Donna Fletcher – Director
Donna Fletcher is an accomplished actor, singer, and
concert performer with a wide range of national experience in theatre, musical
theatre, and symphonic work. Proud of
her prairie roots, Donna received her early training in Winnipeg and earned a
Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Manitoba, a
diploma in Music Theatre from The Banff Centre for the Arts, and a Master of
Music in Vocal Performance from The University of Toronto. She has performed with the Winnipeg Symphony;
the Florida Orchestra, and the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra and was featured
on the CBC Radio’s Saturday Afternoon at the Opera.
Donna has directed Brundibar for the
Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, Annie
for Rainbow Stage, Playing for Time for the
RMTC Millerfest and Dry Cold Productions’ Nine,
The Light in the Piazza and Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber of Fleet
Street. Highlights of her career as
an assistant director include Top Girls
at the MTC Warehouse; Salome, Madama Butterfly, The Magic Flute and Lucia di
Lammermoor for Manitoba Opera; Susannah
for Opera Ontario and The Banff Centre/Calgary Opera world premiere of Filumena as well as Calgary Opera’s Sweeney Todd.
As an actor, Donna has been acclaimed in principle roles from east to west with
the Charlottetown Festival, Drayton Festival, Rainbow Stage, Theatre Calgary,
Stage West Calgary, the National Arts Centre, Manitoba Opera, MTC, PTE, MTYP,
the Belfry Theatre and Persephone Theatre.
Recent performing credits include The
Buddy Holly Story and Mary Poppins
(Rainbow Stage), Little Women and Follies (Dry Cold Productions) and
taking the WSO stage with Len Cariou in Send
in the Clowns: The Music of Stephen Sondheim. Always seeking new
challenges, Donna co-created Dry Cold Productions and in July of 2012
she was inducted into the Rainbow Stage Wall of Fame. Donna is a Sessional Voice and Musical
Theatre Instructor at the University Of Manitoba Desautels Faculty of Music as
well as the University of Winnipeg Theatre Department.