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News (Calgary): Blake Brooker becomes Member of Order of Canada – One Yellow Rabbit

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News (Calgary): Blake Brooker becomes Member of Order of Canada – One Yellow Rabbit

Blake BrookerOne Yellow Rabbit’s beloved Artistic Director and Co-Founder, Blake Brooker C.M. invested as a Member of the Order of Canada.

The Order of Canada, one of our country’s highest civilian honours, recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. His Excellency the Right Honorable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, presided over the investiture ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa.

“Blake Brooker’s imagination and creativity have enriched Alberta’s contemporary theatre scene. Co-founder of One Yellow Rabbit theatre company, he has written and directed innovative and provocative pieces, including Somalia Yellow and Kawasaki Exit, which have challenged audiences both at home and abroad. He has inspired and mentored many young theatre artists through his teaching of master classes and workshops, and through his shared leadership of the ensemble’s summer intensive program.”

Blake’s creative vision and commitment to a lifetime of artistic excellence have contributed greatly to the cultural landscape of Calgary and Canada. Brooker is not only known as an accomplished theatre creator, but more importantly, as a humanitarian, mentor and friend.”

From: One Yellow Rabbit.

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