Meet our Youth Advisory Committee for 2016

Our Youth Advisory Committee is focused on creating greater accessibility for youth interested in a career in theatre.

The goal is to achieve a greater connection with youth already engaged in theatre across the province, to examine ways to engage more youth in the province in theatre, and to help foster the next generation of theatre practitioners, professionals, and patrons across the province.

The members of our 2016 Youth Advisory Committee are:

Annie MacKay

Mackay_AnnieAnnie has lived and worked in Vancouver, Montreal, and New York City. She recently completed a six-month trip that took her from Bangkok to London and is happy to have now settled in Toronto. Annie has acted, written, and directed for the theatre. Her performing interests include exploring the ways in which modern technologies have impacted the ways we communicate and conceal. She is passionate about bringing Shakespeare to contemporary audiences, which she hopes to do much of in 2016 as a Globe Member of Antique Fables Theatre Collective. Annie is a graduate of McGill University, where she received the Catherine M. Shaw Award for undergraduate work in Shakespeare. Select theatre credits at McGill include: Macbeth (Lady Macbeth), House of Blue Leaves (Bunny), No Exit (Inez), and Steel Magnolias (M'Lynn).


Jocelyn MacNeil

Macneil_JocelynJocelyn landed her very first starring role when she was only a month old. She burst onto the theatre scene as baby Jesus in her church Nativity play. Since then, she has had a very fruitful education in the music and theatre arts, both graduating from Brockville Collegiate Institute with a music scholarship, and most recently graduating from St. Lawrence College’s Triple Threat Music Theatre Program with an Ontario Advanced Diploma.  During her three-year-long Arts education, she procured a number of leading roles, such as "Mrs. Evangeline Harcourt" (Anything Goes), "Paulette Bonafonte" (Legally Blonde) and was a featured soloist in RENT. She also spent much of her college career providing performance opportunities for her fellow classmates by producing multiple student cabarets. Her past events have benefited such charities as Chance To Dance and Girls INC. Jocelyn most recently moved to Toronto to pursue her career in the theatre industry, and has enjoyed performing in cabarets as well as producing her own shows. Jocelyn is very excited to be opening this chapter and continuing her industry experience with the YAC.


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