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Kelada-Sedra, Roselyn


My name is Roselyn Kelada-Sedra, and I am an actor, playwright & theatre-creator. I do theatre, film & TV, and voice-over work. I trained in England at RADA, in Serbia at DAH Teatar, in Vancouver with the National Voice Intensive, and in Toronto with Lonsdale Smith Studios, the Cindy Tanas Actors Studio and Equity Showcase Theatre. And I am a graduate of the comprehensive Professional Development program at b current: the mandiela rAiz'n ensemble. Through rAiz'n, I spent 3 years performing as an actor/singer/mover and creating theatre as a writer, deviser and producer. The best advice I ever got about the theatre was from a director at RADA, Hilary Wood: “You can’t be afraid to fail and fail BIG. There’s no chance to ever be good otherwise.” I am embracing that. My greatest gift as a theatre artist is my love of language and its intricacies. That’s what makes me so in love with Shakespearean verse and the experience of it in my body. I have written, performed and co-produced (with b current) two plays, both combining poetry with movement to make evocative theatre. Today, my dream roles are: Helena in All’s Well That Ends Well and Katherine in The Taming of the Shrew. Tomorrow, who knows?! My favourite moments on stage include bustin’ out into Tupac in Andrea Scott’s Eating Pomegranates Naked, stealing laughs as Wall in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and re-inventing my own play, Six & Eight, with an accidental cracker explosion. My produced plays include: Six & Eight (2012 rock paper sistahz festival - 2013 afteRock plays), Disappearing Soul (2014 afteRock plays). I am a seeker. Through theatre, I ask questions about what drives the human experience: why people do what they do, and how people deal with life. You can find out more online: about.me/roselynkeladasedra www.facebook.com/groups/sixandeight Representation: Sandra Gillis, Premier Artists' Management

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