|After Canterbury I went to York for the acting program, a
honours degree. Following York I gave up the acting career and headed out
West to chill out and live a normal life for a while. I lived in Banff, and
worked at the smallest Hudson's Bay store in the country. I spent four years
getting to know the back-country better. I would go camping every
opportunity I had, and never once ran into a bear! I never pursued any arts
while there. Not acting, writing or directing.
|I returned to Toronto, and worked my first summer with Shakespeare
in the Rough (SITR) on The Two Noble Kinsmen, playing Artesius and Rycas. I spent the next three summers with SITR acting in All's Well That Ends Well, (Lord Dumaine), King John (Lewis The Dauphin) (also assisted the producer), and Titus Andronicus (Bassianus/The Messenger).
I also appeared onstage at Buddies in Bad Times in Platform 9/Die In Debt's production of Megatropolis (A King's Man), and at The Rivoli in I Still Know You Did a Fringe Play Last Summerworks (Freddie Jason Michaels).
I shot a commercial for a local sub shop named Chubby Subby (wide open for interpretation), and did some voice-over work for a web cartoon www.chillybeach.com.
In the fall of 2000, I produced/acted in Linda Griffiths'
I have been writing scripts for the past year and though
|I have had a day job ever since I graduated- first with the
Banff and also with them upon my return to Toronto. I am presently working
for Spin Master Toys doing invoicing. They make air-powered planes and mini BMX bikes called Flick Trix. They are very flexible with my hours and I can work around any acting work I get.
I have never cherished the idea of starving for my art which may
|The most enjoyable experience has been working on Titus
Every year with SITR I thought it would be impossible to beat the quality of
the ensemble from the year before. The talent and personalities that the
company attracts is such a treat. It's amazing to think that you can find a
dozen performers that are so generous with themselves, and willing to live
the experience of a seven week run, in the out-of-doors, and who are so free
with their art. Every year has gotten better, and Titus was the best. It was
the first summer where I was truly sad when it ended. (And being with people for nine weeks is so often not such a treat).
|I am married to Gayle Fraser- a former improv player from
School in Nepean. We met at York and spent ten years getting to know each
other. We married in 1999, at her parents' place in Bells Corners, on a
sweltering June day. My family thought it best that we all take a swim -
gladly Gayle did not get thrown in, and my suit was not wool. Ahh man- made fabrics!