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Performances

Series documents Paterson's work as a actor, speech artist, director, musician, and singer. Series contains two sub-series: Rhyme Rustler and Young Shakespeare Company. Series contains programs, newspaper clippings, correspondence, photographs, contracts, recordings, advertisements, reviews, schedules, certificates, cards, examination results, adjudication forms, brochures, applications, scripts, songs, posters, diplomas, and cast and student lists.

1960s

File documents Paterson's earliest performances at school and church. File contains performance and school certificates, examination results, church service programs, Sunday school certificates, competition adjudication forms, performance programs, and donation cards.

Grant Paterson fonds

  • CA MRUASC F0043
  • Fonds
  • 1962-2019

Fonds reflects Paterson's career as a teacher of speech arts and drama at Mount Royal University and independently, as well as his work as a performer, director, and adjudicator. The fonds is arranged into five series: adjudication, teaching, performances, education, and local speech and music festivals. Fonds consists of performance and festival programs, newspaper clippings, photographs, audio and video recordings, correspondence, cards, scripts, brochures, tickets, and schedules.

Grant Paterson

1965 The Sound of Music

File documents Paterson's involvement in a production of "The Sound of Music" produced by the Calgary Theatre Singers. File contains newspaper clippings, programs, rehearsal schedules, correspondence, a telegram, and a list of costume changes.

1970-1973 high school

File documents Paterson's high school performances and achievements. File contains performance and church service programs, school certificates, performance certificates, exam results, adjudication forms, correspondence, newspaper clippings, a junior high school diploma, radio review, high school diploma, award statement, and a certificate of membership in Knox United Church.

Readers Theatre/ Voice West

File documents Paterson's involvement with the theatre group Voice West, which specialized in reader's theatre and musical entertainment for the elderly. File contains performance programs, correspondence, event notices, posters, information sheets, conference agendas, newspaper clippings, recording schedules, a certificate, song book, and a summer performance calendar. File also contains two audio recordings of the performances "Tentative Onomatopoeia" and "Lemon Fever."

1973 Mame

File documents Paterson's involvement in a production of "Mame" produced by the Calgary Theatre Singers. File contains promotional postcards, newspaper clippings, cards, a performance program, and a letter.

1974

File consists of performance programs, performance certificates, school certificates, adjudication forms, brochures, church service programs, examination results, a letter, and a transcript. File also contains a program, brochure, and performance schedule for Expo 1974.

Webber Douglas Academy

File documents Paterson's time as a student at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London, England. File contains correspondence, production programs, prospectuses, newspaper clippings, audition notices, audition scenes, running orders, report cards, tickets, brochures, a pamphlet on the Immigration Act of 1971, certificate of proficiency in stage fighting, comic book, journal issue, card, and a postcard.

Adjudication

Series documents Paterson's work as an adjudicator for various Canadian music, speech, and performing arts festivals. Series consists of festival programs, correspondence, schedules, regulations, and poetry selections.

Festival correspondence

File contains correspondence regarding various speech arts festivals and performances. File also contains adjudication schedules, a festival schedule, list of competitor poetry selections, event calendar, phone list, card, and an adjudicator assessment form.

Education

Series documents Paterson's education in drama and speech arts, and his participation in workshops and conferences. Series contains correspondence, programs, newspaper articles, audition scenes, reports cards, scripts, course descriptions, examination reports, brochures, letters of reference, assignments, newsletters, guidelines, recordings, contact lists, posters, and a thesis.

1975

File documents Paterson's performances and drama and speech accomplishments for the year. File contains examination results, school certificates, newspaper clippings, cards, church service programs, and performance programs.

1976-1979

File documents Paterson's awards for his studies in speech arts as well as his role as choir director of the Southwood United Church. File contains correspondence, church service programs, examination results, newspaper clippings, a choir membership list, a Mount Royal College Conservatory convocation program, and a recording of the "Night of Miracles Cantata."

Alberta culture workshop

File documents Paterson's time as a staff member at the Provincial Drama School. File contains correspondence, performance programs, reports, cards, brochures, a staff list, workshop program, signed folder, and a list of course descriptions.

Teaching

Series document's Paterson's work as a speech arts and drama instructor and adjudicator, and also documents Paterson's appointment as Coordinator of Speech Arts at Mount Royal College. Series consists of programs, newspaper articles, correspondence, schedules, photographs, audio and video recordings, lists of students, cards, scripts, tickets, course outlines, invitations, and brochures.

MRU theatre programs

File documents past Mount Royal theatre productions attended by Paterson. File contains performance programs, tickets, a video documentary, and a chronological listing of Mount Royal theatre productions.

1980s

File documents Paterson's performances and drama and speech accomplishments. File contains performance programs, correspondence, newspaper clippings, cards, promotional posters, examination results, a church service program, and a Radio Calgary broadcast of Paterson reading "The Clown of God."

Androcles and the Lion

File documents Paterson's involvement in a production of "Androcles and the Lion," produced by Citadel Theatre. File contains cards, newspaper clippings, correspondence, fan letters, a contract, performance program, cartoon, and a season brochure for Citadel Theatre.

1981 The Snows

File documents Paterson's involvement in a production of "The Snows" produced by the First Snow Collective and Workshop West. File contains newspaper clippings, a press release, performance program, card, and a script.

Commercial work

File documents Paterson's appearances as an actor in television and radio commercials. File contains television and radio scripts and newspaper clippings.

U of C [University of Calgary] productions

File illustrates Paterson's involvement in University of Calgary drama productions as an actor and coach. File contains performance programs, cards, a fridge magnet, review, letter, and a newspaper clipping. File also contains a DVD of Paterson's TV commercial appearances from the 1980s and his performance in the University of Calgary production of "Such is my Love."

A Midsummer Night's Dream

File documents Paterson's involvement in a production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" produced by Grant MacEwan Community College Theatre Arts. File contains newspaper clippings, a performance program, and a card.

Edmonton Fringe Festival

File documents Paterson's involvement with acting, directing, and editing performances for the Edmonton Fringe Festival. File contains cards, reviews, posters, advertisements, performance programs, a media release, pin, cartoon and the Vincent Hanlon DVD collection. The Vincent Hanlon DVD collection contains taped performances of 'Headache: The Challenge of the 80's," "Conversations with the Intoxicated," "Hot Food," and a documentary regarding the making of "The ABC of the ER," which was narrated by Paterson.

MRC Conservatory examinations

File documents Paterson's work as a speech arts examiner for Mount Royal College. File contains correspondence, examination guidelines, newsletters, diploma requirements, a working paper, and a final report.

U of C [University of Calgary] MFA [Master of Fine Arts] program

File documents Paterson's time as a student at the University of Calgary while pursuing a Master of Fine Arts. File contains correspondence, letters of reference, pamphlets, newsletters, memoranda, course outlines, student progress reports, newspaper articles, program brochures, class schedules, a transcript, admissions application package, scholarship application, thesis proposal, thesis research grant application package, performance program, and a cast list.

1990-1993

File documents the beginnings of Paterson's work as a drama and speech teacher. File contains lists of students and festival winners, lesson plans, a recital program, letter of recommendation, brochure, and a teaching schedule.

Adult learners conference

File documents Paterson's involvement as a workshop facilitator at the Alberta Association for Adult Literacy conference. File contains memoranda, correspondence, a card, event notice, conference summary, and a newspaper clipping,

Voice symposium

File documents Paterson's attendance of a symposium on caring for the professional voice. File contains guidelines for voice and speech trainers, a symposium program, presentation transcript, program, menu, newspaper article, letter, list of attendees, and an audio recording of a symposium speaker.

National voice intensive

File relates to voice training workshops attended by Paterson. File contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, assignments, brochures, an information sheet, voice training technique, poem, and a memorandum.

Local speech and music festivals

Series contains programs for the Calgary Kiwanis Music festival and other Calgary-based music, speech, and performing arts festivals. Series also contains photographs, tickets, and a newspaper clipping.

Voice symposium

File documents Paterson's attendance of a symposium on caring for the professional voice. File contains audio recordings of symposium speakers, a brochure, presentation transcript, directory of participants, poster, list of workshop participants, and a letter.

1994

File documents both Paterson's work as a private drama and speech teacher and as a Conservatory faculty member at Mount Royal College. File contains newspaper clippings, brochures, draft correspondence, photographs, lists of students and festival winners, lesson plans, a lease agreement, class schedule, church service program, invitation, recital program, speech, and a performance program.

Theatre Junction

File documents Paterson's role as an actor and vocal coach in Theatre Junction productions. File contains cast photographs, newspaper clippings, cards, performance programs, a brochure, and a contract.

Professional voice teachers program, London

File documents Paterson participation in the International Professional Voice Teachers Programme at the Royal National Theatre Studio in London. File contains correspondence, brochures, course information, program calendars, newsletters, a list of course participants, list of tutors, excerpt from a play, certificate, and a postcard.

Obituaries and tributes

File documents the obituaries and memorials of friends of the Paterson family, Mount Royal faculty, members of the Knox United Church, and prominent members of the theatre and speech community. File contains obituaries, funeral cards, and newspaper clippings.

Speech faculty meetings

File documents Mount Royal College Conservatory faculty meetings. File contains memoranda, agendas, minutes, staff notices, advertisement posters, correspondence, lists of course/class updates, project notes, an administrative review of the speech program, and a list of updates to speech examinations.

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