Jerry Wasserman, professor and head of UBC’s Dept. of Theatre and Film, is to receive the Sam Payne Award from the Union of B.C. Actors which recognizes “humanity, artistic integrity and encouragement of new talent.”
Moving to Vancouver in 1972 to teach English and later, theatre at UBC, Wasserman became an integral part of Vancouver’s burgeoning professional theatre scene, performing on stage and in many American and Canadian film and television shows. He is a well-known theatre reviewer and an editor of Modern Canadian Plays, an anthology used in Canadian theatre courses. Wasserman has influenced thousands of drama students during his 40 years of teaching.
Established in 1984, the Sam Payne Awards are presented annually to honour Canada’s well loved and respected professional actors in two categories.
Date: April 27
Time: 12:45 p.m.
Place: Sun Sui Wah Seafood Restaurant, 3888 Main Street
Info: Chinese banquet followed by awards presentation