Sadie Epstein-Fine (Devised Theatre/Playwriting 2016) began her theatre career by Co-Directing Eraser at the Toronto Fringe with other York grads. Because of this show, Sadie became an associate artist with Theatre Direct, and is now developing Eraser for school audiences. She went on to work as the Education Coordinator at Theatre Direct, and is now […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
Beth Beardsley (BFA Production 2016) started out working as a freelance/apprentice stage manager in Toronto the year she graduated, and was able to support herself with just theatre work. She now works a full time job as the Front of House Coordinator at Banff Centre For Arts and Creativity in Alberta.
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 […]
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.
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.
Faculty members Teresa Przybylski and Shawn Kerwin met with Eric Armstrong to record an audio interview about their design work for The Stratford Festival’s 2017 season. Kerwin is designing Euripides The Bakkhai, directed by York aluma Jillian Keiley, while Przybylski is designing The Madwoman of Chaillot, by French playwright Jean Giraudoux, directed by Donna Feore.
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.