Fonds MG 454 - Sharon Bakker fonds

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Sharon Bakker fonds

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MG 454

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  • 1952-2010 (inclusive) ; 1977-2009 (predominant) (Creation)

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3.4 m textual records ; 158 photographs; 1 3.5” floppy ; 2 artifacts

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Sharon Bakker was born in 1952 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Her contributions to the Saskatchewan and Canadian drama scene have been extensive. Paper Wheat ,which first opened in SintalutaSK in 1977, stands as a highlight on Bakker’s CVas she at various times both acted in and directed the play. The play addresses the Co-operative movement on the Canadian prairies and found success showing all across Canada. Bakker’s interest in co-operatives and prairie themes are reflected throughout her career. She was herself a founder of a number of theatre co-operatives, including the Fully Dressed Ladies Co-opand Bakkery Products Co-op. In the early seventies, Bakker was a founding member of the 25thStreet Theatre group, and in the early eighties established VIEW, a group for female performing artists in Vancouver. Bakker’s involvement in the Canadian Actor’sEquity Association has also been extensive. She has performed in over fifty stage shows, as well as made around fifteen film and television appearances, and has numerous CBC radio credits to her name. Among her awards are the Royal Jubilee Memorial Medal,given in 2002; the Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Award for her performance as Hagar in The Stone Angel (1997); and a nomination for the Dora Mavor Moore Award for her performance in Paper Wheat (1979).

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The material in this fonds consists largely of scripts, clippings, photographs and ephemera pertaining to Bakker’s involvement in theatre in the province of Saskatchewan, and Canada at large. Materials highlighting Bakker’s career are included, as are materials pertaining to her involvement in various theatrical professional organizations. Some personal materials have also been retained.

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