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Goderich Museum Assistant Staged National Arts Centre Show

The Education and Programming Assistant with the Huron County Museum in Goderich launched her career as a director recently at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa.

Sinead Cox got her Master’s Degree in Public History at Carleton University and part of that involved taking a piece of history from the page to the stage.

Cox and two of her classmates spent a year developing a production called ‘Staging Our Histories’ in which historical events were enacted through poetry, dance, music, theatre or film.

She explains their objective was to bring the arts community together with fans of the theatre, fans of history and the academic community.

The venue was the 4th Stage at the National Arts Centre and the room was packed. Cox says they’re planning something similar in London in October.

Cox adds the feed back from the performance of Staging Our History was very encouraging. She says even the technicians at the Art Centre congratulated them on their show and Cox considered that high praise because they have to see every performance there.