Berend McKenzie, actor, playwright and producer

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Spend 69 Seconds With Berend McKenzie, award-winning actor, playwright and producer, whose one-man show nggrfg is sure to be the talk of the 2009 Vancouver Fringe Festival.

01.Your first job.
Bag boy at the Super A in High Level Alberta.

02.The job you wanted as a child.
To be a singer.

03.What gets you up in the morning?
The need to pee, a woody or a problem.

04.What puts you to sleep at night?
Getting my head (on my shoulders) rubbed by my boyfriend.

05.Favourite stage play of all time.
Daniele Mcivor’s You Are Here.

06.Favourite song and/or artist.
Cyndi Lauper’s Shine, Little Boy Blue, I’m Gonna Be Strong, Echo, Alanis Morrissette, Tracy Chapman

07.One word your best friend would use to describe you.

08.The one thing any visitor to Vancouver simply cannot miss.
English Bay.

09.Complete this sentence: On Sunday mornings I…
eat a big breakfast.

MEET Berend Mckenze

Berend McKenzieBerend McKenzie is an award wining actor, playwright and producer currently living in Vancouver. Berend is a graduate of the Grant MacEwan Theatre Arts Program and has worked with Oscar Award winning actresses Halle Berry and Angelina Jolie. Some of his film and television credits include Catwoman, Life or Something Like It, Andromeda, and Cold Squad. Some of his theatre credits include The Tempest, Poor Superman, and Beyond Therapy were he won the Peoples Choice Award for Best Actress for his portrayal of Charlotte at the Vancouver International Fringe.

Berend is grateful to be working with Guys in Disguise for another Fringe. His last play produced by Guys In Disguise, Get Off the Cross Mary, was an underground hit at the 2006 Edmonton International Fringe Festival and won the Xtra West Hero Award for it’s very successful run at the Vancouver International Fringe Festival that same year.


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