Roselyn Kelada-Sedra is an actor based in Toronto, Canada. Roselyn has worked on stages in Canada, England, the U.S. and Europe. Her first love is Shakespearean theatre, and that led to training at RADA and… everything since.
Roselyn trained in Shakespearean theatre acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, at DAH Teatar in Serbia, and in Canada at the National Voice Intensive, Lonsdale Smith Studios and the Cindy Tanas Actors Studio. She made her TV debut on CBC in Canada’s Smartest Person and her webseries debut in IRL: The Series.
Roselyn has been acting and writing since completing a 3-year apprenticeship as an actor and theatre-maker with Toronto theatre company, b current. She has written and devised plays produced on Toronto stages, as well as the webseries, Toronto Monologue Slam. Roselyn also created the role of Death in DASH by devising movement and harp music for the piece, based on Emily Dickinson poems.
Roselyn recently finished a comedic turn, playing Cleopatra. (Figure that one out!) In Macbeth’s Head, a new comedy by Kyle McDonald, Cleopatra teams up with Maccers & Richard III to make Shakespeare fix their tragic ends. Stay tuned for the future of this Cleopatra at Malfi Productions.
Photo by Eilish Waller
Roselyn’s dream roles include Cleopatra in Shakespeare’s Antony & Cleopatra, Helena in All’s Well That Ends Well and Hermione in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child... obviously.
With Livia Berius, Roselyn is co-writing a script about the juggle that is life for a woman trying to succeed in acting and in law - at the same time. It’s a dramedy that digs into the misogyny and racial prejudices in professional settings in Toronto. Think “Insecure” meets “The Good Wife” meets “I don’t know how she does it”.
IRL: The Series, a webseries in which Roselyn plays the sharp & adventurous Tanya, is an official selection for the Los Angeles Film Awards.
And IRL is a semi-finalist in the Los Angeles CineFest! Keep up to date with the IRL facebook page.
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