April 7, 2017
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After an exhilarating high school career as a stage manager for many high-profile productions featured in the Sears Drama Festival, in 1991 Megan Leslie made the leap from back stage to centre stage in the Insanity of Mary Girard, winning the Adjudicator’s Award for this ensemble piece. Her love of theatre eventually led her to the oldest and longest-running theatric spectacle in Canada: The House of Commons. While engaged in the cut-and-thrust of politics as Halifax’s MP and NDP Deputy Leader, Megan made time for her artistic career, regularly auctioning off “karaoke and nachos with your MP” as a fundraiser for local activist organizations; narrowly losing to Tanya Davis in “Dancing with the Halifamous” for LiveArt Dance; singing “Bud the Spud” for the nation on the death of Stompin’ Tom Connors, and dazzling Jaimie Anderson Internship fundraiser attendees with her rendition of “Down to the River.” This is Megan’s first much-anticipated return to acting since her performance in the House Mary Girard, and she looks forward to taking home the SYTYCA trophy.