Summer season at North Rustico theatre begins June 26
Watermark’s 2018 acting company is ready for the start of summer season.
Watermark’s 2018 acting company is a mix of professional actors from P.E.I. and actors with family and professional history on the Island. Joining already announced acting company members Brielle Ansems and Robert Tsonos will be Geoffrey Pounsett, Madeleine Donohue, Paul Cowling, Richard Beaune and Jacob Hemphill. A 20-year veteran of Canadian theatre, Pounsett, a Torontobased actor has performed in theatres across the country, has been a company member with both the Stratford and Charlottetown Festivals (“Fire” in 2002), and has appeared in several productions for Canadian Stage, Factory and Tarragon Theatres in Toronto. Hemphill, an Island actor, is in his third year of studying theatre and opera performance at Dalhousie University in Halifax. His acting credits include “The Sound of Music,” “Peter Pan,” “The Wizard of Oz” (Confederation Centre); “My Fair Lady” (The Grand Theatre) and “The Magic Flute” (Dalhousie Arts Centre). This will be Cowling’s first time visiting P.E.I., but he has some history on the Island – his mother’s family settled in Hunter River when they emigrated from Scotland many years ago. Cowling has appeared on stage throughout Western Canada in such shows as “I’ll Be Back Before Midnight,” “9 to 5 the Musical,” “Hamlet,” “The Cripple of Inishmaan” and many others. Beaune returns to the Watermark after appearing as Friar Laurence in the company’s 2015 production of “Romeo & Juliet.” He has performed in every province and territory across Canada in both official languages over a 30-year career. His work has ranged from Shakespeare (30 professional productions and counting) to new works of physical theatre and all stops in between. Donahue appeared in “Midnight Madness” and “Old Wives’ Tales” at the Port Stanley Festival Theatre, preceded by “Deceitful Above All Things” for the Storefront Theatre in Toronto. Other recent work includes “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” with the Humber River Shakespeare O’Neill throughout the summer months. They will also be taking part in the Watermark Play Reading series and most will teach acting classes in the company’s Teenage Acting Conservatory. Company, and five seasons with Driftwood Theatre Group. All of these actors will be appearing in “Dial M for Murder” by Frederick Knott and “A Moon for the Misbegotten” by Eugene Community Happenings are published daily and are for non-profit groups to publicize upcoming events. Keep submissions to less than 30 words. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or drop submissions off at our Summerside office, 316 Water St., or at the
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Geoffrey Pounsett is a 20-year veteran of Canadian theatre.