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Last Updated: 24-Feb-14 11:28

Brenda Gorlick – Mrs. Curtain
Brenda Gorlick has been involved in the Performing Arts world for over 35 years in many aspects of the business. As a performer, she has acted, sang and danced her way across Canada, the U.S. and parts of Europe including the acclaimed Stratford Festival and the Banff Centre of Fine Arts.  Brenda serves as Associate Artistic director for Winnipeg Studio Theatre which has produced hit shows such as Spring Awakening, Altar Boyz and the world premiere of Hersteria!  Brenda was recently awarded WST's inaugural "Award of Excellence" for her contribution to the performing arts.  In 2013, Ms. Gorlick appeared as Phyllis in Dry Cold’s Follies as part of Sondheimfest and Miss Andrew (the nasty governess) in Rainbow Stage's Mary Poppins. Selected performer credits include: MTC/Theatre Calgary's co-production of Evita, Rainbow Stage's Wizard of Oz as the Wicked Witch of the West and Jennyanydots/Gumbie in Cats and her all-time favourite: Anita in the Banff Centre's West Side Story.  In film, Ms. Gorlick has worked with luminaries such as Shirley Maclaine, Richard Gere, Jennifer Lopez, Dennis Quaid and Zhang Ziyi.  Brenda has been involved in over 200 productions including every theatre in Winnipeg.  Selected credits include: Hamlet starring Keanu Reeves (RMTC), Three Penny Opera (SIR), A Year with Frog and Toad (MTYP), Funny Girl (WJT), Salome (Manitoba Opera), Le Train (Cercle Molière) and Ordinary Days (WST).  Ms Gorlick has worked as director/choreographer on numerous commercial projects including the SMD Foundation Galas, Manitoba Hydro's Festival of Lights Parades, the Canadian Artistic Gymnastic Championships Gala and the Forks production for Queen Elizabeth II's Royal Visit.  As an Artist in the Schools, Brenda has created projects throughout the province for over 20 years.  She also serves as guest professor in dance and musical theatre for the Universities of Winnipeg and Manitoba.