My life was forever changed after seeing David Renton in Neptune Theatre’s production of Twelfth Night. In 1965, I was a star-struck teenager growing up in Halifax, that was the year that I met David and the moment that I did I entered the dazzling world of professional theatre.
David was one of a troupe of actors Leon Major created to help form the original resident company at Neptune Theatre in 1963. Over the next few decades David would appear on stage in over 100 productions (a record to date); serve as interim artistic director and never abandon his passion for the craft.
By Gary Vermeir
Actor, director, playwright, puppeteer, designer, builder, cartoonist, artist and activist Bill Forbes was one of the founding members of PAL Halifax. Bill served on the Board of PAL Halifax from the first gathering organized by the late David Renton until the time of his tragic passing in 2009.
By Deborah Allen
From the moment Jean received her diagnosis of leukemia she did what she always did with a challenge. She met it head on. She studied it, documented symptoms and lived stoically through more discomfort and pain than we may ever experience. All the while she held on to all her many passions, friends and projects.