NeWest Press remembers Sharon Pollock

Apr 26, 2021

The Press is saddened to report the death of the multitalented playwright/actor/director Sharon Pollock. After a career in Canadian theatre that spanned nearly six decades, Pollock died of cancer on April 22nd, 2021. Our thoughts are with her friends, family and colleagues.

Sharon Pollock's book Blood Relations and Other Plays has been a standout in our catalogue since its original publication in the 1980s, and is widely taught at universities across North America. Sharon's contributions to the Canadian dramatic world cannot go understated, and a full listing of her accomplishments can be found at the Canadian Theatre Encyclopedia.