Margaret Coderre-Williams

EVENT: A presentation on Ottawa Little Theatre over 100 years of Regional and National Impact Ottawa Little Theatre

SPEAKER: Margaret Coderre-Williams

DATE: Thursday, November 28, 2013 at 6:00 pm

LOCATION: Ottawa Public Library Main Auditorium, 120 Metcalfe Street, Ottawa ON K1P 5M2

(Participants are invited to attend an informal reception after the presentation, where a cash bar for wine and beer will be available.)

The Ottawa Little Theatre, originally called the Ottawa Drama League at its inception in 1913, is the longest-running community theatre company in Canada. Although it has never received any government funding and was completely destroyed by fire in 1970, it was re-built and continues to present eight plays a year. A number of well-known Canadian actors have had their start on OLT’s stage, including Amelia Hall, Christopher Plummer, Rich Little, Saul Rubinek and more.
BIOGRAPHY: Margaret Coderre-Williams is an Associate Professor and the Resident Designer with the Department of Theatre at the University of Ottawa. Ms. Coderre-Williams has a longstanding association with Ottawa Little Theatre (OLT), having executed numerous set and lighting designs for OLT over the past 35 years. In recent years, she has served on the OLT Board of Directors and last year undertook the major project of creating a series of 10 themed exhibits detailing important aspects of OLT’s history for their 100th Anniversary Season. The Ottawa Little Theatre, originally called the Ottawa Drama League at its inception in 1913, is the longest-running community theatre company in Canada. Although it has never received any government funding and was completely destroyed by fire in 1970, it was re-built and continues to present eight plays a year. A number of well-known Canadian actors have had their start on OLT’s stage, including Amelia Hall, Christopher Plummer, Rich Little, Saul Rubinek and more.

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