Who I Am
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 a few laughs.
I am an actor, playwright, front of house manager, bartender, stage manager, heritage interpreter, and improviser among other pursuits 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 Collins, writing 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, 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 30, and 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 .
I am happy to help in any way I can.