Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Mary Mag

Erin Walker plays the role of Mary Magdalene in Noh Garden. In the tradition of Noh, she is the waki, or the secondary character. (The primary character is the shite, who in our film is Jesus. More about that when we post information on the actor playing Jesus.) The waki plays a variety of roles, such as a traveling priest or even a former foe of the shite. In our story, Mary is the medium through whom the true nature of the shite, Jesus, is revealed.

Erin Mikelle Walker is a recent graduate of Portland State university with her Master's in Vocal Performance. Stage experience includes: Lucy in The Telephone, and the title role in The Merry Widow at PSU; Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi and Barbarina in The Marriage of Figaro with Rimrock Opera in Billings, MT; and Laetitia in The Old Maid and the Thief at Northern Arizona State University, where she got her Bachelor's degree in Vocal Performance. Erin is currently studying voice with Pamela South.

1 comment:

  1. Interesting; I made my paid operatic debut as Jake Wallace in Puccini's "Girl of the Golden West" in Central City, starring Pamela South as Minnie. : )