Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Susan Stackhouse wins the 2019 Theatre Nova Scotia The Legacy Award

Congratulations to former recipient, former Talent Trust Board Member and continued supporter, Susan Stackhouse for her 2019 Merritt Award win. Susan received The Legacy Award, which honours outstanding contribution to professional theatre in Nova Scotia. 

Photo from Dalhousie Website

Susan Stackhouse is a specialist voice, speech and dialect coach as well as an actor, trained at Dalhousie University, the National Theatre School of Canada and the Central School of Speech and Drama in London, England, as a recipient of the prestigious Chevening Scholarship. 

Her teaching career began at George Brown College, in the Performing Arts Department before Susan returned to her home province, Nova Scotia as a Professor (Acting Program) and Associate Director (Productions) in the Fountain School of Performing Arts at Dalhousie University.

Susan has directed several DalTheatre productions and spent sixteen seasons with the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake, both as a member of the acting ensemble and as a voice coach, in numerous productions. Theatre, radio and film productions have sought her talent and expertise all over the country, and for the past three years she has been associated with the Citadel/Banff Centre Professional Theatre Program, drawing on her extensive portfolio of performance and mentorship.

Locally, Susan has appeared in Under Milk Wood at various theatres in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, at the Neptune Theatre playing the parts of the Nurse in Romeo and Juliet and of Nat in the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Rabbit Hole for which she won the 2011 Robert Merritt Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role.

Biographical information has been summarized, and can be found in full on the Dalhousie University Website.

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