Francesco Antonio (BFA Acting 2017) has been very busy since graduating from the Theatre Department! His work in film, television and music, including his short film “Addiction,” has led Francesco to 4 awards and 9 nominations on the film festival circuit. Francesco joins us to share what was most important about his time at York, and how it impacts his working life today.
Adriana Dimitri (B.F.A Production and Design, 2013) has spent her time since graduation working as a stage manager in theatre and opera. She has also worked around the world at the Prague Quadrennial, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and The Centre for Opera Studies in Italy. Before deciding to move away from theatre, Adriana worked on […]
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.