Loss of tech director hurts community

I urge SD 62 to reconsider their cost-saving termination of Mr. Traviss.

I was appalled when I read Act 1 of “Curtain Call” (Aug. 1). The Isabelle Reader Theatre is not just a “school” theatre, despite its location. It is a “community” theatre, as evidenced by its usage by various groups during the year.

I understand it is the best equipped small theatre on Vancouver Island, in part owing to Roger Traviss supplying some technical equipment at his own expense.  Without the firm guidance of a technical director like Traviss this theatre will likely be destroyed.

A group to which I belong has used this theatre for many years. We tried another school venue once but the results of not having a competent technical director present during our performances was most unsatisfactory. The enthusiastic amateurs who were supposed to support us were not up to the task.

I urge SD 62 to reconsider their cost-saving termination of Mr. Traviss.

Jack Poulter


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