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Meet the Acting Class of 2020

 

Braden BUTLER
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Braden Butler is a Saskatoon-raised, Edmonton-based actor currently in his fourth year of the BFA Acting program at the University of Alberta. Recent theatre credits include Overhear (It's Not A Box Theatre), Wild Abandon (Tough Choice Productions), The Gooseberry (NextFest 2018), Ahunwar (Night Canopy Theatre), The Hot l Baltimore, The Misfit Vault, An Evening with Anton Chekhov, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (University of Alberta), and RED (Wishbone Theatre). You can catch him in Richard III, Shakespeare’s Dog, and Chrysothemis in the upcoming Studio Season. Braden would like to sincerely thank both the faculty and his class for their generous support and sense of community these last three years.


Jackson CARD
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Jackson is an Edmonton born-and-raised performer with an honest-to-goodness love for fun. His training began at the Citadel Young Company where the most influential people began to shape his artistry as an actor. His training continued at the UofA, providing him opportunities to perform and rehearse with true geniuses in productions like his debut performance in Hot l Baltimore, a clown show named Misfit Vault, and his first taste of Shakespeare since the 2nd grade in A Midsummer Night's Dream. Jackson's affinity towards comedy and music are what inspire him to seek opportunities in those fields for the future. Meanwhile, he strives to create new work to tell stories of those whose voices have been silenced from the recording of history. Graduation is but a stepping stone; as one learns more, they begin to realize how little they truly know.


Emily CORCORAN
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Emily is an islander who is tickled pink to be here at the UofA completing her BFA in Acting. She has many film, television and theatre credits in her name and truly looks forward to further exploring the industry home in Newfoundland, here in Alberta and everywhere between and beyond. Select recent credits include Tracy in Body and Bones (scatteredandsmallpictures) Kendel in Caught (CBC) and Dion/Ursula in A Winter’s Tale/Two Gentlemen of Verona (Freewill Shakespeare).


Caitlin KELLY
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Caitlin is delighted to be graduating from the UofA with a BFA in Acting. She would like to thank her family, friends, and professors for their support through an incredible four years of learning. For past credits and experience please see CV


Christina NGUYEN
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Christina is an emerging theatre artist hailing from Edmonton, Alberta. She is inspired and invigorated by multi-disciplinary theatre, music and art. Christina’s recent credits include: For One Night Only (Razor Babes Productions), A Winter’s Tale/Two Gentlemen of Verona (Freewill Players), A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Seagull, Flicker; Follow the Light, The Hot L Baltimore (University of Alberta), But Hark, A Voice (Thou Art Here), The Shape of A Girl (Haven Theatre Society) and Concord Floral (Citadel Theatre/Young Company). You can catch her this Studio Season in Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again., Shakespeare’s Dog and Chrysothemis. She has been so blessed to be a part of this wonderful group of artists and thankful for all the learning during her time here at the UofA.


Beverley ROCKWELL
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Beverley is a multifaceted performer from Yellowknife, Northwest Territories and is now based in Edmonton. A recipient of the Dasha Goody Memorial Foundation Award, she is absolutely thrilled to be in her final year of the BFA Acting program here at the UofA! Select theatre credits include: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (University of Alberta), An Evening With Anton Chekhov (University of Alberta) and Misfit Vault (University of Alberta). She is thrilled to be sharing the stage with her astounding classmates this year. Catch her in the 2019/2020 Studio Season in  Richard III, Shakespeare’s Dog, and Chrysothemis. She would like to thank her family for their extensive support, and her classmates for constantly being the definition of hilarious, inspiring, and loving.


Sheldon STOCKDALE
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Sheldon is an Edmonton-based actor who is nearing completion of the UofA’s BFA Acting program. His recent credits include Frank in For One Night Only (Edmonton Fringe), Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream (University of Alberta), Trigorin in The Seagull (University of Alberta) and, Paul Granger III in Hot L Baltimore (University of Alberta).  You can find him weekly performing with Rapid Fire Theatre and doing sketch comedy whenever he has the opportunity. He is grateful to have spent the past three years surrounded by such an inspiring, funny, and loud group of friends. He sends his thanks to all the people who have supported him and helped him grow. Catch him and his classmates in Richard III, Shakespeare’s Dog and Chrysothemis.


Meegan SWEET
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Meegan is a 2016 graduate of the Theatre Performance and Creation program at Red Deer College. Following that achievement she completed one year of the Music Preparatory program also at RDC. She is completing her BFA at the UofA and will graduate in 2020. Look out for her in the coming Studio season of 2019/2020. Recent theatre credits include, Suspension by Hayley Moorhouse (Witness - Edmonton Fringe 2019), Romeo and Juliet, Henry V (Juliet, Chorus/ ensemble, Primestock Theatre - Bard on Bower), Exit the King (Juliette, Studio Theatre) In her free time Meegan is a florist to make money so her cats can live a good life. She would also like to express her immense gratitude, warmth and appreciation to everyone who helped her get here.


Holly WANDLER
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Holly is an Edmonton-based theatre artist who will be completing her BFA Acting degree this year. She is excited to share the Timms Centre stage with her wonderful classmates during this final year, as well as be a part of Studio Theatre's 70th season. Recent credits include: Suspension (What a Mess Productions), A Midsummer Night's Dream (University of Alberta), and Matt & Ben (Next Stage Productions). Catch her performance in the upcoming Studio Theatre shows: Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.Shakespeare's Dog, and Chrysothemis. She would like to thank her loved ones for all of the support they have provided, as well as her classmates for making the last three years a wild ride. Enjoy the shows!


Kaeley Jade WIEBE
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Kaeley is an Edmonton-based artist who is thrilled to be entering her fourth and final year of the BFA Acting Program at the UofA. Recent stage credits include A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Hot L Baltimore, The Misfit Vault: Clown and Bouffon (University of Alberta), Anne of Green Gables (Festival Players) and Pomer and Penelope (New Works Festival). Alongside her acting career, Kaeley also works as a singer/songwriter and visual artist. She has just finished recording her first EP, which will be released on all major streaming platforms in the spring of 2020. You can catch her in the upcoming Studio Theatre season in Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again., Shakespeare’s Dog and Chrysothemis.


Kael WYNN
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Kael is a born and raised Edmontonian performer and is excited to be in his graduating year of the BFA Acting program! In this year’s Studio Theatre Season, you can catch Kael in Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again, Shakespeare’s Dog and Chrysothemis. Recent credits include A Midsummer Night’s Dream (University of Alberta), Into The Woods (Opera NUOVA), Bash’d: A Gay Rap Opera and American Idiot (Edmonton Fringe Festival). Kael is looking forward to delving into the plethora of avenues available to an emerging artist and is especially interested in continuing his passion in voice acting. He would like to thank his parents and younger sister for their limitless support as well as his classmates for their wealth of inspiration.