June 25th, 2010
Colin Campbell, Production Manager at the Vancouver Playhouse Theatre Company, passed away on June 25, 2010 after a fierce battle with cancer.
Colin lived and worked in technical theatre and live performance for over 30 years until shortly before his death. He began his career with Western Canada Theatre while still in high school in Kamloops and remained constant in his commitment to the live performance industry thereafter.
His Vancouver career spanned Expo '86 to the 2010 Olympics. He embraced new technologies, finding ways to "save time, save money" while always "putting the art first." Despite his health challenges, he navigated three highly ambitious projects for the 2010 Cultural Olympiad for the Playhouse: two technically complex mainstage productions and a national tour to five venues. The Playhouse's six Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards for the 2009/10 season are a reflection of his dedication, professionalism and absolute commitment to the highest production and artistic standards possible.
Colin served as first Technical Director, and then Production Manager at the Playhouse from 1999-2010. Before that, he worked as Production Manager and Technical Director at the Gateway Theatre, Technical Director for Theatre Under the Stars and Karen Jamieson Dance Company, and Production Manager for the Vancouver Fringe Festival, and lent his time and talents to many productions around the city.