John Preston Palmer

Theatre Resume

Stage Age: between 50 and 70
Availability: Please call for details
(519) 482-3938
Fax: (519) 482-3938
       169 Ontario Street,
       Box 1149
       Clinton ON    Canada
N0M 1L0

Acting Experience
July, 2004 Bradley, principal Lila, a Canadian independent feature film
October, 2003 Conductor "One Thing " music video by Finger Eleven
November, 2002 Senior Architect, principal "Own Care" - Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Tennessee
August, 2002 Old Man, principal The Business of Suicide, half-hour independent film
June, 2001 -  various roles,
scripted & improv
Mystery Unlimited, mystery dinner theatre, 
various venues throughout Southwestern Ontario
June, 2001 Charles Gounod Opera Comique by Nagle Jackson
London Community Players
Spring, 2000 Baxter Seeker No Mother To Guide Her by Anthony Forsythe
Clinton Community Players
Spring, 1998 Tobias Let's Murder Marsha by Monk Ferris
Clinton Community Players
Spring, 1997 Harvey Dawson June Groom by Rick Abbott
Clinton Community Players
Spring, 1997 Master of Ceremonies Cabaret Night, Blyth Festival Singers
Blyth, Ontario
Spring and
Summer, 1993
Lecturer Introductory Economics
17 half-hour episodes on TV Ontario, which have subsequently been purchased and shown in 8 provinces and in the United States
Spring, 1961 George If Girls Asked Boys to Date, Muskegon High School
Muskegon, Michigan
Spring, 1960  admitted to National Thespians Society
Autumn, 1960 High School Principal Occurrence at Carson Corners, Muskegon High School
Muskegon, Michigan
Summer, 1960 Sheriff and
Town Drunk
The Gold Mine (a melodrama), Port City Playhouse
Muskegon, Michigan
Spring, 1960


Lord Ingram and
Father John

Some other looks:

Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte, Muskegon High School
Muskegon, Michigan

shaved head,
no beard

Ernie Dingle,
class nerd

as Gounod

French horn

Imagine this
with stubble




Directing and
other Theatre Experience

1999 - 2000 Chair, Executive Board
    Clinton Community Players
Spring, 2000 No Mother To Guide Her, a melodrama by Anthony Forsythe
, Clinton Community Players
Autumn, 1999 Rumors, by Neil Simon
    Director and Producer, Clinton Community Players
Autumn, 1997 The Odd Couple, by Neil Simon
    Co-director, co-producer, and stage manager, Clinton Community Players
Spring, 1961 If Girls Asked Boys to Date
, Muskegon High School


Musical Experience (voice)
(I am primarily a baritone, but I have also sung tenor at times in several choirs)

1998 - present Thatotherchoir. A madrigal-sized choir that performs in concerts, has done choral work for The Blyth Festival Theatre, and sang the national anthems at Sky Dome in July, 1998.
1996 - 1999 Blyth Festival Singers. A choir of 40 – 60 members that has performed Messiah, Vivaldi’s Gloria, and similar works.
1982 - 1983 Fanshawe Symphonic Chorus (Gerald Fagan, conductor). A large choral group which requires auditions for membership
1964 -1965 Carleton College Choir. Roughly only half of those who auditioned were accepted.


Musical Experience (instrumental)

2001 - 2002 Blyth Festival Orchestra, Conductor and Music Director
2000 - 2002 Bayfield Winds, French Horn
1999 - present Blyth Festival Orchestra, French Horn
1999 - present Goderich Laketown Band, French Horn, E-flat alto horn
1979 - 1982

UWO Marching Band, French Horn, Trumpet, percussion

1961 - 1963 Carleton College Orchestra, French Horn

I also can play the piano, the recorder, the harmonica, and most double reed and brass instruments (a bit)

           Other Performing and Artistic Credits

           Major Television Appearances

In addition to my TVO series on economics and some baseball sportscasting, 
I have had numerous television and radio appearances discussing current issues.  
Major appearances have included:



Report on Business Television, several appearances discussion the economics of sports.
CBC  Newsworld Face-Off, debating government funding of professional sports venues
CBC  Noon programme, debating whether Canada should eliminate the penny
TV Ontario. Half hour programme on trucking de-regulation.
CBC  The Journal, a ten-minute segment on the continued costs to Canadians of using pennies.
CBC  the national business programme, a ten-minute segment explaining Canada’s monetary system to a farmer

 Sportscasting (baseball play-by-play)

1999 – 2000
1989 – 1993

London Werewolves, CHRW–FM and Rogers Television
London Tigers, CHRW–FM

 Photographic/Computer Art Shows

November 30 – December 28, 2002 Along the Way, a one-person juried exhibition of photographs. Sifton Gallery, Masonville Library, London, Ontario
August 6 – September 1, 2002 Huron County Expressions, a portion of a juried exhibition of Huron County art,  Bainton Gallery, Blyth Memorial Hall.
April, 2002 Ecclesiastes 3: 1-4, awarded Honourable Mention, in a juried exhibition, “Look 2002”, Gallery Lambton, Sarnia

March 17 – 
April 9, 2002

Dead Queen Anne, an exhibition of photographs of Queen Anne’s Lace in the autumn and winter, Forest City Gallery, London, Ontario
December, 2002 The Kilmer Variations, in a juried exhibition entitled, “Multiples”, Galleries @ Galleria, London, Ontario.
August 20, 2001 Invited Judge, Photography and Slide Exhibition, Western Fair Photography Show, London, Ontario.
August, 2001 Deruralization, part of a juried exhibition selected by the McIntosh Gallery, London ON

July, 2001

Visitors, a one-person invited exhibition of computer-enhanced portraits at Starbucks/Chapters, Masonville, London.

May 12 - 
June 9, 2001
The Lonely Pump and Sometimes in Winter. Bainton Gallery, Blyth, Ont.
May 1 -
June 5, 2001
Posthenge. A series of photographs in the London Arts Council photographic art exhibit at the Copp Gallery, Covent Garden Market, London, Ontario. One of four invited participants in the exhibition.

January 12 - February 4, 2001

Road Poach and Poached Possum. In an exhibition titled Not Legal
Forest City Gallery, London, Ontario.
January 3 - February 28, 2001 Capital, a juried one-person exhibition of photographs and computer-enhanced photographs of wooden pallets and vegetable crates.  Spencer Gallery, D.B. Weldon Library, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario
October, 2000 - February, 2001 Invited Resident Artist, with twenty-five items in the gallery exhibition at different times. Galleries @ Galleria, London, Ontario
September, 2000 Nine pieces in a combined show, Piece by Piece, in galleries@galleria.

August, 2000

Rural Themes, a juried one-person exhibition of photographs and computer-enhanced photographs, Starbucks/Chapters, Masonville, London, Ontario.

Summer, 2000 Cat's Cradle and The Two of Us, Blyth Festival Theatre Ticket Office
June, 2000 Whither the Family Farm?, a photo collage; in a juried exhibition of art using text, IIPhase Gallery, London, Ontario
May, 2000 Two pieces, Posthenge and The Two of Us, Bainton Gallery, Blyth, Ontario: 
December, 1999

The Second Concession, a juried one-person exhibition of photographs and computer-enhanced photographs, Starbucks/Chapters, Masonville, London, Ontario.

November, 1999

Two entries in a juried exhibition at Second Phase Gallery; 
Canadian Sunrise, was awarded Best Colour Photo in the exhibit, and Kilmer's Revenge.

May, 1999

Two photographs, Canadian Sunrise and Sigmund's Sunrise, Bainton Gallery, Blyth, Ontario


Contact Information:

John P. Palmer
P.O. Box 1149
Clinton, Ontario Canada  N0M 1L0
(519) 482-3938; fax: (519) 482-3938

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