1928 Herman Voaden

  • Central Commerce Drama Club performing on stage

    Central High School of Commerce

    In 1928, Herman Voaden was appointed as Head of the English Department at Central High School of Commerce (now Central Commerce Collegiate). Voaden was an influential playwright and an important creative force within Canada’s theatre and dance communities. Voaden experimented with new American and European theatre and dance concepts. He was involved in the formation of the Canada Council in 1957 and became the first president of the Canadian Conference of the Arts.

    Photographer unknown

    Black and white photograph

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    Black and white photo of one male and two female students in Royal Court costume.