Kanata Theatre: people past and present
From the program for Enchanted April:
MARTIN WEEDEN (Mellersh Wilton) is quite pleased to be back on the stage at KT after playing the dual roles of Dr. Fenwick/David in An Experiment with an Air Pump. When not on stage, he is a willing helper behind the scenes and this past June designed sound for the highly successful You’ll Get Used to It! – The War Show. Martin and his wife Helen co-directed two recent children’s productions, Aladdin and Through the Looking Glass. Martin, who lives in the former township of West Carleton, has been instrumental in the start-up efforts for the newly formed Rural Root Theatre Company.
From the program for When The Reaper Calls:
HELEN & MARTIN WEEDEN (Directors) Martin and Helen have been involved with Kanata Theatre either on or off stage in many capacities such as props, producers, sound and lighting. In last season’s production of Enchanted April, Martin played the daring (or should we say baring) role of Mellersh, while Helen worked on the costumes. Martin was previously seen in the role of Dr. Fenwick in Experiment with an Air Pump and Helen played Mina in Out of Sight, Out of Murder. Martin most recently designed sound for both You’ll Get Used to It – The War Show and Staff Room. Helen worked on costumes for Noises Off but is especially proud of her costume work for You’ll Get Used to It – The War Show. They co-directed two Kanata Theatre holiday productions: Aladdin and His Wonderful Magical Lamp and Alice Through the Looking Glass. Two years ago, Helen and Martin were instrumental in starting the Rural Root Theatre Company in the former township of West Carleton. Helen has directed My Darling Judith and will soon be working as director on Anne of Green Gables for their spring show.
From the program for The Kitchen Witches:
MARTIN WEEDEN (Directors) have, once again, enjoyed the opportunity to work
with such a great team on another KT production. In the past they directed
When the Reaper Calls, as well as two holiday plays, Aladdin and His
Wonderful Magical Lamp and Through the Looking Glass. They have also
directed for Rural Root Theatre, with My Darling Judith, Anne of Green
Gables, Cheatin’ Hearts and Don’t Hug Me. They are a versatile couple
and between them have also worked most notably on sound, costumes and props with
several Kanata Theatre shows. Both have been on stage, most recently Martin in
Kanata Theatre’s Enchanted April, and Helen, in Rural Root Theatre’s A
Bull in a China Shop.
From the program for Cash on Delivery:
MARTIN WEEDEN (Mr. Forbright) has had various on and off-stage roles with Kanata Theatre which include sound design and construction. Martin was last seen as the-naked-man-in-the-skimpy-towel in Enchanted April. He has co-directed, with wife Helen, four Kanata Theatre productions, the last being Kitchen Witches in 2009. Meanwhile, he has kept busy acting and directing with Rural Root Theatre, a company he and Helen helped start up in 2005. Cash on Delivery is the first full-on farce for Martin and it has already provided an ample supply of unforgettable experiences!
From the program for Pack of Lies:
MARTIN WEEDEN (Bob Jackson) has had many roles on-stage with Kanata Theatre and Rural Root Theatre: burglar, magistrate, undertaker, scientist, philosopher, murderer, murder victim, cobbler and solicitor. Now he appears as an ordinary middle-class man in an ordinary family, living in an ordinary house in an ordinary neighbourhood. Congratulations to the cast, the director and all of the crew who have brought to life this exceptional story. It has been an extraordinary experience!
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