His most important dramatic works include Rocks and Earth Song (1932), Hill-land (1934), Murder Pattern (1936), Ascend As the Sun (1942) and the realistic Emily Carr (1960). Following the suspension of regular theatre production because of WWII, Voaden began a second career as a national arts lobbyist. As first president of the Canadian Arts Council (1945-48), then national director of the Canadian Conference of the Arts (1966-68) and president of the Canadian Guild of Crafts (1968-70), he helped to secure government support for the arts in Canada. In 1987 he attended a performance of a revival of Murder Pattern in Toronto. His anthology, A Vision of Canada: Herman Voaden's Dramatic Works 1928-1945, was published in 1993. Voaden's extensive private papers are housed at the York University Archives.
Author ANTON WAGNER
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The Worlds of Herman Voaden
This site is dedicated to the dramatic works of Herman Voaden. From the University of New Brunswick.