Ali is happy to return to CPTC after playing Claudia in The Butler Did It a few seasons back. Ali was born and raised on Vancouver Island and is now based out of Toronto. This is her second Norm Foster play this year, as she played Sophie Tomesko in The Gentleman Clothier at The Orillia Opera House this past summer.
Name: Alison MacKay
Nick Name or Stage Name: Ali
Born on: Vancouver Island
Favorite Play: Very hard question. Too many to choose from! Some top choices... Three Sisters, King Lear, Angels in America, Jerusalem, Skylight.
Favorite Film: This is also too hard to answer!
Favorite Famous Person Worked With: Tim Curry
Favorite thing about Alberta: Visiting with family and friends.
Favorite Fish Dish: Vegan... Sorry!
Favorite Fishing Lure: Tofu?
Funny Personal Fishing Story: I think I went fishing once when I was a kid, but I don’t think I caught anything. Fun fact: My uncle on Vancouver Island makes the best smoked salmon you’ve ever tasted. He’s built a smoker in his backyard. I’ve never tasted it... because of the whole vegan thing... but apparently, it’s incredible. He also is a genius gardener! Shout out to my uncle Don!
Favorite Norm Foster line or quote: “If you follow your brain it’s not love. It’s algebra.”