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Last Updated: 03-Mar-14 08:26

Arne MacPherson – Alfie Byrne
Arne makes his living directing, acting and teaching theatre in Winnipeg. 

He performed the title role in Shakespeare’s Dog at the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre and the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, as well as numerous other roles at RMTC. He was a co-founder of Shakespeare In the Ruins, where he played many parts including Hamlet and Richard III. He has acted for Prairie Theatre Exchange, Theatre Projects Manitoba, the Winnipeg Jewish Theatre, and the Citadel Theatre (Edmonton).

He performed with his partner Debbie Patterson and their two kids Gislina and Solmund in Patterson’s play Molotov Circus, which was presented at the Winnipeg Fringe and the Summerworks festival in Toronto.

Arne has directed over thirty productions, in both professional and student settings. Favourite shows include  Sargent & Victor & Me, Stretching Hide, Noble Savage Savage Noble (Theatre Projects Manitoba), The Threepenny Opera (RMTC and SIR), Head, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest, Much Ado About Nothing, Macbeth, (SIR), Magical Mystery Munsch (PTE), Strike! The Musical (Workshop West Theatre, Edmonton), The Walworth Farce, Such Creatures (Incompletely Strangled Theatre).

He is a member of the Curatorial Committee and the board of nuna (now), an Iceland-Canada art convergence. In association with nuna (now) Arne co-created, with a group of Icelandic and Canadian artists, a multi-disciplinary performance work called The Island, which was shown in Reykjavik and Winnipeg.