|dc.description||Warren Hartman was born in 1942 in Toronto, Ontario. He received a B.A. in Fine Arts and Drama from Brock University in 1981 and a Masters of Arts in Humanities at the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1987.
In the 1950s he did considerable work as a child-actor both in theatre
and television. From 1953 to 1961 he was in the New Play Society under the direction of Dora Mavor Moore. His last two years there were spent as a scholarship student. From 1963 to 1966 he did an
apprenticeship with Suzanne Mess, Head of Costume Design at
The Canadian Opera Company in Toronto. In 1976 Warren attended a Master Class in Scenography at the Banff School of Fine Arts with Josef Svoboda.
In the spring of 1970 Warren was a guest designer at Brock University
and from 1970 to 1972 he remained at Brock as resident designer and special lecturer. During this time he was also an instructor and costume designer at Sheridan College in Oakville. It was in 1972 that he became
the designer-in-residence at Brock University. From 1984 he held the
position of Associate Professor at The Department of Fine Arts at Brock University until the fall of 1996.
Some of the highlights of Warren’s career also include: stage managager with the Street Hat Players in Port Carling, Ontario, 1960-1961; a freelance designer for over 100 shows; costume coordinator(production manager) for the Canadian Opera Company, 1964 -1970; resident costume designer for The Canadian Opera Company, 1965-
1970; founder and artistic director of Dei Gelosi Campagnia, St.Catharines, Ontario, 1970-1973; freelance director of some thirty-five
shows; co-producer for Quebec City Summer Stock Company, Quebec
City, Quebec, 1975; a consultant with Alberta Culture for the Provincial
Government of Alberta, 1986-1987 and associate artistic director at Theatre Network, Edmonton, Alberta, 1986-1987. Warren Hartman was the recipient of the Jean Chalmers Award for contributions to Canadian Theatre for persons 25 years of age or under, in 1965. He was a founding member of Associated Designers of Canada
and was affiliated with Canadian Actors Equity.
Warren Hartman died on Feb. 11, 1998 several days after suffering a massive stroke. A memorial service was held at Brock University in
May of 1998 and a bursary fund was established in his name.||en_US
|dc.description.abstract||The textual materials of the Warren Hartman fonds includes Mr.
Hartman’s Curriculum Vitae, clippings, correspondence, slides, plays, programs, memorabilia and posters.||en_US
|dc.subject||Theatre, Acting, Brock University, Hartman||en_US
|dc.title||Warren Hartman fonds, 1970, 1972-1996, 1998, n.d.||en_US