Dr. John R. Hewson (“JR”)

“JR” loves to act and he loves to write! After retiring in 2000 from a distinguished clinical and academic career in Critical Care Medicine and Anesthesia, he turned to his other passions!
Over the ensuing decade he produced two mainstream novels, the second of which, Corbett’s Daughter, will be published in 2017.
He took up acting in community theatre productions, appearing in five plays between 2011 and 2015, for which he won the WODL’s Pre-Festival Award for Best Cameo Performance in 2015. Bitten by the theatre bug, he and Mark Mindorff collaborated in writing Saving Grace, a bittersweet two-act stage play set in a retirement home. Currently under development, they hope to see it in production during the 2017-18 theatre season.
Deeply committed to adult literacy and social justice, “JR” volunteers much of his time as a mentor, a tutor, and a member of several public boards. A gifted musician, he plays piano for the lounge of a major hotel in Toronto.

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