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Walter Learning

Walter Learning founded Theatre New Brunswick in 1968, creating the first professional theatre company in New Brunswick, and one of the longest running regional companies in Canada. He served as artistic director of TNB from 1968 to 1978 and returned as artistic producer from 1995 to 1999.

An accomplished actor, director and playwright, Learning collaborated with critically acclaimed literary figure Alden Nowlan to produce several world premieres during his tenure at TNB. He also oversaw the institution of TNB’s Young Company, which has been bringing professional theatre performances to elementary, middle and high schools in Fredericton, and in communities across the province, for over 35 years.