CSARN Mentor and Artistic Advisor Sheila McCarthy talks about mentoring


31. Male – Stratford
Former member of Stratford Company – Interested in one on one mentorship or workshop/seminars

34. Male – Wainfleet
Experienced actor/director/educator willing to mentor in either acting or directing to an emerging artist or to schools, institutions, etc. Would prefer in the Niagara Peninsula/Hamilton area.

36. Female – Vancouver
Experienced actor in film, television and theatre who also currently coaches acting, singing, and dialects

37. Male – Toronto
Internationally renowned voiceover specialist willing to offer one on one or group mentorships to schools, institutions, etc. Fluent in French and Spanish as well as some Swedish.

38. Female – Toronto
Actor with wide-ranging experience offering to female only mentee. Has taught apprenticeship courses.

40. Female –Toronto
Actor/Singer/Acting Coach/Teacher. Extensive, widely eclectic background, Interested in offering mentorships to emerging artists in one on one format or workshops, seminars to schools, institutions, etc and encouraging as diverse a group as possible

43. Female – Toronto
Actor/Singer/Teacher of voice and drama with leadership qualities in volunteering for the community. Feels mentor should be currently performing and offers this in all types of mentorships.

45. Male – Toronto
Actor/Director/Teacher. Huge acting background. Offering one on one mentorship in acting or in small groups. Limited mobility.

46. Female – Acton
Musical theatre actor/singer/dancer/director, Varied background. Would be offering musical theatre/public speaking/coaching in song and text preparation in all types of mentorships. Willing to travel.

47. Female – Toronto
Actor/Singer/Vocal coach. Particularly interested in offering mentorships (all types) on how to survive when obstacles befall you. Has offered many workshops internationally on artists and breast cancer.

48. Male – Toronto
How to audition correctly and effectively, for the most success. Scene study workshops. How to break down a script and character study. The back story to every script. How to relate to a camera, camera technical style and approach. Musical theater styles and proper technical styles and choices. Voice work: I had my own VO company for 20 years “VoiceWork” many contracts with large Canadian and USA companies.

49. Male – Stratford
Actor with 47 years of professional experience in film, television, commercials and stage in England, Canada, Germany, Holland, Australia. I understand the successes, the heartbreaks, the complications, the stresses and strains, both personal and professional, that are part and parcel of our business. I have certainly made mistakes in my career, and I hope that I’ve learned from them, and I hope that by becoming a mentor I might be able to save others from those mistakes, and pass on the knowledge that I’ve gained.

133. Female – Toronto
Widely experienced actor in Canada and internationally offering not only acting but life and career skills as well.

142. Male – Richmond Hill
Experienced actor/theatre manager with programming, development and marketing experience as well interested in mentorship which would benefit from his wide range of experience.

156. Female – Toronto
Award winning stage, musical theatre, film and television actress interested in mentoring actors in any or all of the afore-mentioned 

160. Male – Toronto
Twenty year career teaching playwriting, acting and directing. Interested in mentoring in any of the afore-mentioned.

165. Male – Toronto
This former professor and acting coach at Dalhousie University’s Theatre Department is interested in sharing what he has learned in more than 40 years as a stage actor.

170. Female – Vancouver
An actor since preschool in U.K., trained in the U.K. and Canada, a professional actor across Canada for fifteen years, director, producer, actor in her own theatre for ten years. Acting teacher for all ages within the community. A flair for comedy, and an eternal, sympathetic, interest in people.


147. Male – Toronto
Widely experienced (in both the U.S. and Canada) stage director, artistic director and educator interested in either one-on-one mentorship or giving workshops or seminars. Drama and Shakespearean specialist.

174. Male – Vancouver
In this mentor’s own words, “My task is to help crystallize and sharpen perspective in and industry that so often looks inward but, in my opinions, needs, always, to keep an outward eye on the world which we, as artists, are here to serve/influence/challenge/change/improve/make more human. I can offer the encouragement and experience to a mentee that aids healing and helps draw the roadmap for moving onward and upward.”

183. Male – Winnipeg
“My film work has always been rooted in the primitive, the practical, and the surreal; and has relied on my being well read in all sorts of lit,
and fully conversant in all eras and genres of film history. My work is often a repurposing of previous tropes and story-telling conventions
into new forms, the new repurposed from the old.”

184. Male – Vancouver
“A creative producer to the core, I came to producing after a successful career in visual arts. As a professional who is versed in both the business and art of filmmaking I know that neither aspects of the craft can exist without the other, so confidence with both is both necessary and empowering. I have enjoyed adapting the work of some of Canada’s acclaimed novelists and playwrights including Pulitzer Prize winner Carol Shields, Barbara Gowdy and Michel Marc Bouchard on projects featuring Oscar-winners in the cast. I look forward to sharing the benefit of that privilege.”


50. Female – Halifax – My professional career has been in design for performance, in the areas of Projection and Video design, Set design, and Costume design. As well as live theatre, I have been a digital designer in both livestream as well as pre-recorded made-for-online-remote theatre during the pandemic. I teach drawing , painting and model making as well as: QLab, Vectorworks, photoshop, illustrator, after effects, premiere pro & OBS . I have spent my career supporting live theatre, I am also excited about the potential of creating space and giving voice through remote, online education and performance.


95. Male – Toronto
This writer has nine books published and television credits including episodes of Law  & Order, Street Legal and Night Heat.

96. Female – Toronto
Award winning playwright of stage plays, film and radio plays with extensive experience as artistic director of festivals.

98. Female – Toronto
Writer of Plays as well as fiction and non-fiction books. Media critic and broadcaster.

99. Female – Toronto
Playwright/Screenwriter and Radio Drama – This award winning writer has had plays produced on stages in Canada and in London, England and her film scripts have won numerous awards.

100. Male – Toronto
Playwright – one of Canada’s most celebrated playwrights and directors.  This writers plays have garnered countless awards including two Governor General’s Literary Awards for Drama His plays have been mounted throughout Canada, the US, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.   

102. Male – Toronto
This award winning writer has written or co written some 30 plays as well as 4 novels, 3 short story collections, 11 poetry collections and numerous chapbooks  

103. Female – Toronto
Playwright – With over 20 published plays. This playwright knows the writing and the business. ( available for a half mentorship)

120.  Male  – Sudbury
TV/Radio writer and former CBC executive Producer is eager to assist an emerging or mid career writer to take their art to the next level.

132.  Male – Shelburne
With 68 years under his belt writing for TV in film, series, docs and feature film as well as being a director, producer and editor, this writer is eager to share his wisdom and experience with an emerging or mid career writer.

181 – Female – Toronto
Award-winning playwright, with over 30 years of experience and productions across Canada. Finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award. I hold a MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Guelph. I continue to write plays and currently have two commissions. I am also very involved in the theatre community, sitting on juries and the Playwrights Guild of Canada Women’s Caucus Steering Committee. I’ve presented my work and run workshops at international playwriting conferences. As a mentor, I am supportive, encouraging and collaborative

190 – Female – Vancouver
I will help you find your voice and write your play. I work to discover what you’re trying to say and then offer support to help you write. My years of writing and mentoring have given me the ability to be open-minded, patient and ready to encourage you to reach your potential. I love theatre and writing, and my enthusiasm is contagious!