Watermark Theatre’s 2019 Acting Company will include two local PEI actors, two actors from Halifax, and two from Toronto. Cornwall born and Emyvale raised Jenna Marie joins the company for her first season while Jacob Hemphill, from Summerside, returns for his 2nd season. Leah Pritchard joins the company for her 5th season while Kathyrn McCormack, Warren Bain, and Alexandra Montagnese all newcomers.
A 4th year student studying Theatre and Opera Performance at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Jacob Hemphill was seen in last summer’s Watermark productions of Dial M For Murder and A Moon For The Misbegotten.
Jenna Marie attended Holland College School of Performing Arts. She has had the opportunity to play roles such as Chiffon in Little Shop of Horrors (ACT Community Theatre), Jill in Skin Flick (ACT Community Theatre) and Mary in Mary’s Wedding (Sandstone Theatre Company).
Leah Pritchard is an actor from Halifax who has starred in numerous Watermark productions—from the part of Lizzie in The Rainmaker to the part of Vivie in Mrs. Warren’s Profession and roles in The Lion In Winter, An Ideal Husband, The Glass Menagerie, and Barefoot in the Park.
Halifax based Kathryn McCormack spent her summers in Stanley Bridge. She was named Best Theatre Actor in The Coast’s “Best of Halifax” issue and has been nominated for the Theatre NS Merritt Award for Best Supporting Actress for her roles in Cinderelly and Alice in Wonderland (Shakespeare by the Sea).
Warren Bain has spent eight seasons with St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival as actor and assistant director. Other credits include Weekend Comedy, A Christmas Carol (Orillia Opera House), The Great Kooshog Lake Hollis McCauley Fishing Derby, Miracle on 34th Street (Upper Canada Playhouse), And Then The Lights Went Out (StageWest Calgary).
Alexandra Montagnese is a founding member of the Montreal-based Jot & Tittle Puppetry Collective and a core company member of Lucid Ludic in Toronto. Alexandra has performed several one-woman shows including Suddenly, There by Michael Lake, which had its debut at the Atlantic Fringe Festival in 2014. Her own one-woman show Public Mischief won pick of the fringe at Kingston’s Storefront Fringe.
These actors will be appearing in Boeing Boeing by Marc Camoletti and Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley as well as taking part in the Watermark Play Reading Series. Most will also teach acting classes in the company’s Teenage Acting Conservatory.
Boeing Boeing runs from June 25 to August 31. Crimes of the Heart runs from July 5 to August 30. The Play Reading Series is on August 7, 14, and 21. The Teenage Acting Conservatory is from July 22 to August 2. Watermark Theatre is located at 57 Church Hill Ave, North Rustico.