We are very saddened to hear of the passing or renowned Calgary playwright John Murrell.
Murrell was born in Texas and moved to Calgary in 1968 to study at the University of Calgary, where he graduated with a degree in education. It was while he was teaching, that he first began to write plays. He was made an officer of the Order of Canada and awarded the Alberta Order of Excellence in 2002. Murrell also received the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for lifetime artistic achievement in 2008.
He contributed so much to Canadian theatre. He will be missed.