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MadFox Theatre team member receives honourary doctorate

The MadFox team is proud to share some exciting news regarding one of our own. On behalf of the entire team, MadFox Theatre wishes Christopher Weddell a massive congratulations on receiving an honourary doctorate from Thompson River University for his contributions to professional theatre in British Columbia.

Artistic Director, Pete MacLeod, stands with Christopher Weddell in celebration of his honourary doctorate.

Kelowna’s theatre scene, Christopher's work has specifically been his contributions to the formation of MadFox Theatre and the numerous workshops he's provided to the public. He directed the inaugural production of Hannah Moscovitch’s Little One in 2019, and will return in a directing capacity once again in our production of Sea Wall this August. Both the company and Kelowna’s burgeoning theatre community are fortunate to have the mentorship and wisdom of such a legendary artist and instructor. Read TRU’s full write up below. Christopher Weddell has made extraordinary contributions to British Columbia’s professional theatre community in so many roles: actor, director, dramaturge, playwright, producer and even owner of theatre companies. During his 47-year career, he has enhanced the learning and lives of hundreds of students, including graduates of TRU’s Theatre Arts program. Since 2000, Weddell has taught acting and playwriting at the Canadian College of Performing Arts in Victoria. He has been nominated for a Jessie Richardson Theatre Award in acting for Much Ado About Nothing and in directing for Richard II. In 2020, Weddell was honoured with a Lekwungen ceremonial blanket for his collaborative piece about the John A. MacDonald statue debate, Mr. Speaker, with Ben Alto-Bond. Christopher Weddell’s contributions to all aspects of the theatre arts and the cultivation of future artists as an educator and mentor exemplifies the commitment to cultural sustainability that TRU strives to inspire in its students. Congratulations to Dr. Christopher Weddell once again, and stay tuned for an exciting update regarding our August production of Sea Wall.


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