Martha Wigmore

Last updated

October 15, 2017
 

Martha’s current news

COMING UP: So pleased to appear in my 12th production with Lyric Arts Main Stage, Anoka MN, coming this January 2018!! Love this role of Lady Boyle in Tracy Lett's 'Superior Donuts,' directed by Matt McNabb.

Biography

In the past 12 years Martha has performed  a rich blend of major dramatic roles and classically funny characters in the Twin Cities theatre scene.

"...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

"...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

"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

Résumé

THEATRE HIGHLIGHTS since 2005 --

UPCOMING: 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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