Looking Back at Magnus is a new video series that aims to remember and celebrate the people who have been significant in the history of the company. Artistic director Thom Currie hosts a video chat with guests who were there in the early days, from the grassroots beginning in the city’s east end to the ground-breaking move to Waverley Park.
Episode 1: Tibor Feheregyhazi
Thom chats with Rosalie Woloski, the partner of the late Tibor Feheregyhazi, Magnus Theatre's second Artistic Director and a true theatre legend.
Episode 2: Brian Richmond
Thom chats with Brian Richmond, Magnus Artistic Director from 1982 to 1987, who succeeded in creating a national profile for the theatre.
Episode 3: Rebecca Lancaster
Thom chats with Rebecca Lancaster, daughter of Magnus Theatre founder Burton Lancaster.
Episode 4: Jo-Ann Waytowich
Thom chats with local theatre icon Jo-Ann Waytowich, creator of the famed Ivanka character.
Episode 5: Mario Crudo
Thom speaks with Mario Crudo, the longest-serving Artistic Director in Magnus history.
Episode 6: Michael McLaughlin
In this episode, Thom Currie chats with former Magnus Artistic Director, Michael McLaughlin, who oversaw both tremendous growth of the theatre, but also an especially tremendous challenge, during his five year tenure.
Over the next few weeks, we will have part two of Thom's chat with Mario Crudo, as well as Thunder Bay artist Lila Cano about her experiences onstage at Northwestern Ontario's only professional theatre.