March YP of the Month

March 2nd, 2023

March YP of the Month

March’s YP of the Month is…

Mallory Martin!!!

Mallory Martin—formerly Patrick Martin—has just recently breached her one year anniversary with CYPT in January; with five shows already under her belt and both six and seven on the way, it was certainly a year well spent. Mallory has technically been acting for something like ten years, since her parents signed her up for a drama camp in early elementary school, but only really picked it up in force in 2019. Unfortunately, that corresponded with a global pandemic which cut her first actual show, The Belfrey House (Sir John Franklin School), in half. This did however spark an ever growing love of theater which, in 2021, propelled her to audition for the CYPT 2022 spring shows Friends of Mine & The Tuesday Crew

Since FOM&TTC, Mallory has taken every opportunity to audition, and—so far—holds a perfect eight audition streak. Mallory’s favorite role so far has been Bard in the 2022 cannonball show Purloin: In The Company of Scoundrels. Bard was an awesome character to portray; wonderfully chaotic, jovial, and with a walk slightly inspired by Jack Sparrow, Bard is solidly cemented as a favorite; even if he did spend the climactic fight of the play dead. Don’t worry though, Bard made a quick recovery.

Some of the Mallory’s other favorite experiences at CYPT include, but are not limited to;

– The CYPT 30th anniversary gala, which was a fantastic experience, which wonderfully showed the depth the community holds; and was also a wonderful social gathering in general.

The Canterville Ghost, which was a wonderful play to work on, and was fantastic for developing Mallory’s abilities in non-verbal performance, as let me remind you, The Canterville Ghost featured a grand total of one word

The Poison Squad. The Poison Squad is Mallory’s most recent show, and also her first foray into musical theater, which is pretty cool!

Mallory hopes to remain an active member of the CYPT community for years to come, and hopes to one day inspire the next generation of cypt folks. Mallory would like to thank a few people for inspiring her theatrical journey. The first, as always, being her junior high drama teachers Ms. Roberts and Ms. Aikens. These two, the “two headed monster” of the drama department, are the ones who first ignited Mallory’s love of theater, and Roberts directed the first real production Mallory was ever in. The next person on the list is of course Mallory’s sister, Eleanor Martin. Eleanor was the first drama kid in the family, and was actually the one who found CYPT in the first place. All the members of the CYPT team deserve their own spots on this list, but for the sake of keeping this at an at least somewhat reasonable length, I must group them together. Mallory would like to thank them all for making this such a welcoming, fun, exciting, creative environment, and one that is so very close to her heart. 

While not acting, Mallory has a number of other things going on. Mallory engages in several hobbies, including art, music, chess, and a little bit of writing. Mallory’s art mostly consists of black ballpoint, watercolour, and a bit of digital. Black ballpoint is incredible at capturing detail without introducing complex things like blending into the mix, while watercolour allows very nice blending and whatnot. Mallory plays tuba and electric bass, though is still only learning bass. Chess is currently Mallory’s main hobby, and she has a rating of around 800 on Chess.com.

“Good evening, because it’s always evening somewhere!”

Mallory Martin

The Canterville Ghost at West Village Theatre in Calgary on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. Adapted from the Oscar Wilde short story, the experimental theatre experience is directed by Javier Vilalta. It runs from Oct. 20-29, 2022. (Photo by Rob Galbraith/Little Guy Media)
A Little Princess at West Village Theatre in Calgary on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022. The Calgary Young People’s Theatre production, written by Jamie Dunsdon (adapted from the Frances Hodgson Burnett novel), runs from August 10-14, 2022. (Photo by Rob Galbraith/Little Guy Media)
The Tuesday Crew at West Village Theatre in Calgary on Wednesday, March 9, 2022. The Calgary Young People’s Theatre production, written by the 2021 Outpatient Collective, runs until March 19, 2022. (Photo by Rob Galbraith/Little Guy Media)
Purloin: In the Company of Scoundrels at West Village Theatre in Calgary on Tuesday, May 31, 2022. Written by Zoe Bechtold and directed by Mari Wilson, the play is one of seven youth-developed productions that make up the 2022 Cannonball Festival. (Photo by Rob Galbraith/Little Guy Media)
The Canterville Ghost at West Village Theatre in Calgary on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. Adapted from the Oscar Wilde short story, the experimental theatre experience is directed by Javier Vilalta. It runs from Oct. 20-29, 2022. (Photo by Rob Galbraith/Little Guy Media)
Friends of Mine at West Village Theatre in Calgary on Wednesday, March 9, 2022. The Calgary Young People’s Theatre production, written by the 2020 Outpatient Collective, runs until March 19, 2022. (Photo by Rob Galbraith/Little Guy Media)

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