Wednesday, April 22, 2015

WTC was invited to perform at the annual City of Wilsonville Volunteer Appreciation Banquet on April 21st. Two one act plays, The Birdwatchers by David DeHart, and Tell Me a Story - Sing Me a Song by Jean Lennox Toddie, received excellent response from an audience of over 200. It was fun and enjoyed by the cast, as well as the attendees. Personally, I found it satisfying to once again be back on stage with WTC actors. Thanks to Patricia Distler, Mike Gibson, Jim Little, Brenda Walter and Katie Walter, who volunteered their time to showcase WTC's talents. The attendees each received tickets for upcoming WTC plays. A special shout-out to Angela Handran at the City of Wilsonville for asking us to perform, and to Jennifer at the Wilsonville Holiday Inn for providing for our needs.
(L to R:  Jim Little, Michael Gibson, Patrica Distler, Dave DeHart, Katie Walter, Brenda Walter)
Photo by Dick Spence.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Wilsonville Theater Company announced today they are cancelling their Spring performance of "Miss Nelson is Missing." They apologize to those who attended auditions, and they are especially regretful for those of you who may have set aside the play dates. WTC will make an announcement later as respects which play will be performed in the Fall of 2015.

Sunday, March 8, 2015


Fantastic crowd for closing night! Thanks to all of you who attended our production of "Bus Stop".

Thanks also to the hard-working cast! We couldn't have done it without any of you.

We look forward to seeing you at "Miss Nelson is Missing" in the spring!!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015


Meet the cast:  Kendall Auel as "Sheriff Will Masters."

It is a pleasure to welcome back  veteran Wilsonville Theater Company actor Kendall Auel. After a four- year hiatus, Kendall returns to the Frog Pond Grange in the role of "Sheriff Will Masters" in William Inge's Bus Stop.  His first experience with WTC was back in 2007 when he started out working the light board, then appearing on stage in the role of "Harry Pepper" in Neil Simon's Barefoot in the Park that same year.
Kendall went on performing in Arsenic and Old Lace at Boring, Oregon's Nutz-n-Boltz Theater in 2008; then acted in 2009 in Slue-Foot Sue & Pecos Bill for the Central Beaverton NAC. That same year Kendall returned to WTC in the role of "Charles Wilson" in A Ferry Tale of Wilsonville, then again in 2009 he was the Foley Artist in It’s a Wonderful Life: A live Radio Play at Beaverton Civic Theater.

Kendall Auel as "Will Masters". Photo: David F. DeHart
Obviously, now smitten with acting, Kendall  was in three plays in 2010: in Beaverton Civic Theater's The Nerd; and in A Christmas Carol. That same year he returned to WTC for Who's On First. For his fourth play at Beaverton Civic Theater, in 2011, Kendall was cast as "Larramore Mandrake" in Three Murders and Its Only Monday.  Last year, he was "Rocky" in the Fertile Ground Festival's production of Zombiella-The Musical.
Kendall has also contributed significant technical support for productions at WTC, as Technical Director, Sound FX Designer, Lighting Tech and Lighting Designer. Striving to learn and improve his art, he started out in 2006 attending a workshop at Portland Center Stage, followed by training at The Brody Theater, The Liberators Improv Comedy, and Curious Comedy Theater. In the summer of 2010, Kendall had the good fortune to study acting for film and television under renowned actor/director/playwright, Shelly Lipkin.

In his role as "Will Masters" in WTC's production of Bus Stop, Kendall portrays a tough yet good-hearted Kansas sheriff. This role called for both physical and emotional challenges, both of which Kendall carried off as a veteran actor.

Bus Stop will continue performances at the Frog Pond Grange in Wilsonville on February 27, 28 and March 6 and 7 at 7:30 P.M. A matinee will be held on March 7 at 2:30. Tickets may be purchased online at, or at the door. Bus Stop is not rated, but would probably be PG-13 based on some adult situations.
Dave DeHart
                                                                        Wilsonville Theater Company