Martha Wigmore

Last updated

May 21, 2018
 

Martha’s current news

Completed in January 2018 - her 12th production with Lyric Arts Main Stage, Anoka MN, as Lady Boyle in Tracy Lett's 'Superior Donut.'

Biography

In the past 13 years Martha has performed  a rich blend of major dramatic roles and classically funny characters in the Twin Cities theatre scene.

"Of special note, a homeless woman named Lady (Martha Wigmore) wanders in and out of the donut shop imparting her unique wisdom. She's a treasure in this play...Wigmore gives her impressive dignity and will steal the audience's heart in the final scenes" - Peggy Sue Dunigan, Broadway World Minneapolis - SUPERIOR DONUTS

"...The glue of this family, Linda Loman, the mother and wife, heartbreakingly portrayed by Martha Wigmore was nothing short of brilliant" - Roxy Orcutt - DEATH OF A SALESMAN

"Another shining moment during this act is the first appearance of Big Mama...[Wigmore] infuses the role with boundless energy and charm...The final act is a delight as Wigmore brings to bear all the energy of Big Mama. She transforms her character as she asserts herself in protection of Big Daddy..." - Mindy Mateuszczyk - CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF

"Their mother Flo (played by Martha Wigmore) also gave an excellent performance, torn as she was between what's best for her daughters and her own regrets." - T. James Belich - PICNIC

"...the wizened, saddened, somewhat long-in-the-tooth (but ultimately redeemed) shelter supervisor, Martha Wigmore, stealing the show" - G. Dawson - THE POUND: A MUSICAL FOR THE DOGS

Résumé

THEATRE HIGHLIGHTS since 2005 --

Superior Donuts - Lady Boyle - Lyric Arts Main Stage, Dir. Matt McNabb

The Spitfire Grill - Hannah Ferguson - Lyric Arts Main Stage, Dir. Scott Ford

Death of a Salesman - Linda Loman - Bloomington Civic Theatre, Dir. Robert Neu

     Role Reprised: Lyric Arts Main Stage, Dir. Robert Neu

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof - Big Mama Pollitt - Lyric Arts Main Stage, Dir. Scott Ford

Over the River and Through the Woods - Aida Gianelli - Lyric Arts Main Stage, Dir. Scott Ford

     Role Reprised: Seasons Dinner Theatre, Dir. Thomas McCarthy

The Pound: A Musical for the Dogs - Ms. Hargreave - Imagined Theatre at the Minnesota Fringe Festival, Dir. Phil & Jules Darg

Major Barbara - Lady Britomart  - Anoka Ramsey Community College Theatre, Dir. Blayne Lemke

Taming of the Shrew - female Baptista - Lakeshore Players Theatre, Dir. Stephen P. Peterson

Picnic - Flo - Lakeshore Players Theatre, Dir. Connie Mills

Romeo and Juliet - Lady Capulet - Rosetown Playhouse, Dir. Philip Bologna

Arsenic and Old Lace - Aunt Martha Brewster - Elk River Community Theatre, Dir. Douglas Johnson

The Laramie Project - Several roles - Lyric Arts Main Stage, Dir. Robert Neu

Guys and Dolls - Arlene (Arvide) - Elk River Community Theatre, Dir. Warren Schueneman

Leading Ladies - Florence - Lyric Arts Main Stage, Dir. Robert Neu

Lend Me a Tenor - Julia Leverett - Lyric Arts Main Stage, Dir. Philip Bologna

Murder on the Nile - Miss ffoliot-foulkes - Lakeshore Players Theatre, Dir. Brian Sherman

Harvey - Mrs. Betty Chumley - Lakeshore Players Theatre, Dir. Mik Mikula

You Can't Take It With You - Mrs. Kirby - Lyric Arts Main Stage, Dir. Joe Hendren

Last Days of Wonder - Mother - Eden Prairie Players, Dir. Warren Sampson

Porch Revival - Martha Mae Thompson - Lakeshore Players 10MPF, Dir. Joe Hendren

Danny is Going to Die - Catherine Murphy - Minneapolis Fringe Festival, Dir. Nikki Wakal

Cheaper By The Dozen - Lillian Gilbreth - Lyric Arts Main Stage, Dir. Philip Bologna

Gold, No Sense, and Brrr... - Rosalie Anderson - Seasons Dinner Theatre, Dir. Thomas & Patti McCarthy

Working - Rose Hoffman - Lakeshore Players Theatre, Dir. Stephen P. Peterson

Rapture (Workshop) - Ann - Savage Umbrella, Dir. Heidi Jedlicka

 

VOCAL and VOICEWORK --

Contract Soloist - (2003 to present) - First Church of Christ, Scientist, Excelsior

'Radio Talking Book' Reader - MN State Services for the Blind

 

EDUCATION

Kennedy Center American College Theatre Region 5 Festival 44 (2012):

Song Performance Workshop - Lynne Rothrock, Nashville

Monologue Workshop - Amy Attaway, Actors Theatre of Louisville

Anoka Ramsey Community College Theatre Department:

Acting Movement (2011) - Blayne Lemke

 

TRAINING

Singers Jam Sessions - Vicky Mountain, MacPhail Center for Music

Monologue Workshop - Robert Neu

Audition Workshop - Robert Neu

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