Araya Mengesha

Represented by Kish Iqbal
Height: 5’9”
Weight: 150 lbs
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown
CAEA/ACTRA
 
THEATRE:
War Horse
Bone
Mirvish Productions; Dir: Marianne Elliott
Another Africa
Office Worker
Volcano; Dir: Ross Manson, Weyni Mengesha, Liesl Tommy
The African Triology
Benjamin
Volcano Theatre Co; Dir: Various
Rice Boy
Tommy (Lead)
Stratford Festival; Dir: Guillermo Verdecchia
Macbeth
Fleance
Stratford Festival; Dir: Des McAnuff
Julius Caesar
As Cast
Stratford Festival; Dir: James MacDonald
Mother Courage and Her Children
Swiss Cheese
RTS; Dir: Richard Greenblatt
Metamorphoses
Vertumnus
RTS; Dir: Jordan Pettle
Sophonisba
Syphax
RTS; Dir: Peter Wylde
Epicoene
Truewit
RTS; Dir: Peter Wylde
Clown 2007
Mums
RTS; Dir: Leah Cherniak
My Sweet Charlie
Charles
RTS; Dir: Marianne McIsaac
Line in the Sand
Saadiq
RTS; Dir: Marianne McIsaac
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Flute
RTS; Dir: Ian Watson
Don Juan Comes Back From The War
Don Juan
RTS; Dir: Cynthia Ashperger
Orestes
Pylades
RTS; Dir: Cynthia Ashperger
The Lion King (Toronto 2000)
Young Simba
Mirvish Prods.
 
FILM:
Cul de Sac
Michael (Lead)
Temple Street; Dir: Gebriel Deneke
Nurse.Fighter.Boy
Kandae (Supporting)
CFC/Ingrid Veninger; Dir: Charles Officer
10,000 Black Men Named George (TV)
Bobby (PP)
Butterick Road Prod; Dir: Robert Townsend
Convicted (TV)
William (PP)
Sagia Prod; Dir: Kevin Sullivan
 
TELEVISION:
Hemlock Grove
Puppet (Recurring)
Netflix/Gaumont; Dir: Various
Rogue
Freddy (Recurring)
eOne/Direct TV; Dir: Various
Ruby Skye, PI
Zoffi (PP)
Story.2Oh; Dir: Kelly Harms
Saving Hope
Dembele (PP)
ICF Films/E1; Dir: Ken Girotti
Degrassi DNG
Frat Guy (PP)
Epitome/Nickelodeon/Much; Dir: Farhad Mann
Nikita
Ben Prentice (PP)
CW/Warner Bros.; Dir: David Solomon
Mystery Hunters (Series)
Host
Apartment II Prod/Discovery Kids
Soul Food
Mike/Andre (PP)
S.F. Films Inc/Showtime
Screech Owls (Two Episodes)
Larry (Guest Star)
Shaftesbury Films
Doc
Ryan (PP)
Pebblehut Productions
Real Kids / Real Adventures
Omar (PP)
Firecorp V Productions
Commercials available upon request
   
 
TRAINING:
Graduating Class of Ryerson Theatre School - 2009
rAiz'n Summer Workshop - 2006/2007
Acting: Marianne McIsaac, Cynthia Ashperger, Peter Wylde, John Boylan, ahdri zhina mandiela
Acting/Shakespeare: Ian Watson, David Collins
Clown: Leah Cherniak
Mask/Commedia dell'arte: Perry Schneiderman
Speech/Movement: Irene Pauzer, Rhoma Spencer
Singing/Music: J. Rigzin Tute, Allen Cole
Dance: Vicki St. Denys
Period Dance: Kelly Arnsby
Stage Combat: Steve Wilshire
Creative Performance: Sheldon Rosen
 
SPECIAL SKILLS / SPORTS:
Singing (Tenor), Accents, Basketball, Baseball, Pool, Track, Driver's Licence (Full G Class), Takes Direction Well, Improvisation, Spoken Word