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Kramer, Sue

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Ken and Sue Kramer and their daughter Sarah

Co-founder and co-artistic director with husband Ken Kramer of the Globe Theatre. Sue Kramer was born in 1939, in Northampton, England; died of cancer in Regina, Saskatchewan, 1978.

She trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama, London, and toured in children's theatre. While doing this, she met Ken, a Canadian actor, and they returned to Canada to establish the Globe Theatre for Youth. In twelve years, until her death, the company grew into a subscription house for adult theatre, a creative dramatics school and a touring company.

Her many outstanding roles include the protagonist in Brecht's The Good Woman of Setzuan (1968); Lady Macbeth (1972); and Aggie in The Boiler Room Suite (1977) by Rex Deverell.

Sue Kramer was a committed social activist who spoke through the theatre productions she created.

Profile by Gaetan Charlebois

Last updated 2021-02-22