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In the summer of 1968, Walter produced a professional theatre season of four plays in rep at the Playhouse. By the end of that year he had founded Theatre New Brunswick which presented its first production in January of 1969. TNB was, and is, Canada's only full time touring regional theatre.

Walter remained as General Manager of The Playhouse and Artistic Director of Theatre New Brunswick for ten years. During that time TNB produced more than 85_productions. In June of 1978 he left Fredericton for Ottawa to take the position of Head of the Theatre Section of the Canada Council for the Arts.

Walter remained at the Canada Council until 1982 when he moved to the West Coast to become Artistic Director of the Vancouver Playhouse. After five years, he returned back East to Prince Edward Island where he became the Artistic Director of the Charlottetown Festival.

During his career, Walter has also guest directed at many theatres including the Stratford Festival, the Dallas Theater Center, Persephone Theatre, Festival Antigonish, Lighthouse Theatre, Bastion Theatre and others. He has also been a frequent director at Australia's Canberra Repertory Theatre.

From 1992 to 1995 Walter was a freelance broadcaster, writer, actor and director. Then in 1995 he returned to Theatre New Brunswick as Executive Producer. He left this position in 1999 and has since concentrated on freelancing as an actor and director. His golfing ambitions are less successful.

The story continues!

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