Theatre Work

Pictures and thoughts from selected works…

Jenny Daigle, Laura Gillespie Photo Credit: Morris Ertman

Jenny Daigle, Laura Gillespie
Photo Credit: Morris Ertman

I had a blast playing the Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of Oz (Rosebud Theatre: Summer, 2015).  When you don’t have to deal with the guilt or consequences, being mean is fun!  I also played the trumpet whenever I was off stage, so it was a very busy show for me.

Nominated for 2016 Calgary Theatre Critics’ Awards: Best Supporting Actress in a Musical

 

Laura Gillespie

Laura Gillespie

In February of 2015, I participated in Urban Curvz‘s: Girls Gone Wilde! cabaret with Calgarian actor Lara Schmitz.  We created a movement/spoken word piece called Spliced, that was inspired by the works of Amanda Palmer and Margaret Atwood.

 

Laura Gillespie, Troy O'Donnell, Meghan Hanet Photo Credit: Morris Ertman

Laura Gillespie, Troy O’Donnell, Meghan Hanet
Photo Credit: Morris Ertman

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Rosebud Theatre: Christmas, 2014) was a very exciting show for me.  I had to learn to accompany a show on my trumpet (an instrument I hadn’t played regularly since 2007), I got to sing and dance when I wasn’t playing the trumpet, and I got a sword.  Plus, let’s be honest, I looked super cool.

 

Ben Gorodetsky, Laura Gillespie, Andrea Jorawsky Photo Credit: Ian Jackson, EPIC Photography

Ben Gorodetsky, Laura Gillespie, Andrea Jorawsky
Photo Credit: Ian Jackson, EPIC Photography

Bitches & Money: 1878 with Northern Light Theatre (November 2013) was my first show after graduating from Rosebud School of the Arts.  It was thrilling to work with new people in a new space, on a show that was funny and fast-paced and would never have been done in Rosebud.  I got to shoot somebody!

 

Nathan Schmidt, Laura Gillespie Photo Credit: Kelsey Krogman

Nathan Schmidt, Laura Gillespie
Photo Credit: Kelsey Krogman

Someplace (February 2013) was the show I wrote, produced and acted in for my final project.  I had an incredible team working with me and it turned out better than I ever could have imagined.  Here are my thoughts from the time: Producer’s Notes.

 

Mike Thiessen, Joel Stephanson, Laura Gillespie Photo Credit: Morris Ertman

Mike Thiessen, Joel Stephanson, Laura Gillespie
Photo Credit: Morris Ertman

The Gifts of the Magi was the Rosebud Theatre 2011 Christmas production and it remains one my favourites.  It was my first ever musical and I long to sing and dance like that again someday.

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