We are delighted to welcome Glenda Warkentin back to the Opera House Stage. Glenda first came to Rosebud as a student at Rosebud School of the Arts, and has since appeared in a number of shows; most recently Jake & The Kid, and On Golden Pond. We love watching her dominate the stage each show as The White Witch in The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.
What do you do outside of Rosebud?
I live in Rosebud, with my husband of six years. I have toured Canada with burnt thicket theatre's "She Has A Name" and worked on several films in the area. We own a Theatre Company called Suspension Of Disbelief with which we have produced Shakespearean plays down in the Badlands.
What have been some favourite shows you've been a part of?
I have really enjoyed On Golden Pond, Talley's Folly, Jake & The Kid: Prairie Seasons, Troy Women, The Last Five Years.
If you got to go to Narnia, who would you look forward to meeting?
Of course my first stop would be to see my beloved Aslan. But after that I would love to have a close inspection of all the trees and learn how they communicate. As Mr. Beaver says, "Even the trees have ears", but I wonder how they would tell anyone what they heard?
What has been a highlight of being in Rosebud?
Even though I live in Rosebud, I feel a newness of community within the LWW cast and crew. It's like a smaller community within the context of the larger one. I appreciate getting to know my neighbour artists in this concentrated form.
What are some of your non-theatre related interests?
Before I came to Rosebud I was certified as an Interior Designer, so I am always looking for ways to exercise my skills and sense of aesthetic. Sometimes that means finding new ways to decorate our little home, or help friends with their design questions, sometimes I get the chance to design costumes or sets for shows, sometimes it's just an in depth chance to enjoy the beauty around me.