What is your role in this production? I play Jebediah’s Wife in Jesus Master Builder. She is a strong-willed woman who knows what she wants and what she deserves. I think quite a few people who know her would describe her as a nag, but I like to think of her as Jebediah’s motivation. She just wants him to be a better man, if only he would get a move on it already!
What is your background in theatre? I started taking workshop classes with Rapid Fire Theatre when I moved here from Lake Louise in 2013. Things kind of snowballed from there. I started taking acting classes through the Citadel’s Foote Theatre School and standup comedy classes through Grindstone Theatre. I’m also part of a sketch group, Blackout, that will be performing in the Fringe festival this summer. This is the first play I’ve done since high school, which is equal parts nerve-wracking and exciting.
What brought you out for this show? I decided I wanted to become involved with the Walterdale community when I came out to audition for Six Degrees of Separation earlier in the season. It was my first audition and I was crazy nervous and unsure of what to expect. I left feeling very supported and enjoyed myself immensely. I think the overwhelming takeaway for me from that audition was that the Walterdale Theatre has an awesome group of people that I wanted to work and play with. I auditioned specifically for Jesus Master Builder because I’m an admirer of comedy in all its shapes and forms. When I read the play I was really excited about seeing these characters Mark had created come to life.
This play is about building things, do you have any good building stories? Oh, no. No, no, no. I don’t build things.
What do you think audiences will take away from seeing the show? That Jesus is just no good at carpentry.