Spotlight on Alumni
Olivia comes by her passion for theatre honestly, having grown up right alongside The Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. Olivia now makes her home in Vancouver, BC, where she graduated from Studio 58’s theatre performance program in 2015. Immediately following her graduation, Olivia was cast in Green Thumb Theatre’s premiere production of Still/Falling,which she has since performed for more than 30,000 people across Canada. Following the show’s inaugural tour, Olivia was nominated for a Jessie Richardson Theatre Award for Outstanding Performance, and she was later received with critical acclaim in Toronto at Young People’s Theatre, and was named one of 2016’s ‘Ones to Watch’ by Toronto’s The Slotkin Letter. This spring, Olivia will appear in ZeeZee Theatre’s The Elbow Room Café: The Musical at The Cultch’s York Theatre, before going on to star as Portia in The Merchant of Venice at Bard on the Beach. Olivia is also looking forward to Pull Fest VI, a festival of ten minute plays featuring emerging Vancouver talent, presented by Speakeasy Theatre, of which Olivia is an Associate Artist and Founding Member.
Green Thumb Theatre is proud of to have provided Olivia with her first major access to exposure. She’s an incredible talent who keeps her plate full – we can’t wait to see her wrack up more credits and accolades as the years go by!
February 2, 2017