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Araya Mengesha

Represented by: Kish Iqbal

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Height: 5’9”                 Weight: 156lbs                         Hair: Black                      Eyes: Brown                     CAEA/ACTRA
 
THEATRE/STAGE:
Breath of Kings: Redemption Prince Henry, Henry V Stratford Festival; Dir: Mitchell Cushman
Breath of Kings: Rebellion Prince Henry Stratford Festival; Dir: Weyni Mengesha
Rifles Jose Carrar Praxis Theatre; Dir: Michael Wheeler
War Horse Bone Mirvish Productions; Dir: Marianne Elliott
Another Africa Office Worker Volcano; Dir: Ross Manson, Weyni Mengesha
The African Triology Benjamin Volcano Theatre Co; Dir: Various
Rice Boy Tommy (Lead) Stratford Festival; Dir: Guillermo Verdecchia
Macbeth Fleance Stratford Festival; Dir: Des McAnuff
Julius Caesar As Cast Stratford Festival; Dir: James MacDonald
Mother Courage and Her Children Swiss Cheese RTS; Dir: Richard Greenblatt
Metamorphoses Vertumnus RTS; Dir: Jordan Pettle
Sophonisba Syphax RTS; Dir: Peter Wylde
Epicoene Truewit RTS; Dir: Peter Wylde
Clown 2007 Mums RTS; Dir: Leah Cherniak
My Sweet Charlie Charles RTS; Dir: Marianne McIsaac
Line in the Sand Saadiq RTS; Dir: Marianne McIsaac
A Midsummer Night’s Dream Flute RTS; Dir: Ian Watson
Don Juan Comes Back From The War Don Juan RTS; Dir: Cynthia Ashperger
Orestes Pylades RTS; Dir: Cynthia Ashperger
The Lion King (Toronto 2000) Young Simba Mirvish Productions; Dir: Julie Taymor
 
FILM:
Jean of the Joneses Writer (Principal) Circle Blue Films; Dir: Stella Meghie
Awake Amon (Lead) Expect Theatre Inc; Dir: Laura Mullin/Chris Tolley
Cul de Sac Michael (Lead) Temple Street; Dir: Gebriel Deneke
Nurse.Fighter.Boy Kandae (Supporting) CFC/Ingrid Veninger; Dir: Charles Officer
10,000 Black Men Named George (TV) Bobby (PP) Butterick Road Prod; Dir: Robert Townsend
Convicted (TV) William (PP) Sagia Prod; Dir: Kevin Sullivan
 
TELEVISION:
Man Seeking Woman Cabin Jamal (Principal) FXX; Dir: Dan Longino
Shoot the Messenger Hassan (Recurring Guest Star) CBC; Dir: Sudz Sutherland
Hemlock Grove Puppet (Recurring) Netflix/Gaumont; Dir: Various
Rogue Freddy (Recurring) eOne/Direct TV; Dir: Various
Ruby Skye, PI Zoffi (PP) Story.2Oh; Dir: Kelly Harms
Saving Hope Dembele (PP) ICF Films/E1; Dir: Ken Girotti
Degrassi DNG Frat Guy (PP) Epitome/Nickelodeon/Much; Dir: Farhad Mann
Nikita Ben Prentice (PP) CW/Warner Bros.; Dir: David Solomon
*Mystery Hunters (Series) Host Apartment II Prod/Discovery Kids
Soul Food Mike/Andre (PP) S.F. Films Inc/Showtime
Screech Owls (Two Episodes) Larry (Guest Star) Shaftesbury Films
Doc Ryan (PP) Pebblehut Productions
Real Kids / Real Adventures Omar (PP) Firecorp V Productions
*2009 Gemini Award    
     
Commercials available upon request
 
TRAINING:
Graduating Class of Ryerson Theatre School – 2009
rAiz’n Summer Workshop – 2006/2007
Acting: Marianne McIsaac, Cynthia Ashperger, Peter Wylde, John Boylan, ahdri zhina mandiela
Acting/Shakespeare: Ian Watson, David Collins
Clown: Leah Cherniak
Mask/Commedia dell’arte: Perry Schneiderman
Speech/Movement: Irene Pauzer, Rhoma Spencer
Singing/Music: J. Rigzin Tute, Allen Cole
Dance: Vicki St. Denys
Period Dance: Kelly Arnsby
Stage Combat: Steve Wilshire
Creative Performance: Sheldon Rosen
 
SPECIAL SKILLS / SPORTS:
Singing (Tenor), Accents, Basketball, Baseball, Pool, Track, Driver’s Licence (Full G Class), Takes Direction Well, Improvisation, Spoken Word

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