Ted in Storm Cellar

 

 



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2009

2009 will be a busy year for Walter. It began with his direction of the World Premiere of a new Norm Foster play called Skin Flick. Critics and audiencies loved the production and it did great business for Neptune Theatre, Productions of Skin Flick have been announced for Lighthouse Festival Theatre and Theatre New Brunswick.

In March Walter was part of a short film project shot in Saint John. The Magnifier was a fun sc-fi script written by Mike MacDonald and directed by Marcel Gallant.

This summer Walter will direct Sexy Laundry and then act in Outlaw at The Lighthous Festival  Theatre in Port Dover Ontario. After a short break he heads to Canberra, Australia to direct It Runs in the Family for Canberra Repertory.

2008

The feature Storm Cellar – now called Grindstone Road – will be released on DVD on May 20th.  Enjoy Walter as this kindly and most gentle character!

Walter has just completed the narration for a one-hour documentary for Bravo/CBC titled Sabian Cymbals.

In late June Walter will be at the Victoria Playhouse in Petrolia to direct Separate Beds. Then it's on to Upper Canada Playhouse in Morrisburg, for his fifth season acting in a Ray Cooney farce.

In December, Walter will return to Neptune Theatre to direct the premiere of Norm Foster's new play Skin Flick.

October 2007 to February 2008

In November Walter went to Halifax to rehearse the Neptune Theatre production of White Christmas. He played General Waverly. The very successful musical production ran until mid-January.

June to Sept. 2007

Walter returned to Upper Canada Playhouse in mid-July for his fourth season. Once again he directed and acted in a Ray Cooney farce – It Runs In The Family.

January to June 2007

Walter spent a month in Toronto on the audition trail. Fortunately his first film audition landed the principal role of Ted in the feature Storm Cellar (working title). He spent the end of May and the first half on June on location in the Hamilton, Ontario. He was reunited with old friend Joan Gregson who played his wife Linda. Altogether it was a great experience.

June to December 2006

Walter had a busy six months starting in mid June. First up was the role of Francis Biddle in the Globus Theatre production of Joanna Glass' Trying in Bobcaygeon, Ontario. The show ran for two weeks ending July 15th.

A week later he began rehearsal at Upper Canada Playhouse directing and acting in Ray Cooney's Tom, Dick and Harry. It ran for three weeks until September 4th.

After a one week break to visit home, Walter left for Canberra, Australia.  While there, he directed Peter Colley's I'll Be Back Before Midnight for Canberra Repertory Theatre.

September/October, 2005

Returning to Theatre New Brunswick, Walter directs Norm Foster's Here On The Flight Path starring Foster himself. Foster was joined by the talented Rona Waddington.

July/September, 2005

Walter returns to Upper Canada Playhouse to act in and direct Caught In The Net, the sequel to last year's hit Run For Your Wife.  The season was sold out.

February/March, 2005

Walter appears as Charlie Hay in the tv mini-series Canada/Russia '72, the dramatic story of the famous hockey series. It will be broadcast on CBC in Spring, 2006.

November/December, 2005
Back on home ground, Walter is playing the villainous Tackleton in Theatre New Brunswick's The Cricket on the Hearth. The show opens in Fredericton and tours the province through
December.

August/September, 2004
Summer brings double duty as Walt directs and acts in Run For Your Wife at the Upper Canada Playhouse in Morrisburg, ON.

June/July, 2004
Walt returns to Festival Antigonish in Antigonish, NS for Storm Warning (Director) and Don't Dress for Dinner (Director.)

March, April & May, 2004 - Canberra, Australia
G'day! Walter is directing William Inge's Bus Stop for Canberra Repertory Theatre and the new play Not Just Footie for Huitker Movement Theatre.

February/March, 2004 - Outlaw
Walter spurs on Norm Foster's new play as Cattle Baron Roland Keets in the world premiere of Outlaw at at Theatre Orangeville.

November/December, 2003 - A Gift to Last
Persephone Theatre (Old Clement) and (Director & Author)

A Gift to Last
Neptune Theatre (Author)

October/November, 2003 - The Tempest
Persephone Theatre (Gonzalo)

June/July, 2003 - Lend Me a Tenor
Festival Antigonish (Director)

May, 2003 - Lifetime Achievement Award
Association for Canadian Theatre Research

January/February, 2003 - Here on the Flight Path
Persephone Theatre (Director)

November/December, 2002- The Secret Garden
Theatre New Brunswick (Ben Weatherstaff)

October/November, 2002 - Misery
Persephone Theatre (Director)

September/October, 2002 - Saint Joan
Persephone Theatre (Archbishop of Reims)

July/August, 2002 - Drinking Alone
Lighthouse Theatre (Ivan Todd)

June/July, 2002 - Self-Help
Festival Antigonish (Director)

January/February, 2002 - Drinking Alone
Persephone Theatre (Ivan Todd) and (Director)

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