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David Leyshon (he/him)

Equity Actor
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David has been an actor, director and educator in Canada for the last
25 years. Selected acting credits include: The Music Man
(Thousand Islands Playhouse); Guys and Dolls, Fiddler of the Roof,
My Fair Lady (Port Hope); Prairie Nurse (Lighthouse
Theatre); Vigilante (Catalyst, National Tour); Baskerville (Stage West);
One For The Pot, Run for Your Wife, Perfect Wedding (Drayton); It’s A
Wonderful Life (Theatre Aquarius, Persephone, Chemainus); Art, Billy
Bishop Goes to War, The Girl in The Goldfish Bowl (Theatre
Northwest); The Comedy of Errors, The Importance of Being Earnest,
Miracle on 34th Street (Neptune Theatre); A Few Good Men (Citadel/
RMTC); The 39 Steps, Cinderella (Globe Theatre); Little Women, The
Three Musketeers (Citadel Theatre); Guys and Dolls (Chemainus);
Little Shop of Horrors (Persephone); An Ideal Husband, The
Fantasticks (Theatre Calgary); MMLJWW (Mirvish); Hamlet, The
Taming of The Shrew, All’s Well That Ends Well (Stratford Festival);
seven seasons with the Shaw Festival, favourites include The
Importance of Being Earnest, Major Barbara and Happy End.
Directing credits include: She Kills Monsters (University of
Waterloo); Artistic Director of the Souris Valley Theatre, directing I
Love You…Now Change, A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline; If I Weren’t
With You (Lunchbox Theatre, Calgary Critics Award nomination).
Selected Film and TV: Murdoch Mysteries, In the Dark, Star Trek:
Strange New Worlds.

David is part-time faculty at both Sheridan College and Randolph
College, where he teaches acting, script analysis and acting through
song. He has been a lecturer at the University of Waterloo and
Western University, teaching acting and script analysis. He has taught
workshops for The Stratford Festival, the University of Regina and
directed for Calgary Actor’s Studio. David holds a BFA from the
University of Regina, a Certificate in Arts Education from York
University/Stratford Festival, and was a participant in the Banff/Citadel Program, 2011.


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