ric, jan miller, jan henderson,
theatre resource, ottawa 1975
photo by Douglas Wallace
the south of france, september,1970
richard pochinko and friend, centaur theatre, montreal,1982
ian & ric photos 1

Sept. 1970 we bought
this car in paris and
set off on our journey
- touring europe
experiencing theatre
and art in france, italy,
greece, austria,
switzerland, germany,
poland, denmark,
holland, england &
In a convent on Breezehill Ave. in Ottawa, Richard and
Anne Skinner incorporated the Theatre Resource Centre
on July 4, 1975. The first month's rent was paid by a 649
lotto ticket that Richard bought!

Jan Miller, Jan Henderson, Linda Rabin, Ellen Pierce,
Richard, Anne and myself, Ian A. Wallace, formed the
board of directors.

We had a company of 20 performers in a program of
creative theatre & dance techniques.     The major
production was Lord Byron's production was Lord Byron's
"Cain". The school disbanded after a year, however, the

Theatre Resource Centre
concept was kept alive and
re-surfaced in Toronto several years later in our studio on
Adelaide St. where we continued to evolve the

mask/clown technique
through workshops and
performances.  This was the manifestation of the school
as foretold in the
Paris talks.
richard worked as a
puppet and mask
manipulator for the
ingenious creator,
Felix Mirbt and his
production of
"Woyzec", produced
by the Centaur
Theatre and the
National Arts Centre.
Summer 1985  our last picnic on the Toronto Islands with ric,
gabriel, kathleen kennedy our super administrator. Mike
Kennard and John Turner create  "Mump & Smoot", Fiona
Griffiths movement teacher, and Richard and Ian, co-artistic
directors of the Theatre Resource Centre
ian as "The General"
in Conrad Alexandrovitz's "Auto-Da-Fe"
ian a. wallace, portrait of rona, halifax, 1969, woodill st.
marc connors,  University of
Alberta Drama . i worked with
marc at Stratford in the fall of  
1974, we were part of the
"young Company" directed by
Robin Phillips.  Toured across
Canada with "A Comedy of
Errors" and "Two Gentlemen
of Verona".  Jan Kudelka and i
shared an apt. across from the
Avon Theatre.  He had just
played "jesus" in "Godspell" in
Halifax at Neptune Theatre.
richard, ian and neil in Central Park, N.Y., July 4, 1984,
New York Clown Festival organized by John Towsen.
centaur theatre, montreal
ian by nikko, 1974,  548A Yonge St.
ric & michael rudder preparing for Royal Bros. Circus,
N.A.C. ottawa
jude marshak, linda mancini, ian, jan miller, toronto
archie wallace, edinburgh 1925                          ian & douglas, edinburgh 1950                    S.S. "Homeland", to Canada 1951            douglas & ian, edmonton
In 1980, Richard, Deb Silver and Dominique Fecteau formed the
company "Derido", to mount the first production of "Nion - Kabaret
de la Vita".

We transformed an old strip bar on St. Catherine's st. into an
avante-garde performance space which is known today as the
"Fou-foune Electrique".

Following a critically-acclaimed run on "the Main", we were invited
by Paul Buissoneau  to move "Nion" up to the highly respected
french "Theatre-Quatre-Sous".

From Montreal we took "Nion" to a new club being opened in Toronto
by friends Andre Rosenbaum, sister Anique and David Stern.  
Following another successful run there we were invited uptown to
the "Toronto Workshop Productions" space by George Luscombe.  
Richard, Ian & Derido honored with 6 Dora Mavor Moore nominations
for this production.
clown guide, Memorial University
St. John's, Newfoundland 2005
marc thomas connors
recording for Nylons
Philosophostophos in the Beavers
my lovely brothers, Gordon and Douglas for Hallowe'en
1959, Sherwood Park, photo by Archie Wallace
the radiant yanina jessek, from berlin and richard pochinko, paris, november 1970,
photo by ian.  richard and yanina had performed man meets woman in a jacques le
coq neutral mask session.  She cooked for us sometimes in our room.  
Ian with Wendy Gorling, far right, and friends from the Le Coq Mime School, Paris 1970,
photo by Richard Pochinko.     Below, centre back, is Robin Patterson.
clown in our
kitchen,               38
maclaren st., ottawa, 1973
high park, toronto, sept. 1969, started rehearsals for "HAIR"i started a
series of
"vudu kween" batiks from my dream visits.
We were shortly to meet some of the people who had been on the ship
in our Halifax rescue mission "dreamtime" including Judy Marshak,
Denis Simpson, and Michael Rudder.  At this time we lived above a
store on Bay St. at Dundas, across from the Greyhound Bus Depot.
Barbara Anderson Boyd Wallace with Ian Archibald         Archibald Wallace, Dusseldorf, Germany 1944
born July 4, 1944, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Ian & Douglas, far right, MummersEdinburgh1950
Guadeloupe, Club Med, with the Nylons, 1983.
I remember my father coming
home from work one night
to our pre-fab in SightHill,
Edinburgh.  At supper he
asked "who wants to go
to Canada", "I do, I do"
said I.  Barbara came
because we were going,
she wanted to stay in
Scotland.  We boarded a
German liner the
"Homeland" coming from
Hamburg, at
Southampton in July 1951
and headed out over the
North Atlantic towards,
Halifax, then New York
where the ship was to be
salvaged.  As landed
immigrants at Halifax we
travelled by train first to
Montreal, short stop, visit
to beer parlor then back
on train, destination
Edmonton, Alberta.
ian postering for Nion
photo by Neil Gordon Lees