Opening the Drawer

Cast and Creative Team Announced for The Drawer Boy

Watermark is thrilled to announce the cast and creative team working on The Drawer Boy by Michael Healey playing at the theatre in North Rustico from August 9th to September 3rd, 2022. The production will be directed by Mary Vingoe and the actors will be Rahul Gandhi, Wally MacKinnon, and Paul Rainville. The designers for the production are Wes Babcock (set), Rebecca Miller (lights), Julia Kim (costumes), and Pat Caron (sound).

The Drawer Boy, one of the most successful plays in Canadian theatre history, depicts the story of a young actor from the big city who moves in with two farmers to gather stories about rural life. The farmers’ lives are irrevocably altered when art attempts to imitate life and the line between truth and fiction is crossed. Hilarious, surprising, and infinitely moving. Winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award.

Mary Vingoe has directed at theatres across the country including Canada’s National Arts Centre, Tarragon Theatre, The Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, Prairie Theatre Exchange, Alberta Theatre Projects and Neptune Theatre. Mary is the founding Artistic Director of the Magnetic North Theatre Festival at Canada’s National Arts Centre in Ottawa, co-founder and past Artistic Director of Toronto’s Nightwood Theatre, co-founder and past co-Artistic Director of Ship’s Co. Theatre in Parrsboro, Nova Scotia and co-founder and past Artistic Director of The Eastern Front Theatre in Halifax. In 2011, she was made an Officer of the Order of Canada for her contribution to Canadian theatre.

Rahul Gandhi is a bilingual actor, director, creator, and producer from Montreal. Though his heart lies on stage, he wears a variety of hats in and around theatre, film, television, and arts administration. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (with honors), and a Graduates Diploma in Communication studies, both from Concordia University. Notable theatre credits include: Romeo in HPC’s Romeo and Juliet, and alumni of the Black Theatre Workshop AMP ensemble. Rahul recently appeared at the Watermark in Kitbag Theatre’s production of Lungs.

Wally MacKinnon is an award-winning actor who has been performing for audiences for over 30 years, appearing in numerous theatre, film and television productions. Wally’s credits include: Village Wooing, The Importance of Being Ernest (Montgomery Theatre) Anne & Gilbert (Jubilee Theatre), The Birds & The Bees, The Drawer Boy (Victoria Playhouse) KAMP (ETF/Neptune) Flying on Her Own (Neptune), and numerous plays with Festival Antigonish, Theatre New Brunswick, Ship’s Company Theatre and The Stephenville Festival.

Paul Rainville has worked in theatres across the country. He played  King Lear at Shakespeare By The Sea; The December Man, Twelfth Night, and Adventures of a Black Girl In Search of God [National Arts Centre]; No Great Mischief, The Secret Mask, Heroes, Plan B, Pauline and Turgenev (GCTC); The Children’s Republic [Belfry Theatre]; Steve Martin’s Picasso at the Lapin Agile [MTC, NAC]; an adaptation of Timothy Findley’s novel Not Wanted On the Voyage [MTC, Can Stage]; Cyrano [Theatre Calgary, MTC, NAC]; Wajdi Maouwad’s Scorched [MTC, Citadel Th.]; Morris Panych’s Vigil [Prairie Theatre Exchange]; and The Price [Saidye Bronfman / Sudbury Theatre Centre].

Ticket prices range from $15 to $32 and can be purchased at or by calling the box office at 902-963-3963.

Watermark Theatre’s Mandate
Located in North Rustico, PEI, on land that is the traditional unceded territory of the Mi’Kmaq, the Watermark Theatre is a professional theatre company that produces time-honoured plays, as well as contemporary plays that resonate with our times.
As a company we are led by the principles of inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility and commit to incorporating these core values in everything we do.
We prioritize environmental stewardship and sustainability.
The Watermark Theatre is dedicated to the development of the next generation of theatre artists and arts administrators through mentorship and professional training.
In all of our programming we strive for artistic excellence while endeavouring to inform, affect, and engage our audience and our community.

For more information please contact Lara Dias at 902-963-3963 or

Watermark Theatre
57 Church Hill Ave                
North Rustico, PE                
C0A 1X0           
(902) 963-3963

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