John Wamsley is an Indigenous actor and
Raised in Kitchener, Ontario, John's first on-stage role was as Pig Pen in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Although the house was empty, this is where John discovered a love for performing - leading him to enrol in the Theatre and Drama Studies program at Sheridan College and the University of Toronto.
John's selected credits include Jean Delorme in 1939 (Stratford Festival), Private Harris in Timothy Findley's The Wars (The Grand Theatre), Flute in A Midsummer Night's Dream (Shakespeare BASH'd), Jared in Spain (OPIA Theatre Collective), and Chip Tolentino in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Hart House Theatre).
Outside of acting, John has worked as a Social Media Producer and Community Manager for the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), Pride Toronto, and Paprika Festival, and he recently completed the Social Media Marketing program at George Brown College Continuing Education. John is also the co-founder of the Toronto-based theatre company, Theatre Born Between.
For professional inquiries, please contact Meagan Allison-Hancock at Play Management
Stratford Festival 2023 Season
Directed by Antoni Cimolino
Opening June 3
Directed by Jillian Keiley
Opening June 17
Love's Labour's Lost
Directed by Peter Pasyk
Opening September 9