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Sargisson, Amelia


Amelia is a bilingual actor and theatre-maker who has created as well as performed in a range of plays, from contemporary Canadian to Shakespearean, on stages across Canada and in the US and Japan. Favourite acting credits include: "The Watershed"/"Le Partage des eaux" (Crow’s Theatre/Porte Parole); "Seeds" (Crow’s Theatre/Porte Parole); "The Master Builder" (Against the Grain Theater, Buffalo, NY); "The Incredible Speediness of Jamie Cavanaugh" (Carousel Players); "If We Were Birds" (Imago Theatre - Montreal English Theatre Award Nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress); the Canadian première of "Tender Napalm" (SummerWorks), which Amelia also co-produced; "Much Ado About Nothing" (Shakespeare BASH'd - My Theatre Award for Best Actress); "The Innocents" (SummerWorks/Tango Co.); "The Madonna Painter" (Centaur Theatre); "down from heaven" (Imago Theatre - Cartes Premières Award for Best Actress); and five seasons of Shakespeare-in-the-Park (Repercussion Theatre). Amelia performed in and co-created, with Jordan Tannahill, "The Art of Catching Pigeons by Torchlight," which won the SummerWorks Spotlight Award, and co-wrote as well as co-starred, with nisha ahuja, in "30 People Watching," which premiered at the Aki Studio Theatre under Mark Cassidy’s direction and which will be published in January 2017 in "ReView: an anthology of plays committed to social justice" (Sense Publishers). As a member of the inaugural Playwright’s Unit at Storefront Theatre, Amelia created a circus-play, "Ring of Fire." She also co-created with CORPUS a physical theatre/dance piece for all ages, "Camping Royale," which she has toured with the company through Canada, the US and Japan. Amelia graduated from the Ryerson Theatre School, where she received the Faculty Award of Excellence and the Lou Taube Memorial Award for demonstrating commitment, integrity, and passion for her craft.

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