About

Wendy graduated from the Theatre Department of the University of Victoria, and went on to produce, write, direct and act in plays, musicals, operas, and film in Victoria and Toronto.

Now a permanent resident of Victoria, as a director, Wendy is notorious for her offbeat productions of Gilbert and Sullivan, including HMS Pinafore, The Gondoliers, Ruddigore, and Pirates of Penzance (complete with bobbies on bicycles). She also likes to direct classical plays with a twist, often casting women in male roles particularly in her work with the Victoria Shakespeare Festival: Much Ado About Nothing, Lysistrata, and The Tempest.

As an actor, Wendy is famous for her high-spirited characterizations, including Ruth in Pirates of Penzance, Buttercup in HMS Pinafore, Mother Courage (title role), and Mother Superior in Nunsense.

Wendy’s most beloved singing telegram character is Helga the Opera Viking. She has also created and managed the Coventry Carollers for over 20 years.