Liam Collins is an actor and musician from Mississauga Ontario. While studying computer science at Queen's University, Liam was lucky enough to be part of several theatre productions, galvanizing his love for performance. Since graduating in early 2018, Liam has turned his focus to pursuing acting and music as a career. Last year, Liam played Murray in The Odd Couple here at the Cow Patti Theatre Company. In March of 2019, he returned to provide pre-show entertainment during Cow Patti’s run of Halfway There. He is so excited to be back onstage with Cow Patti again this year!
Name: Liam Collins
Born In: Mississauga, Ontario
Favorite Play: Dogfight
Favorite Film: No Country For Old Men
Favorite Famous Person Worked With: AnnaMarie Lea
Favorite Thing About Alberta Mountains like I've never seen before.
Favorite Fish Dish: Fried Perch
Favorite Fishing Lure: good ol’ worms
Funny Personal Fishing Story: I won second place in the McKay Lake Fishing Derby in 2003. I was ten, and there were only 3 kids in the competition. But I still have the trophy around here somewhere!
Favorite Norm Foster Line or Quote: “Thinking of Neil Young while I’m examining you negates the feelings; I have for you.”
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.”
Brian is delighted to be back with Cow Patti again to perform in The Great Kooshog Lake Hollis McCauley Fishing Derby. Earlier this year audiences saw him in Halfway There, playing the new Doctor who comes to town. Other plays include The Christmas Express and Ethan Claymore to name a few. Brian will be appearing in a new play written by his wife Alison Lawrence called “Too Close to Home” in the new year.
Name: Brian Young
Born In: Hamilton, Ontario
Favorite Play: Rhinoceros by Eugene Ionesco
Favorite Film: Casablanca
Favorite Famous Person Worked With: Diane Keaton
Favorite Thing About Alberta: The beautiful scenery
Favorite Fish Dish: Bouillabaisse
Favorite Fishing Lure: Psssst, hey Mackerel you wanna see something cool for the Halibut
Funny Personal Fishing Story: When I was a kid, I used to go to an Arcade in Port Dover and for a nickel you could put a fishing rod into a stream of flowing water and try to hook a plastic fish for a prize.
Favorite Norm Foster Line or Quote: Mugging we call it. The practice of collecting and studying mugs. I suppose that would make us muggers.