Shalyn is a graduate of the Trinity Western University acting program with a BA in Theatre, and she has also trained with Vancouver's Arts Club Actors Intensive. Having spent her earlier years in Southern California and NYC before moving to Canada to live in Vancouver and now Toronto, she has carved a giant Zorro-style "Z" across North America. Shalyn's experience as a performer has ranged from Musical Theatre to Shakespeare and her interest lie in classical texts and new adaptations thereof.When not performing, she can be found with making friends with the nearest cat, sewing, knitting, or obsessively baking and force feeding others with it.
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Omnium Gatherum

Coming in September, I will be hosting a surreal dinner party as Suzie in Omnium Gatherum.

Omnium Gatherum

September 13-23 2017 | St. Luke’s Church 353 Sherbourne Street Toronto

Believing that lively, contentious debate is the heart and soul of a dinner party, a domestic artist and perfect hostess has invited an assortment of opinionated personalities to share a surreal meal. The guests at this exquisite feast of food and argument confront the global implications of September 11th and beyond in an urgent, impassioned and hilarious work that was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize in Drama.

Written by Theresa Rebeck & Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros

Directed by Katy Murphy & Ben Hayward

Featuring Basel Daoud, Owen Fawcett, Brandon Gillespie, Shawn Lall, Shalyn McFaul, Lindsey Middleton & Aundraya Thompson

Upcoming | Much Ado About Nothing at Hart House Theatre

Much Ado About Nothing at Hart House Theatre

Much Ado About Nothing at Hart House Theatre

I am happy to say I will be returning to the Norman Jewison Stage at Hart House Theatre this November to play Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing. I am excited to take on this role that has long stood as one of my favorite ladies in the Shakespeare cannon. Running November 4th through 19th, come see this battle of the sexes.

Tickets can be purchased at http://www.uofttix.ca/muchado.

One Week Left of Boeing Boeing!

There are but 5 performances left of this raucous adventure on stage at Hart House Theatre!

 

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Boeing Boeing at Hart House Theatre

Coming up at Hart House Theatre, I have the pleasure of playing the Teutonic temptress Gretchen in the 1960’s comedy Boeing Boeing, originally written in French by Marc Camoletti and translated by Beverley Cross and Francis Evans. This farce set in 1960’s Paris finds a swinging bachelor who has been juggling three fiancees, all international stewardesses, when his best friend from back in the Midwest comes for a visit.

Boeing Boeing at Hart House Theatre

Having won the Tony for Best Revival of a Play for its triumphal return to Broadway in 2008, this Mile High comedy is sure lift you out of the Winter Blues.

Running February 26th through March 5th at Hart House Theatre.

Call 416.978.8849 or visit www.uoftix.ca for tickets.

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The Winter’s Tale with Leroy Street Theatre

The Winter's Tale | Leroy Street Theatre

Pleased as punch to work with Leroy Street Theatre on this production of The Winter’s Tale, imaginatively framed as a dark fairy tale, which I get to create the world of as the Narrator and step into as the Shepherd.

The Winter’s Tale September 15-19 & 22-26 8pm $20 at the door or online – The Theatre Machine 376 Dufferin Street Toronto, ON.

There is one simple act that can rob a couple from their relationship, their happiness, and their very identity: an a ffair. This act of transgression can shatter everything once thought real and destroy the perception with which one views not only the world around them, but their inner selves. In an adaptation by Lauren Horejda, Leroy Street Theatre proudly presents one of Shakespeare’s most controversial plays. An enigmatic story that cannot be defined as either tragic or comic, a play fraught with love, loss, jealousy and fate. Relaying the frailty of the human condition under the lights through its’ most accessible form, the art of storytelling. A fable for anyone who has ever trusted their heart to another.

Please contact our team at leroystreettheatre@gmail.com to reserve tickets or go to LeroyStreetTheatre.com to purchase online. http://www.mooneyontheatre.com/ 2015/09/18/the-winters-tale-leroystreet-theatre/

“Leroy Street Theatre’s production of The Winter’s Tale lives up to its mighty themes, creating a beautifully raw depiction of the tale” – Mooney on Theatre

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