - https://www.canadahelps.org/CharityProfilePage.aspx?CharityID=d741 - please click on the drop-down arrow beside “general” to direct your donation to the Reg Skene Award fund.