Meet The Actors

Recipients of St. Albert Mayor’s Lifetime Achievement in the Arts Award 2013.

Rooney and Punyi are a husband/wife team professional actors who have been delighting young audiences with educational theatre since 1979.  They have raised a family in Alberta and have created and toured their shows that bring history to life; “Interview History” and “Hats and Gloves, Hard Work and Dreams”, as well as shows that promote a love of reading; “Rooney Punyi Reading Shows”.  This couple use theatre to build children’s self esteem with 3 fantastic performing arts residencies.

The Actors

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Maureen Rooney Paul Punyi
Actor/Artistic Director/Writer Actor/Artistic Director/Writer

For over 25 years these highly skilled professionals have acted with some of the finest Theatre companies in the country including:

Stratford Chinook Alberta Theatre Projects
Globe Workshop West Mime Unltd.
Theatre Direct Fringe Theatre Adventures
Citadel Theatre Calgary Nexus
Northern Light Stage West One Yellow Rabbit
Lunch Box Mayfield Dinner Theatre Shadow Theatre
Free Will Players Pleiades Theatre Catalyst Theatre
Theatre Network Stage Polaris
Kam Theatre Lab
Phoenix Theatre Graphic Mime
YK Actors Studio Prime Stock Theatre

They have also done TV, Radio and Film performances with:

CBC YTV National Film Board
Turner Network Family Channel
TV Ontario Illusions Entertainment National Screen Institute
Vicom Videotron Shaw
Image Works Sweetwater Prod. Minds Eye
Media 8 Tom Stone Prod. Christmas Tree Films