Lorne Cardinal, the first Indigenous student admitted into the U of A’s acting program, wins August Schellenberg Award – UAlberta

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Lorne Cardinal, the first Indigenous student admitted into the U of A’s acting program, wins August Schellenberg Award – UAlberta

by ahnationtalk on October 30, 202044 Views

30 October 2020

Lorne Cardinal turned down a role in the popular television series North of 60 to attend theatre school.

His agent thought he was crazy to pass on such a marquee opportunity. But Cardinal’s acting coach in Kamloops, Dave Edwards, told him nothing was more important than training if he wanted to make a career of it.

So he opted for the U of A’s celebrated BFA acting program in the Faculty of Arts in the fall of 1990, the first-ever Indigenous student to be admitted.

“It was the best three years I ever invested in myself,” said the Cree native of Sucker Creek, Alta. who now makes his home in Squamish, B.C.

“It’s paid itself off numerous times—the technique and craft they teach at the U of A are second to none. I never looked back.”

Read More: https://www.ualberta.ca/news/newsarticles/2020/10/lorne-cardinal,-the-first-indigenous-student-admitted-into-u-of-as-acting-program,-wins-prestigious-august-schellenberg-award.html

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