BPA, MFA

Instructor, Theatre
Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts
School of Performing Arts
School of Performing Arts - Theatre

604.986.1911 ext. 3629
Arbutus Building, room AR106
catherinewilmot@capilanou.ca

Education

MFA, The Boston Conservatory, Boston, MA, 2017.

BPA, Capilano University, 2014.

Diploma, Special Education Teacher Assistant Program, Kwantlen College, 2006.

Diploma, Theatre, Douglas College, 1997.

"I believe the purpose of education is to include all who are passionate about learning, no matter the students status or ability."

Bio

Cathy Wilmot (MFA, The Boston Conservatory, 2015) is an accomplished interdisciplinary theatre artist and educator who has performed in over forty musicals and plays, as well as performance art pieces, concerts and benefits. Wilmot has been in several short films, worked as a voice-over artist and has also worked as a director, producer and costumer.

Wilmot has taught groups and individuals ranging from elementary school students to university students to senior citizens. She has experience as both a public and private school teacher, serving traditional acting students to children with special needs. Her focus areas include musical theatre; voice; movement; singing; acting; and auditioning. She frequently serves as a subject matter expert, acting as a jury member or guest judge adjudicating on review panels and competitions.

Favourite theatrical credits include Rosie in Mamma Mia and Les Miserables (Arts Club), Paulette in Legally Blonde (TUTS), Dragon in Shrek the Musical (Align Entertainment), Shindel Kamzoil in Fiddler on The Roof (Gateway Theatre), Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd (Fighting Chance Productions), Pennywise in Urinetown and Yitzak in Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Wilmot has performed devised pieces in The Vancouver Fringe Festival, The Revolver Festival, the International PuSh Festival, as well in London, England where she performed a concert celebrating Canadian musicals.

Cathy Wilmotis a proud member of the Canadian Actors Equity, NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) and VASTA (Voice and Speech Trainers Association).

I believe there are fundamental values found in the theater that a student can apply to any aspect of their life such as work ethic, responsibility to yourself and a group, problem-solving, self-directed learning and critical thinking. I am interested in how connected our body is to text and breath, and love watching my students have those moments of discovery.

I find what is most effective for the student is the act of doing getting up and working through the text and movement. I know this because I have seen the success this has within the classroom as well as in their work. Students build communicative skills and can think and give feedback objectively.

Best Actress, Woman 1 in Side by Side by Sondheim, Community Theatre Coalition Awards, 2015.

Most Outstanding Performance, Legally Blonde, Theatre Under the Stars, E.V. Young Awards, 2013.

Best Actress, Edie in Grey Gardens, Community Theatre Coalition Awards, 2012.

Best Actress, Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd, Community Theatre Coalition Awards, 2011.

Best Direction of a Musical, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, 2011.

Best Actress, Forbidden Broadway, Community Theatre Coalition Awards, 2010.

Best Actress, Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd, Ovation Awards, 2010.

Best Supporting Actress in a Musical, Buttercup in HMS Pinafore, Community Theatre Coalition Awards, 2010.

Best Supporting Actress, Lisa in A New Brain, Ovation Awards, 2009.

Best Supporting Actress in a Musical, Erma in Anything Goes, Community Theatre Coalition Awards, 2008.

Best Supporting Actress, Yitzak in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Ovation Awards, 2007.

Best Supporting Actress in a Musical, Kilroy in Hansel and Gretel the Pantomime, Community Theatre Coalition Awards, 2007.