Creative Performance Studies
Mandy Roveda (she/her) is an actor, director and educator originally from Mt. Albert, Ontario with her second home in Taipei, Taiwan. She has a passion for new works and creating in unconventional spaces. Mandy is a recent MFA graduate in Directing from York University where her research focused on reimagining theatre teaching methodologies and challenging traditional rehearsal practices. Mandy has worked in TV, film, and theatre across Canada, Thailand, Taiwan, and South Korea. She is the co-founding Artistic Director of Taipei Players, the first English Language theatre company in Taipei, and the founder and host of Taipei Story Slam, a live storytelling competition dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling.
Mandy is the Resident Director and Artistic Associate of The Secret Session: The Movie Experience, external link and has brought to life cult classics such as Ghostbusters, Shaun of the Dead, and The Princess Bride. She is a founding member of It’s Not a Pivot Productions and Spark Time. Upcoming projects include, The Complex, a cutting edge immersive and interactive multi-platform digital theatre experience, and Story Spark, a participatory, embodied storytelling class that encourages creativity, curiosity and empathy for ages 2-10.