WEYNI MENGESHA

Artistic Director

BIOGRAPHY

Grew up in Vancouver, B.C. and Toronto, Ontario.

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

FOR SOULPEPPER: Director: Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts I, II, III), Kim’s Convenience, A Raisin in the Sun.

OTHER THEATRE: Seven Spots on the Sun (Rattlestick Theatre); Bars and Measures (Boston Court-LA); Breath of Kings (Stratford Theatre Festival); Butcher (ATP/Why Not Theatre/Mirvish); Lungs (Tarragon); The Small Room at the top of the Stairs (Tarragon); Yellowman (Nightwood Theatre/Obsidian) Blood.claat (TPM); da’ kink in my hair (TPM/Mirvish/Hackney London). 

OTHER: Dora Award for Butcher; Toronto Critics’ Award for The Small Room at the Top of the Stairs and Lungs; Dora Award for Father Comes Home From the Wars (Outstanding Production); Dora nominations for blood.claat and Raisin. NAACP Theatre Award nomination for Bars and Measures (Direction). Graduate of York University and the Soulpepper Academy.