Fonds MG 620 - Nils Clausson - Guy Michaud collection

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Nils Clausson - Guy Michaud collection

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MG 620

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  • 1989-2017 (inclusive); 1989-1997 (predominant). (Creation)

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5 cm of textual records
2 o/s posters

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Nils Clausson served as Executive Director of AIDS Regina from 1987-1993. In 1989, he produced William Hoffman’s As Is, both as a fundraiser and to raise awareness of the AIDS epidemic, then often thought of as a “big city” problem. He continued with four other benefits over the next five years, with Guy Michaud directing the productions. In October 1993, Clausson and Michaud co-founded Oscar Wilde & Company, a theatre group in Regina, the only gay theatre company on the Canadian prairies. Its primary mandate was to produce plays about AIDS and gay issues, as well as other important social and political issues. [With material from Clausson [email] and Michaud, “Introducing Oscar Wilde & Company”].

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Michaud had considerable experience as an actor, director, and playwright, in addition to working for CBC Radio-Canada. In October 1993, Clausson and Michaud co-founded Oscar Wilde & Company, a theatre group in Regina, the only gay theatre company on the Canadian prairies. Its primary mandate was to produce plays about AIDS and gay issues, as well as other important social and political issues. [With material from Clausson [email] and Michaud, “Introducing Oscar Wilde & Company”].

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Programmes and posters were donated by Nils Clausson, and had been in his possession until he transferred them to the Archives. The materials provided by Guy Marchand were downloaded from his website with his permission, on 23 October 2017.

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This collection contains materials related to AIDS Regina and the dramatic productions initiated by them as fundraisers / education. An outreach of that work was the formation of Oscar Wilde & Company. This collection includes scripts, posters, and programmes; and by extension documents the collaboration between Nils Clausson and Guy Michaud, who established the first gay theatre company in Saskatchewan.

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There are no restrictions on access. Guy Michaud’s plays have been reproduced for this collection with his permission; he retains copyright on his works.

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