Spotlight on Alumni

Andrew Markowiak
April 24, 2016

Spotlight on Alumni: Andrew Markowiak

Andrew Markowiak is a graduate (BA 2014) of York University’s Department of Theatre, where he trained in Playwriting, Directing and Devised Theatre. Since graduating, he has primarily worked as an actor in film and television, recently appearing in FX’s Man Seeking Woman alongside Jay Baruchel, and Discovery’s Close Encounters.


Mishka Thébaud
April 3, 2016

Spotlight on Mishka Thébaud

Mishka Thébaud graduated from York University in 2013 with a BFA in Acting. The graduating class of the acting conservatory took part in the Theatre Ontario Showcase, which helped Mishka to get an agent right out of school.


Fiorella Pennano
March 11, 2016

Spotlight on Alumni: Fiorella Pennano

A theatre, film and television actor, Fiorella Pennano (BFA Acting 2013)  came to York as an international student and is now a real working professional. She was born in Lima, Peru and came to Toronto in 2009 for her BFA. She was nominated in 2010’s T… View Article


Emilio Vieira
March 5, 2016

Spotlight on Alumni: Emilio Vieira

Emilio Vieira graduated York University in 2014 with a BFA from the Acting Conservatory. That summer he performed in Canadian Stage’s Shakespeare in High Park, as Lucius in Titus Andronicus directed by Keira Loughran and as Charles the Wrestler/Lord Am… View Article


Beryl Bain
February 23, 2016

Spotlight on Alumni: Beryl Bain

Beryl Bain (BFA Acting 2005) is currently performing in The Grand Theatre, London’s production of The Mountaintop by Katori Hall to rave reviews. The play is a fictional account of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, the famous American civil rights leader, on… View Article


March 4, 2014

Spotlight on Alumni: Aris Athanasopoulos

This month, actor Aris Athanasopoulos (BFA 2007) will be playing Spinoza in New Jerusalem by David Ives at the Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company. In this spotlight, Aris shares stories of his career so far and his thoughts on what made his time at York special. While he’s at it, he’s got some great advice for current students, those about to graduate and recent alums.


January 13, 2014

Spotlight on Alumni: Coyote Collective

Alumni (BA/BFA 2012) Susannah Mackay, Eric Welch, Blue Bigwood-Mallin and Max Tepper formed the Coyote Collective in 2012, after graduating from the Creative Ensemble and, for Tepper, the Acting Program. They catch up to tell us about the making of their company, their time at York, and their next production, Labour .


December 30, 2013

Spotlight on Alumni: Claire Armstrong

Claire Armstrong graduated from the Devised Theatre program eight years ago, and has been working successfully as an actor and producer. Her recent project, After Miss Julie played to rave reviews from critics and audiences alike. She has much to say about her experience at York, and the artists’ life beyond York.