You have a diverse summer ahead, living in a tree, getting eaten by a wolf, and voicing a giant. What are you most looking forward to?
I love the diversity. It has been a long time since I had such lovely little pivotal roles in a show. I am most looking forward to the music and the giant. The music pulls at me. I’ve been in love with it since I first heard the song “Agony” over ten years ago. As for the giant, there is something appealing and mysterious and freeing about a role that is voice only. I suspect it is the power of being invisible. There is a distinct possibility that I will be hopping, dancing, stomping, and making horrible faces wherever I end up offstage while doing the vocal work for the giant.
Tell us about your most recent role with Player’s Guild.
Anne of Green Gables finished on May 3, and I played Marilla in the production for the Player’s Guild. It wasn’t something I expected to audition for. I have to thank my daughter, who said she would audition if I would. Best deal ever. She got to be in her first show, and we are still randomly bursting out into the middle of one song or another from the show. My little stage family of Mathew, Marilla, and Anne have touched me deeply, and I am eternally grateful for the journey. The cast and crew were incredible to work with, and the show was a huge success. I miss Avonlea and all my dear friends from the show already.
We have kept you busy as last year’s Joseph…Dreamcoat stage manager, and as a member of our board of directors. What do you do when you’re not with SC?
Um… Sleep, eat, work? Currently, I am working at the Chilliwack Academy of Music and the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. When I’m not working, I generally have my head in a book, or am busy feeding and caring for my small horde of humans.