Emerging Artist Spotlight - Rem Murray - Western Canada Theatre

At Western Canada Theatre, we provide opportunities to shape the artists, artisans, technicians, and administrators of the future through mentorship programs, professional development opportunities, and ongoing employment.

If you have been to a show at Western Canada Theatre lately, you have most likely seen our featured Emerging Artist, Rem Murray, onstage!  Rem has been performing in shows with Western Canada Theatre since he made his debut in the children's ensemble in Fiddler on the Roof in 2013. You may also recognize him from his role in the ensemble of WCT"s production of The Wizard of Oz,  as Johnny in Hurry Hard, as Sonny in Grease, or as a member of the Ensemble in this season's production of Shrek The Musical. Rem is also a graduate of Western Canada Theatre's Stage One Theatre School, and an alumni of Kamloops School of the Arts, where he majored in Drama. I had the opportunity to chat with Rem about how Western Canada Theatre has helped shape his love of theatre, which has led to an amazing start to his career!


  1. What aspects of WCT attracted you as an emerging artist? Why WCT?
  2. Can you share specific elements of our productions that resonate with you?
  3. How do you see WCT contributing to your growth as an artist?
  4. What experiences or performances at WCT have left a lasting impression on you?
  5. How has WCT helped to advance your career/prepared you for the future?
  6. How does the environment at WCT support and encourage emerging artists?
  7. How is WCT different or unique from other companies you may have worked with?
  8. As a graduate of the Stage One Theatre School, what is your advice to youth who are just starting out with acting/performing?
  9. Do you feel like your time with Stage One helped prepare you for professional theatre?