Founding Artistic Director
Before founding Pacific Theatre in 1984, Ron received an MFA in acting from the California Institute of the Arts. His portrayal of C.S. Lewis in SHADOWLANDS was nominated for a Jessie Richardson Award, as were his performances in A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS, MOURNING DOVE, GOD’S MAN IN TEXAS and COTTON PATCH GOSPEL. Other favourite roles; Charlie in THE FOREIGNER, Matt in TALLEY’S FOLLY, John/Judas in GODSPELL, Butch Honeywell in THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT, and the one-man-shows A CHRISTMAS CAROL, DAMIEN and THE TOP TEN THOUSAND OF ALL TIME.
Ron is also a widely-produced playwright, with over fifty productions of his plays to date. BOOK OF THE DRAGON won the Chalmers Canadian Play Award in 1997, and TENT MEETING (a collaboration with Morris Ertman) was nominated for Toronto’s Dora Mavor Moore Award and Edmonton’s Sterling Award. REFUGE OF LIES premiered at Theatre & Company in Kitchener-Waterloo, and was produced in New York by Firebone Theatre. Other works include A BRIGHT PARTICULAR STAR and YOU STILL CAN’T – a sequel to YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU. He is currently at work on a play about the complex friendship of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis and Charles Williams.