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Teaching Artist

ED SAHELY

Ed Sahely has been a working actor for over thirty years. Ed worked with the renowned Second City Company as improviser/writer for seven years. His cast received a Dora Mavor Moore Award for their work on the Toronto Main-stage.


Ed Sahely has co-created eleven revues at THE SECOND CITY. He co-created the troupe Not To Be Repeated which would improvise a new Canadian play every night, first running at the Tarragon Theatre. It was picked up by CTV and became This Sitcom Is Not To Be Repeated.


Along with teaching Improv to the first year George Brown theatre students for the last 20 years, Ed teaches Improv at the Second City Training Centre the Sheraton/UTM first year students, 2011-2017, as well as guest artist for the George Brown Gaming Design students/2011. Other teaching credits include the Charlottetown Festival's Young Company/2010, frequent guest artist acting coach/director for Cawthra Park High School for the Arts in Mississauga, Rosedale School for the Arts in Toronto, improv and monologue coach for the Theatre Aquarius Summer Theatre Camp.


As an actor Ed has many credits for television, film theatre and voice work and continues to work as an actor, a writer, a director of theatre and dramaturge for new works.


Selected Television credits include SKINS, DAN FOR MAYOR, GETTING ALONG FAMOUSLY (Series Regular), THE RED GREEN SHOW (Recurring) , ROBOCOP: THE SERIES (Series Regular), TRADERS, STREET LEGAL, ROAD TO AVONLEA, MANIAC MANSION, READY OR NOT (Recurring), DUE SOUTH, MORE TEARS, GENIUS, PR, DOC, THE GAVIN CRAWFORD SHOW (Recurring), MONK, THE 11TH HOUR, SUE THOMAS F. B. EYE (Recurring), THE NEW KOJAK, THIS SITCOM IS NOT TO BE REPEATED (Co-creator, Regular), ATOMIC TOMMY, THE WORLDS OLDEST LIVING BRIDESMAID, THE RESCUERS, LET’S RUIN DAD’S DAY, ON THE SECOND DAY OF CHRISTMAS, THE RULES OF ENGAGEMENT, REMOTE POSSIBILITIES


Selected Film credits:

THREE TO TANGO, GLITTER, MAXIMUM RISK, MARCIANO, CANADIAN BACON


Selected Theatre credits:

LEND ME A TENOR (Upper Canada Playhouse) FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, CHICAGO, (Stage West Calgary) LOOKING, KITCHEN WITCHES, JASPER STATION, (Victoria Playhouse Petrolia) WEEKEND COMEDY, THE LAST RESORT, I LOVE YOU YOU’RE PERFECT NOW CHANGE, (The Red Barn Theatre) OUTRAGEOUS (Canadian Stage) THE DROWSY CHAPERONE, (Theatre Passe Muraille and The Wintergarden, Toronto) A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM,  ANNIE (The Grand Theatre, London)


Ed continues to act in film, television, theatre as well as helping to developing scripts and directing plays. He has dramaturge/directed: Jonathan Wilson's MY OWN PRIVATE OSHAWA, Shoshana Sperling's THE GOLDEN MILE and FINDING REGINA, Brigitte Gall's JOAN OF MONTREAL and RED WINE TEETH and Alison Lawrence's THE CATERING QUEEN, Shawn Hitchins' SURVIVAL OF THE FIERCEST to name just a few.