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Joan McBride


Joan McBride as Margaret Jones in Unjustly by Krista Dalby.
Joan McBride as Margaret Jones in Unjustly by Krista Dalby.
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About Joan McBride

I am a professional actor and member of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association and ACTRA, represented by Reisler Talent in Montreal and living in Prince Edward County. I was an acting teacher & director at John Abbott College’s Department of Theatre for over 30 years, with credits including “The Tin Can People” by Edward Bond and “Under Milk Wood” by Dylan Thomas, which performed at the Edinburgh Festival FRINGE in 2011 and 2013 respectively – both to critical acclaim. I also conceived and directed the Montreal Dinner Theatre production of “Anglo! –a Musical Cartoon.” This wildly successful production played to packed houses in Montreal for 2 ½ years.

Since moving to Prince Edward County in 2014, I have become an active member of the performing arts community here. I played Emily Dickinson in the County Roads Theatre Company production of “The Belle of Amherst” in 2017, and Margaret Jones in The Festival Players/Shadow of a Doubt Collective production of “Unjustly” by Krista Dalby (2015, and again as a staged play reading in 2017). In the summer of 2018 I was on the Music at Port Milford programme with the Tokai String Quartet under the concert theme “Phenomenal Women”, offering dramatic reading of poetry and prose selected to accompany works by Fanny Mendelssohn and other female composers. I also create and direct the annual Remembrance Day Jazz Vespers and the popular series Christmas Stories, Songs and Cookies at St Mary Magdalene Church.

In September, 2019, I will return to the stage at Mount Tabor to play the role of Lucy Hopperstaad in the Norm Foster play “On A First Name Basis.”

See The Work

On A First Name Basis

Coming to Mount Tabor Playhouse in September 2019.

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The Belle of Amherst

Produced in 2017.

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