Raising a tea cup to the theatre

Photos by Kristy Reimer

Fall 2018

“If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn’t. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn’t be. And what it wouldn’t be, it would. You see?”  Lewis Carroll

Airdrie’s theatre scene is exploding – there is no other word for it! From improv to intense dramas, we’ve seen a marked increase in the interest in live theatre, much of it owed to those driven performers, directors and producers pictured here. We channelled the Mad Hatter’s tea party at Hayloft Restaurant for our annual roundup of Airdrie’s theatre scene stealers. No tea cups were harmed in the making of this photo.

Our tea party guests left to right:

Kate Dekker: Torchlight Theatre (actor and backstage manager)

Jesse Peachment: Torchlight Theatre (actor)

Jeff Conrad: Kim Cheel Creations and Torchlight Theatre (actor)

Janae Crawford: Torchlight Theatre (actor)

Chelsea Restall: Torchlight Theatre (artistic director, producer, actor, writer) and Kim Cheel Creations (director)

Peggy Buzzard: Nose Creek Players and Kim Cheel Creations (actor)

Anne Mulders: Nose Creek Players (actor)

Garry Buzzard: Nose Creek Players and Torchlight Theatre (actor)

Taylor Burton: Nose Creek Players, Torchlight Theatre, Kim Cheel Creations, Airdrie’s Ghost Walk and Airdrie Airheads (actor and stage manager)

Mandi Fusaro Smith: Nose Creek Players (vice-president, director, actress), Torchlight Theatre (actor, head of props, backstage) and Airdrie Airheads (actor)

Amanda Frost: Nose Creek Players (prop master, set designer and actor)

Kim Cheel: Kim Cheel Creations (creator), Airdrie Airheads (creator, artistic director, actor, producer) and Airdrie’s Ghost Walk (creator, actor, producer)

Robin McKittrick: Nose Creek Players (president, director, actor)

Dragos Paunescu: Torchlight Theatre, Nose Creek Players, Kim Cheel Creations and Airdrie Airheads (actor)