AnnaMarie is the Artistic Producing Director of The Cow Patti Theatre Company. AnnaMarie’s career in the Arts spans over the last 32 years in all mediums. Recent theatre credits include for Cow Patti: Halfway There by Norm Foster and The Odd Couple by Neil Simon. Current films include: Miracle in East Texas, Scott Jones Productions - Root of the Problem, Chaos Films. AnnaMarie is also directing a production with the youth of our Community for the Lacombe Performing Arts Center this January, Much More Munsch. AnnaMarie would like to thank the Cast, Crew and Volunteers helping raise the barn on our 24th Season of Live Professional Dinner Theatre. All her love and admiration to her husband Tom and their children, Frances, Matilda, James and Claira. Enjoy the show!
Name: AnnaMarie Frances Lea
Nick Name or Stage Name: Momsie, Mama, My Sweet Bride, Head Cow
Born In: Calgary, Alberta
Favorite Play: Any Norm Foster play, usually the one I am currently in
Favorite Film: Presently, Downton Abbey
Favorite Famous Person Worked With: John Ratzenberger & John Travolta
Favorite Thing About Alberta: Being married to my Alberta boy, Tom Lea
Favorite Fish Dish: Perch Fish Rolls
Favorite Fishing Lure: The Cow Patti Fishing Lure
Funny Personal Fishing Story: Going fishing with Tom in Yellowknife, NT on a date many moons ago and "acting" like I really knew what I was doing... but it was very obvious to Tom that I didn't have a clue, but he just smiled and went along with it.
Favorite Norm Foster Line or Quote: “My life is coming apart like a fat boy's pants"
Linda is happy to be coming back to Cow Patti. In the past year I have worked at Upper Canada Playhouse in Morrisburg, Ontario, Globus Theatre in Bobcaygeon, Sudbury Theatre Centre, and this fall she is in an episode of "Cardinal", in the new year in an episode of a new series "Transplant", and a recurring role in a new series "Moody Christmas". So lucky to be in this wonderful business in this wonderful country.
Name: Linda Goranson
Stage Name: Sienna
Born In: Toronto
Favorite Play: a musical "Come From Away"
Favorite Film: this year "The Grizzlies"
Favorite Famous Person Worked With: Philip Seymour Hoffman
Favorite Thing About Alberta: the skies
Favorite Fish Dish: fish and chips
Favorite Fishing Lure: - black licorice nibs (it doesn't work)
Funny Personal Fishing Story: First time camping, first time in a canoe, first time fishing. Licorice nibs as a lure, poles are sticks with string as the line. In the canoe are myself, my 7- and 1-year old sons, and our 2 dogs. In the middle of a huge lake in Algonquin Park. It starts to pour. One of the dogs gets sick in the canoe. We caught no fish.
Favorite Norm Foster Line or Quote: "Someone must have drooled on my script. That happens a lot lately."
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.”