Violet’s the Pilot

Violet’s the Pilot

An Environmental Adventure

April 25 – July 3
Young Company Travelling Production

From the writer of ROSE'S CLOTHES comes an interactive story about young people doing big things.




By Jason Hall
Directed by Rob Kempson

  • Today is Violet’s big day. In front of a crowd of reporters, she’s about to become the world’s youngest pilot. But just when she’s ready to make history, disaster strikes. And his name is Bud. Surprising a crowd of reporters, he’s about to become the world’s youngest protestor. Technology versus the environment. Ambition versus responsibility. Violet versus Bud. Who will win? Only the pack of reporters – our audience – can decide what tomorrow’s headline will say.

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  • Cast

    Megan Carty - Violet
    Jacob MacLeod - Bud
    Sarah Reny - Copes


    Director - Rob Kempson
    Stage Manager - Wallis Caldoza
    Set Designer - Anna Treusch
    Costume Designer - Jayne Christopher
    Assistant Director - Pascale Behrman

    Megan Carty is an Ottawa-based emerging theatre artist. She is a graduate of the Arts Canterbury Drama program and has also received training from Studio 58 (Vancouver), One Yellow Rabbit (Calgary), and the Movement Theatre Studio (NYC). Megan was recently seen in the Canadian premieres of two novel adaptations: Baby Bridget in Up to Low (Magnetic North Theatre Festival) and Eliza in The Book of Everything(Magnus Theatre). Other recent credits include: Bridge to the Past (Theatre Wakefield), You Didn’t Ask to be Here(Theatre Underground), and Dial M for Mounty (Eddie May Mysteries). Megan is passionate about the creation of new work and has showcased original pieces at the Edinburgh Fringe, the International Children’s Festival, the National Arts Centre, and Ottawa’s Fresh Meat Festival. She has toured all across Canada as a puppeteer with Rock the Arts Puppets and is the founder of Cart Before the Horse, a company committed to exploring how the world of young women has been expressed by playwrights in contemporary Canadian Theatre. So far Megan has produced and acted in two shows with her company: The Shape of a Girl and Perfect Pie.
    Jacob MacLeod is a recent graduate of Queen's University: Drama major and Politics minor. It seems like an odd pair, but there is a lot of drama in politics and a lot of politics to drama. Ever since he saw Salt Water Moon in his first year at Queens, he fell in love with The Thousand Islands Playhouse and knew that he had to get involved. This past year he played Martin Guerre in The House of Martin Guerre and Witch #3 in Macbeth, both of which were presented by Queen’s University School of Drama and Music. He is thrilled and can’t wait to see what this summer has to offer! 


    Sarah Reny attended Queen’s University where she graduated cum laude in Drama. Throughout her time there she focused mainly on acting and directing, and looks forward to beginning her professional career as an actor. Sarah was apart of the Theatre Kingston and the Queen’s Drama Department’s joint internship course where she had the opportunity to assistant direct with Rebecca Benson on The Mountaintop, as well as Kathryn McKay on Judith Thompson’s new play, Hothouse. She also worked with Kathryn and the team at the H’art Centre on their show Down Syndrome by the Dozen, acting amongst able and differently-abled artists. At Queen’s University Sarah was an Artistic Director for Queen’s Vagabond for two seasons, for whom she directed The Importance of Being Earnest. Her acting credits include Malcom in Macbeth, Una in Blackbird, Inez in No Exit, and Philly in Problem Child.



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