In an attempt to raise the profile of  Filipino Artists in Canada the Carlos Bulosan Theatre will be posting selected profiles of artists every day for the next week. This posting stems from an original blog post by aspiring Filipino Artists who came to CBT questioning diversity of Filipino artists on stage and the longevity of life in the Entertainment and Performing Arts sectors.

Today’s profile comes from 2007 Play Creation Unit Alumni and Flipside Festival participant Mark Andrada who recently returned from a Second City US Tour and is currently on stage at The Canadian Opera Company’s production of Kaija Saariaho’s Love from Afar,  at the Four Seasons Centre February 2 to 22 2012.

(left to right) Krisztina Szabó as the Pilgrim, acrobat Sandrine Mérette, clowns/puppeteers Mark Andrada and Marla Brennan, Russell Braun as Jaufré (on swing) and acrobat Evelyne Allard in a scene from the Canadian Opera Company production of Love from Afar, 2012. Conductor Johannes Debus, original production by Daniele Finzi Pasca, set designer Jean Rabasse, costume designer Kevin Pollard, and lighting designers Daniele Finzi Pasca and Alexis Bowles. Photo: Michael Cooper

Find out more about Mark on his website: or follow him on twitter @markandrada