Fonds MG 502 - Christine Bornstein fonds

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Christine Bornstein fonds

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MG 502

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  • 1948-2013 (inclusive); 1950-2000 (predominant). (Creation)

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1.016 m of textual records
132 photographs (103 col. , 28 b&w, 1 sepia)
1 postcard

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Christine James (Chrisse) Bornstein (née Girgulus) was born on February 21, 1930. She attended the University of Saskatchewan, from which she earned a B.A. in 1952. While there, she began her involvement in theatre. Chrisse has had a long career in both amateur and professional theatre in Saskatchewan, working as actor, director, and in various additional stage/production capacities. She has worked for almost every theatre company in Saskatoon, including the Greystone Theatre (University of Saskatchewan); Gateway Players, Persephone Theatre, and Saskatoon Summer Players. Chrisse has earned numerous awards at the Saskatchewan Drama Festival for her work, including Best Actress, Best Director, and Best supporting actress. She married artist Eli Bornstein in 1965; they have two daughters.

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This fonds contains material relating to theatre in Saskatchewan. In particular, productions from the University of Saskatchewan (Greystone Theatre) and Gateway Players are well represented, but there is also material from numerous other theatre groups, including The Actor’s Lab, New Theatre Co-op, and Saskatoon Community Players. This fonds contains programmes from various plays, concerts, and cultural events, together with numerous productions in which Chrisse Bornstein played a role, either as an actor or behind the scenes. This information has been included within the file descriptions.

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Donated to the University Archives & Special Collections in 2014 by Chrisse Bornstein.


This fonds has been organized into three series: Personal, Drama, and Film and Television.

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