Kaybridge Productions consists of the lovely and talented:
Kate has been acting professionally, directing and teaching for over 20 years in Edmonton as well as across Canada and the United States. She has received Sterling Awards for Leading and Supporting Actress for theatre and an Ampia for Leading Actress in film. She also is an instructor at Grant MacEwan University’s Theatre Arts program as well as The Citadel Theatre’s Young Musical Theatre Company.
Kate’s experience with Puppetry began as a child watching and learning from her parents. She continued studying this important and captivating art form into her professional career and has performing and teaching workshops for schools, festivals, special events as well as working with The City of Edmonton, and The Edmonton Public Library, Edmonton Preschool Association, Alberta Teachers Association and both public and catholic school boards.
Her approach to teaching and performing is to allow the artist to become committed to the art of storytelling in a present, honest, active and therefore, meaningful way.
She actively promotes the arts as a necessary and vital part of the learning process for all young people.
She first developed Kaybridge Productions in 1976 in Ohio, U.S.A. . Her work has been seen by thousands of children through the years from schools to festivals and mainstage theatres and libraries. Her show, The Attic, was also produced by NBC television.
Maralyn Ryan is an acomplished actor, director, writer, puppeteer, instructor and arts administrator. Although performing in stages across Canada, she now focuses her energies in Alberta.
Some of her past credits include:
Director of the Citadel Theatre’s International Children’s Festival
Director of the Citadel Theatre Drama School
Founder and Director of the St. Alberta Children’s Theatre
Artist in Residence (drama and puppetry )in numerous schools throughout Alberta for Alberta Culture
Theatre Instructor with Arts Trek
Puppeteer for Access Television
Directed theatre productions for Grant McEwan College, Keyano College and the Citadel Theatre.
Some of her awards include:
Award for Women in the Arts(Edmonton), National Award for Recognition of Excellence in Innovative Programming, 13 nominations and 3 Sterling Awards for excellence in acting in Edmonton.
Bridget has been performing cabaret for the past 10 years and started in New York’s Don’t Tell Mama with Rant Control to which she garnered ‘Most Promising New Talent’ in NYC. She has since been a main staple in morning television as a remote host on CityTV’s -Breakfast Television. As an actor, she has worked with The Citadel Theatre, Workshop West, Theatre Network, The Mayfeild Theatre, Leave it To Jane, Vertigo Theatre, Alberta Theatre Projects and TheatreWorks, USA. She has directed Spitfire Grill for Leave It To Jane Theatre and NINE for Grant MacEwan College and was the Associate Director on Weil in Weimar with the Edmonton Opera. She has written Counting Americans, Myles: The HypoAllergenic Superhero, and The Winter’s Tale Project with Chris Wynter’s – a new rock and roll musical which won 4 Sterlings Awards in 2004 including Best Musical.