Who I Am

Andrew Wade - in tree

I want to inspire others to empathy,
to encourage them to better themselves and the world around them.

I believe that when audiences are swept into the arcs, trials, joys and tribulations of characters, be they on the page, the screen, or the stage, there is a power there for personal transformation… and hopefully a few laughs.

I am an actor, playwright, front of house manager, bartender, stage manager, improviser, and heritage interpreter with a BFA in Acting and a BA in Writing from the University of Victoria. I now reside in Vancouver, BC.

My acting highlights include taking The Hatter to Fringe Festivals across Canada (and receiving accolades such as a 4.5/5 star review from the Saskatoon StarPhoenix), portraying Skeets Miller in a Patrick Street production of Floyd Collinswriting and performing as The Most Honest Man In The World  (4 stars, Saskatoon StarPhoenix), being Malvolio in a sold-out, critically-acclaimed run of Twelfth Night at the Phoenix Theatre, scheming as Iago in Othello, The Moor of Venice (Big Ideas/VSS), and taking a turn as Willy, the poor boy, in Victoria’s first season of Sin City Improv, a live, improvised soap opera. Other acting roles include: Golf: The Musical (Viva Musica), Romeo and Juliet, Dark of the Moon (Phoenix), and Beggar’s Opera (Seven Tyrants). See my resume tab for more.

My playwriting credits include: TITUS! The Light And Delightful Musical Comedy of Titus Andronicus (Awkward Stage Productions, music by Jenny Andersen), The Hatter (London, Ottawa, Toronto, Saskatoon, Port Alberni, Regina, Victoria, Vancouver Fringe Festivals), The Most Honest Man In The World (Saskatoon, Toronto, Nanaimo, Victoria, Vancouver Fringe Festivals), GRITS (Firehall BC Buds Festival), Hullaboo (FIND, IGNITE!), William Vs. The World (FIND, UFV Director’s Festival, Victoria, Saskatoon, Vancouver Fringe Festivals), Alice From Wonderland (SATCo), High School Noir (IGNITE!), All Fall Down (Schoolhouse Rocks), What I’d Be Without You (Acadia Theatre Company), Mannequin Men (Acadia Theatre Company), and The Romantics (IGNITE! 2012).

The Romantics won the 2011 Vancouver Young Playwrights Competition, I am a two time winner of the 24-Hour-Musical-Theatre SMACKDOWN Competition, and TITUS! received a five star review from the Vancouver Sun and was chosen as a Vancouver Fringe Festival Pick of the Fringe!

In 2013, I was chosen as one of The Richmond Review’s 30 under 30and I have received three OVATION! Award nominations and one CTC award nomination. I have been featured on CBC Radio’s DNTO. In 2008, I was awarded the Keith Provost Memorial Scholarship, for which I am awed and humbled.

Please feel free to contact me about anything at actorwade [at] gmail.com .

  1. July 9, 2012 at 19:50

    Heya Andrew:- I put you in my website. Thanks again. Cheers, xoxo Ruth.

  2. edmilson
    September 16, 2014 at 15:44

    Hi Andrew, I saw your performance on firewall arts centre last may. Grits. I’d like to know when are you doing a new presentation in Vancouver.

    • September 17, 2014 at 23:34


      I will be involved as an actor in the Sun Yat Sen Chinese Gardens haunted house in October, a Weird Al themed show in November, and Little Women in December, followed by touring with Axis Theatre’s Hamelin.

      As for shows I am writing myself, perhaps nothing until fringe festival season next year. For that, I will hopefully be performing another one-man-show, and am definitely writing Awkward Stage Productions’ fringe show.

      Thank you so much for checking out GRITS! It was a great experience all around!


  1. October 1, 2012 at 11:29

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