Who are you?
Cam Wright is a 17 year old student currently attending Charles Spencer High school. She has been enrolled in the GPLT ‘Rising Star Program’ for the last 6 years, and has been volunteering as an assistant with the younger programs for 3. She's a wealth of knowledge and there isn't a day with Cam that doesn't go by without her saying "did you know....". She's a quick learner and an eager performer. Cam has also been in the past three productions of Charles Spencer’s partnership with the Douglas J Cardinal Performing Arts Centre, where she played Louisa in the Sound Of Music, Star To Be in Annie, and Audrey in Little Shop Of Horrors.
What does theatre mean to you?
Theatre for me has always been a form of escapism. There’s something magic in losing yourself on stage, and then immediately returning to the ‘real world’ as a completely different person. I also appreciate theatre ability to trick people into confronting real world events and tragedies, in a way that’s accessible and easy to understand. When you tap into someone’s emotions, something that art often does, it transcends opinion. Theatre is, and always will be, about empathy, and telling the human story.
What is your favorite project that you've worked on?
My favourite production I’ve ever been in has been The Sound Of Music. It was the first show I ever did with rented costumes, a live pit band, and a full house. As a fourteen year old who had only ever done summer camps, it felt Broadway. The music was gorgeous. As mentioned previously, the show also perfectly blends the escapism of Rogers and Hammerstein, with the undertones of a racist dictatorship, a topic that in 2017 was incredibly relevant.
What is a fun fact about you?
I was born inside my amniotic sack!
I’m most excited to work with Cavalcade mainly because of their focus on bringing new and interesting theatre to a town where arts are often overshadowed.
If you could do a pop up show anywhere, what would it be?
If I could do any pop up show it would be The Last Five Years by Jason Robert Brown. Not only is it my favorite show, it also only requires two actors and a black box set.