Megan Watson to direct Dial M for Murder in North Rustico
Watermark Theatre has announce that Megan Watson has been hired to direct Dial “M” For Murder by Frederick Knott in the company’s 2018 summer season.
Originally from Ottawa, Ms. Watson is currently the Artistic Associate with The Grand Theatre in London, Ontario. She holds an MFA in directing from the University of Alberta and a BFA in acting from Ryerson University. Her recent directing credits include: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Shakespeare in the Ruff), Agency (Yell Rebel), Extremophiles (Summerworks), Julius Caesar (Grand Theatre HSP), Crookback—an adaptation of Richard III (Beacon Theatre), When the Rain Stops Falling, Much Ado About Nothing (University of Alberta), and Derailed (AMY Project). As the Artistic Associate at The Grand, she leads the new play development program, COMPASS, and will be directing The Glass Menagerie April 3 to 14.
“We’re delighted to have Megan join us this season,”said Watermark Artistic Director Robert Tsonos, “She’s a very talented director and is going to bring a great energy, theatricality, and intelligence to our production.”
Dial “M” For Murder by Frederick Knott, written in 1952, tells the frightening story of a husband planning the murder of his adulterous wife. He arranges the perfect crime by blackmailing a scoundrel he used to know into strangling her at a time when he has the perfect alibi. Of course, things do not turn out as planned. The play that inspired Alfred Hitchcock’s film classic weaves an ever-tightening web of danger and deception—full of twists, turns, and suspense.
Artistic Director Robert Tsonos will also be directing this summer. He will be tackling the classic American love story by Eugene O’Neill, A Moon For The Misbegotten. The designers hired for the summer productions will be familiar to PEI audiences as all have worked on previous seasons. Set designer William Layton is joining Watermark for his 3rd season, lighting designer Renée Brode is back for her second season, and Julia Hodgson will serve as costume designer this year in her second season with the company.
Watermark Theatre has launched a promotional video for the 2018 Summer Season. The video highlights the two plays in this year’s season. Dial “M” For Murder by Frederick Knott and A Moon For The Misbegotten by Eugene O’Neill. View the video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwsaZjHJncQ.
The 2018 summer season runs from June 26 to September 1, 2018.