Spotlight on Alumni: Kevin Woolridge

Kevin Woolridge (MFA Directing/Creation 2017) has kept quite busy since graduating. Some highlights include: Assistant Director for the NAC touring production of Tartuffe, Associate Artistic Director for the Isle aux Morts Theatre Festival, NL provincial tour of his one man show, All The Birds in Their Bird Houses, and Props Master for Into the Woods, …

Spotlight on Alumni: Oksana Sirju

Oksana Sirju (BFA Acting 2017) is a graduate of York University’s Department of Theatre  and has continued working in Theatre as a member of the Stratford Festival Company and their Birmingham Conservatory. Since graduating she has appeared in various commercials and booked a reoccurring role on CBC’s Workin’ Moms, playing the role of Elle. You …

Spotlight on Alumni: Elyssia Sasaki

Elyssia Sasaki (BA Special Honours, Devised Theatre, 2013) has split the last 5 years of her life between Toronto, Atlantic Canada, Australia and as of a year and a half ago, north of the 60th parallel in the Yukon. After graduating from York, she helped produce the second iteration of KATA (Theatre Parallax) which went …

Spotlight on Alumni: Scarlett Larry

 Scarlett Larry (BFA Theatre Production and Design ’17) is a freelance stage manager, lighting designer, technician, and the artistic director of What She Said Theatre. She has worked for companies across Canada that include Tarragon Theatre, Theatre Passe Muraille, Drayton Entertainment, and Carousel Theatre for Young People. While at York, she wrote and directed a …

Spotlight on Alumni: Amrit Kaur

 Amrit Kaur is an actor and writer; since graduating York University with a BFA in Acting (2015), she continues to study her craft with coaches Michele Lonsdale-Smith and Stephen Park at the Lonsdale Smith Studio in Toronto. She loves making and watching art at the L.S. Studio, enjoys reading plays, volunteering with the South Asian Women’s Centre, playing the piano, practicing poi performance art, and is writing her first play, Hummingbird, under the guidance of Marjorie Chan and Cahoots Theatre’s TCR Hothouse Program.

Spotlight on Alumni: Alexandra (Clement) McNamara

Alexandra (Clement) McNamara is a graduate of York University’s Theatre Department (BFA Acting 2007). After university, she found herself drawn to event planning and design and now runs Blush + Bowties, launched in 2013. Today, the company is a team of 3 with over 50 events a year in its portfolio. Most recently, Alex designed and planned Toronto’s first Concierge Event for the well-respected Australian wedding dress company Grace Loves Lace, and completed a course in interior design. We spoke to Alexandra about her experience studying acting in the Department of Theatre, and what it has given her as a designer and small business owner.

Spotlight on Alumni: Tori Anderson

Tori Anderson (BFA Acting 2011) has continued to work in film, TV and theatre in Canada and the US. In her most recent work she played the title role of Evie on No Tomorrow (CW). She has also worked on Killjoys (Syfy), The Other Kingdom (Nickelodeon, Family), Open Heart (YTV, TeenNick), and has appeared in the films Killing Daddy, The Mermaid Chair, To Have and to Hold and Cable Beach. Tori also portrayed Michelle Phillips in Dream a Little Dream at the Phoenix Theatre in Arizona and Viv in HABIT at the Luminato Festival. We spoke with Tori about her time at York, and how it has helped her in her career.

Spotlight on Alumni: Tina Jung

Tina Jung is a graduate of York University’s Department of Theatre (BFA Acting 2013). Since then, she has been busy working, mainly in television and film. She has a recurring role on CBC’s Kim’s Convenience and Nickelodeon’s Make It Pop. Other selected screen credits include Saving Hope, Man Seeking Woman, The Expanse, and Beauty and the Beast. You can also see her on the upcoming Michael and Peter Spierig’s Saw: Legacy released later this year.

Spotlight on Alumni: Sheri Godda

Sheri Godda is a graduate of York University’s Dept of Theatre (BFA Acting 2013) and most recently a graduate of The Second City Conservatory (2016). Sheri is the other half of the improv comedy duo GoddaKuch. Since graduation, she has performed in multiple shows with indie theatre company Echo Productions. She is starring in a web series titled, “At Sea” which is to be released in 2017. You can also catch her in her first principle role in the “Murdoch Mysteries” season 10 finale. Sheri has been accepted into The Second City House Company Ensemble where she will perform every Friday at The Second City John Candy Box Theatre.