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Davies, Mikaela


Mikaela Davies graduated with honours from Dawson College's Professional Theatre Program where she won the Outstanding Achievement Award and the Brian Cloutte Memorial Award for dedication, generosity and respect for the profession. Soon after she was hired as the playwright in residence at Dawson College where she workshopped her original script, The McCarthy's, with the Professional Theatre graduating class and directed the first staged reading. Mikaela then went on to direct and co produce Neil Labute's The Shape of Things and David Harrower's Blackbird in Montreal. Mikaela was chosen across a nation wide search to join the Soulpepper Academy as an actor where she has performed in Spoon River (Dora Nomination Best Ensemble), The Crucible, Marat Sade, Tartuffe, The Dybbuk, Idiot's Delight and numerous workshop productions and devised pieces. Outside of Soulpepper, Mikaela was the associate co director to David Ferry on the critically acclaimed production of Blackbird by David Harrower (*Toronto Critic Best Actor Award for David Ferry, National Post Top Ten Productions of 2014) and directed and helped develop Polly Phokeev’s new Canadian play, Seams, at the Paprika Festival starring Nancy Palk and Summerworks starring Clare Coulter (*NOW Magazine: Outstanding Direction, Outstanding New Play, Outstanding Production, Outstanding Design, Outstanding Ensemble). Recently Mikaela directed and co developed How We Are, a site specific play by Polly Phokeev to a completely sold out run and is currently developing How We Are with Phokeev into a three part series that takes place in site specific locations across the city. Mikaela will be joining the Stratford Festival this season to perform in Breath of Kings. 

Professional Role(s): 
Theatre Creator