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John Hirsch


posted Jan 15, 2012

John Hirsch Biography to be Launched in Winnipeg

Véhicule Press is pleased to announce that A Fiery Soul: The Life and Theatrical Times of John Hirsch by Fraidie Martz and Andrew Wilson will be launched at the MTC’s Tom Hendry Warehouse, Sunday, January 29, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

More than a book launch, this event honours John Hirsch, a legendary giant of Canadian theatre. To add to the celebration, Seana McKenna, who is appearing in Bernard Shaw’s Mrs. Warren’s Profession at the Warehouse, will recount her first audition with John Hirsch.

“What is clear from the book is that, from the perspective of the Canadian theatre as a whole, his greatest achievements were in Winnipeg.” – Robert Cushman, National Post

“In life and on stage, John Hirsch knew how to corrupt his audience with pleasure.” –John Lahr, Senior Drama Critic, The New Yorker


Fraidie Martz became interested in John Hirsch when she wrote Open Your Hearts, the story of the Jewish war orphans who came to Canada after World War II. She lives in Vancouver.


Andrew Wilson is a writer, translator and editor who worked with Fraidie Martz on Open Your Hearts. He lives in England where he also serves as a magistrate.

 Both authors will be present at the launching.

 For further information:

 Maya Assouad, Marketing Manager

[email protected]

 Simon Dardick, Publisher

[email protected]

Véhicule Press

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