Andrew Cleveland (BFA Spec. Hons. 2013) is a Toronto-based sewer, dresser, and costume designer. Born and raised in Orangeville, Ontario, Andrew has a background in Costume Design including a bachelor’s degree in Production and Design from the Department of Theatre at York University. For the last 3 years Andrew has built costumes for theatre, opera, and ballet, locally, nationally, …
Kelly Anderson (BA Hons Theatre Studies) graduated from York in 2015 with a specialization in Set and Costume Design, Devised Theatre, and Playwriting. Since then she has worked on twenty productions as a set, costume, lighting, and/or sound designer, and playwright. Highlights include costume design for Theatre By The Bay (Faust); a mixture of set, costume and lighting design for Theatre By Committee (Lion in the Streets, The Winter Play Project, Faith); sound design for theatre company Pearle Harbour Presents (Rebel Without A Cause, Canadian Content-ed, Pearle Harbour’s Sunday School); costume design for webseries pilot Jib & Jab (Kurt Ogilvie); and sound design and composition for Little Black Afro (Carbon: A Workshop Performance). Kelly’s debut play Family Debts was produced as part of Theatre By Committee’s inaugural Winter Play Project.
Rachel Kennedy graduated from York University (BA Hons Devised theatre) in 2014. During her time at York, she also took 2-year courses in both Directing and Playwriting. In the summer after graduation, Rachel began volunteering for Playwrights Guild of Canada, where she has since been hired as their permanent Outreach & Development Coordinator and is working to help create new …
Tamara Bernier Evans (BFA 1991) began her acting career at the Stratford Festival of Canada working in the young company before going on to perform lead roles in the main company. Since then, she has performed at Tarragon Theatre (Mimi), Necessary Angel (Seven Lears and It’s All True), Nightwood Theatre (Anything That Moves), Theatre Aquarius …
Jennifer Lennon graduated from York in 2009, and has worked since then as a Lighting Designer in theatre, dance, and opera. After graduation she kept learning as an Assistant Lighting Designer at the Stratford Festival for three seasons before moving over to the Shaw Festival for another three, which included designing The Twelve-Pound Look with director Lezlie Wade. As a freelance designer she has had the opportunity to work for larger companies such as Factory Theatre and Toronto Dance Theatre, as well as many vibrant indie companies and collectives.
Since Graduation, Kyle Morton (BFA 2014 Production/ Design) has taken a different path than he expected: he’s traveling around North America selling Entertainment technology to theatres, concert venues, theme parks, any cool companies that entertain people!” In his spare timehe works as a lighting designer, mostly working with a very exciting Urban Dance Company called Breakin’ Ground, with whom he has produced two shows, Urban Legend and Urban Myth.
Wesley McKenzie graduated from York University in 2014 with a BFA in Theatre Production. Since graduation, he has been designing light, sound and video for theatre and opera in Toronto. We catch up with him in this Spotlight on Alumni to get his take on his experience at York, and his advice for new students to York.
Victoria Stacey (BA Hons 2014) studied Devised Theatre and Directing at York. At the same time, she also volunteered for Theatre Direct, a professional Theatre for Young Audiences company in Toronto. Since graduating, she’s been working for them, and now holds the title of Artistic & Education Associate and Drama School Coordinator.
Katharine Noyes (BA Devised Theatre 2014) worked as a teaching assistant and teacher for Young People’s Theatre shortly after graduating from our program. Last February, she was accepted into the Artist in Community program at Queens University’s Bachelor of Education program, and started her Consecutive Education program there in May 2015. We caught up with her to hear about her experience while a student in the Devised Theatre Program at York.
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.