Weyni Mengesha

Represented by: Kish Iqbal

Resume

THEATRE:
Kim’s Convenience (remount) Director (2017) 42nd Street Theatre (NYC)
Seven Spots on the Sun Director (2017) Rattlestick Theatre (NYC)
Butcher Director (2017) Why Not/Mirvish Theatre
Bars and Measures Director (2016) Boston Court (Pasadena, CA)
Father Comes Home from the Wars ### Director (2016) Soulpepper Theatre
Breath of Kings, Part I and II Director (2016) Stratford Shakespeare Festival
Butcher­****** Director (2016) Why Not Theatre Centre
Kim’s Convenience (remount) Director (2015) Soulpepper Theatre
Butcher## Director (2014) Alberta Theatre Projects
Lungs***** Director (2014) Tarragon Theatre
Kim’s Convenience Director (2012) Soulpepper Theatre
The Small Room at the Top of the Stairs* Director (2012) Tarragon Theatre
Another Africa Director (2011) Volcano Theatre
Hosanna Director (2011) Stratford Shakespeare Festival
blood.claat# Director (2010) Great Canadian Theatre Company
Yellowman Director (2009) Nightwood Theatre/Obsidian Theatre Company
**A Raisin in the Sun Director (2008, 2010) Soulpepper Theatre Company/Theatre Calgary
The Taxi Project Director/Dramaturge (2007-2008) PEN Canada
BliNK Director (2008) Soulpepper Theatre Company/Luminato
***Blood.claat Director/Dramaturge (2003-2010) Theatre Passe Muraille/New York Hip Hop Theatre Festival
****’da kink in my hair Director/Dramaturge (2001-2005, 2010)) Theatre Passe Muraille/Mirvish Entertainment/Hackney Theatre London
New Play Development Associate Artistic Director (2004-2006) Theatre Passe Muraille
In the Words of Ken Sara-Wiwi Director/Dramaturge (2005) PEN Canada/KSW Foundation
 
*Toronto Critics Award – Best Direction
**Dora Award Nomination- Best Direction
***Dora Award Nomination- Best Direction
****Dora Award Nomination- Best Original Composition

*****Dora Award Nomination—Best Direction

*****Toronto Critics Award—Best Production

******Dora Award – Best Direction

#Dora Award Nomination – Best Direction
## Calgary Critics Award Nomination—Best Director

###Dora Award Nomination – Best Direction, Dora Award Win – Best Production

 
 
FILM/TELEVISION:
Dino Dana Director Sinking Ship Entertainment
Hero.Traitor.Patriot (short) Co-Director Independent film
LA’d (series) Director (2 eps) Red Tent Entertainment
Lord Have Mercy (series) Assistant Director (12 eps) Vision Television
Lord Have Mercy (series) Floor Director (2 eps) Vision Television
TEACHING EXPERIENCE:
The National Theatre School of Canada – Scene Study (2012)
Sound The Horn – Creative Direction/Teacher (2004-2012)
An organization that focuses on creative arts training and providing a platform for young artists from the horn of Africa.
The A.M.Y Project – Co-Artistic Director/Teacher (2004-Present)
An annual theatre training program for young women www.theamyproject.com
TRAINING:
Graduate of York University’s Theatre Directing Program 1997-2001
Soulpepper’s Academy 2006-2008
AWARDS:
Dora Award for Best Direction 2016
The Toronto Critics Award for Best Direction 2012
Finalist of the 2009 Premier’s Award for Excellence in the Arts
Recipient of the RBC Emerging Artist of the Year Award (Presented by Mayor Miller)
African Canadian Woman’s Achievement Award 2007
Harry Jerome Award for Excellence in the Arts
AronImage Award for Community Leadership
Harold Award for Artistic Excellence (Nominated by Djanet Sears)

Demo Reel

WEYNI MENGESHA Reel from Gary Goddard Agency on Vimeo.

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