Aaron Willis

AARON WILLIS is an actor, director, educator, and co-founding artistic director of Convergence Theatre (with Julie Tepperman). Directing credits include: Other People (Mutual Friends Co-op), YICHUD (Seclusion) (co-directed with Richard Greenblatt) (Theatre Passe Muraille/Convergence Theatre); The Gladstone Variations – The Tearful Bride (Convergence Theatre, Dora nomination); AutoShow (Convergence Theatre/Toronto Fringe 2006); Assistant Director on Much Ado About Nothing (2012) and EVITA (2009) as part of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival’s Michael Langham Workshop for Classical Theatre Training. Selected acting credits: YICHUD (Seclusion) (Theatre Passe Muraille/Convergence Theatre); The Incredible Speediness of Jamie Cavanaugh (Roseneath Theatre); Zadie’s Shoes (GCTC); Abattoir (Kaeja d’Dance/Harbourfront Centre); The Russian Play (Factory Theatre); Wrecked (Roseneath; Dora Nomination – Best Performance TYA); The Merchant of Venice (Shakespeare in the Rough); (nod) (Theatre Gargantua); Waiting for Lefty and Awake and Sing (The CO.); Well, (Tarragon Theatre). Film/TV: Flashpoint Education: Aaron is an “Artist-in-the-Schools” with the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, The Luminato Festival, and A Bit O’ The Bard, an in-school Shakespeare program for teachers and students grades 4-9. Other: He has a BA Honours in Drama from the University of Alberta and is a graduate of George Brown Theatre School.