69 seconds with … Bard on the Beach actor, Shawn MacDonald

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Spend 69 seconds with Vancouver actor and playwright Shawn MacDonald.

MEET Shawn macdonald

Shawn MacDonaldShawn is an actor and playwright who has made Vancouver his home since 1988. He was born in Quebec City to Prince Edward Islander parents and studied philosophy in Nova Scotia before choosing a career as an actor, when he moved to Vancouver in 1988.

He began working with the Vancouver TheatreSports League in 1990, and went on to work for local theatre companies and in film and television, and also began writing and co-creating plays.

Shawn is the Instructor and Program Leader for The LEAP Playwriting Intensive for Teen Writers at the Arts Club Theatre.

Shawn returns to the tents at Bard on the Beach this summer in Much Ado About Nothing and Antony and Cleopatra.

01Your first job.
My first job ever was delivering Le Journal Du Quebec when I was 11 years old in Ste.Foy, Quebec where I grew up. My first acting job was working at a dinner theatre in Charlottetown, PEI, which is where my parents are from.

02The job you wanted as a child.

03Your hero.
Alan Ball, playwright and screenwriter extraordinaire!

04Your biggest indulgence.

05One thing no one knows about you (and you are willing to share).
My great-great-great-great grandfather was a black slave on Prince Edward Island.

06What’s getting the most play on your iPod right now?
Tegan and Sara’s new album ‘Sainthood’.

07The three things you would want with you on a deserted island.
My partner, wine, and my laptop.

08Your last meal would consist of…
A really nice thick filet mignon, rosti, arugula salad with goat cheese in it. And the Killer Cab by Pacific Breeze winery.

09 Your favourite stage play.
Three Sisters by Anton Checkov.

10 The one thing any visitor to Vancouver simply cannot miss.
Wreck Beach. As long as they take their clothes off.

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