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Natalie Fitkowsky

Born and raised in Winnipeg, Natalie currently teaches English to high school students. In addition to teaching and acting, she sings with the O. Koshetz Ukrainian Choir. Our Father is Natalie’s third production WMT, having previously performed as Marie in Wherever You May Be (2023) and Essie in You Can’t Take It With You (2022). She would like to thank her family and friends for supporting her artistic endeavors.

Carolyn Schmidt

This is Carolyn’s fourth performance with WMT and she was last seen as Annie Parker in When We Are Married (2023). But, this is her first foray into Reader’s Theatre. She’s a college instructor and free-lance writer who’s always looking for learning opportunities, adventures, and challenges — this being one of them. She’s grateful for the support of her friends, amazing partner and the WMT community. 

Connor Hopper

Connor is celebrating his tenth year with WMT. He previously directed You Can’t Take It With You, Taming of the Shrew and Check Please. He has acted in many WMT productions; some favourites include Nude With Violin and Radio Nights. Connor would like to thank his wife Ally, his friends, and his family — both biological and theatrical.


KB Greenhill

KB is thrilled to make their Winnipeg Mennonite Theatre debut! Prior credits include Scrooge (A Seussified Christmas Carol), Jaques (As You Like It), and Cyrano (Cyrano de Bergerac). As a genderqueer individual, this play is especially important to them. KB is hopeful to see these topics explored in a wonderful community such as this.

Monica Reis

Monica is an actor, director and playwright. Roles have included Mrs. Helliwell, When We Are Married (2023), and Mrs. Alving, Ghosts (2019). She also directed the audio drama Death of Pollyanna in 2021. Recently, her award-winning play, Wherever You May Be, was featured in MennoFest 2.0. Retired, Monica spends her time thinking about writing some more. Love to Luis, Becca and Em.

Leslie Boardman

Leslie is excited to be back with WMT! She was last seen as Anne in Wherever You May Be for MennoFest 2.0. She has also performed in several productions for Shoestring Players and is remembered by many as Minnie in Dark Horse Theatre’s The Social. She also performed 5 characters in An Seanchai Theaytre’s The Weight of Shame. Look for Leslie in this year’s Winnipeg Fringe Festival!

Judy Danchura - Director

An avid lover of all things theatre, Judy has worked with Winnipeg Mennonite Theatre since she retired from teaching high school English and Drama in 2007. Currently WMT’s artistic director, Judy is also a costumer, producer and director (Radio Play), and is thrilled to once again step into the director’s role for Our Father. She thanks all of you for supporting community theatre.

Catherine Enns - Producer

Catherine is a veteran of almost 50 years of productions with WMT. She has been a board member for almost as many years, currently serving as President. She has enjoyed acting, producing, stage managing, as well as many other endeavors — some more successful than others. And it has been a joy. Long live the arts!

Jeff Madden - Stage Manager

Jeff was last seen in WMT’s Menno-Fest 2.0 as Peter in Wherever You May Be (2023) and also co-directed When We Are Married and played the part of Helliwell (2023) Previously, he was seen as Wargrave in And Then There Were None (2017) and engineered the audio dramas The Murder of Mrs. Brooks, Death Calls at Dinner, and The Trial.

Steph Adamov - Dramaturge

As the Rainbow Sheep of the family with paternal Mennonite roots, Steph is thrilled to be collaborating with Winnipeg Mennonite Theatre! For over a decade, Steph has been behind the scenes producing the Rainbow Resource Centre’s Gala and is currently coordinating stage activities for both Winnipeg and Kenora Pride.

Lukas Thiessen - Playwright

Lukas Thiessen wrote his first play at age 11, was involved with MTYP as a youth, and later with Winnipeg Mennonite Theatre as an actor. He has also participated in the Winnipeg Fringe Festival as an actor and playwright. He has worked with the Mennonite Studies Department at U of W as a research assistant and with the Plett foundation as a researcher. Currently, he is a research analyst living in Winnipeg.

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