Hi, my name is Cameron, I am a Brampton born and raised actor. I started doing theatre when I got accepted into an arts program in high school and continued my professional training at Sheridan College and the University of Toronto Mississauga.
For the past 4 years I have been an actor at The Shaw Festival appearing in productions of Getting Married, SEX by Mae West, Henry V, Hound of The Baskervilles, Dracula & The Madness of George III.
Some of my other recent credits include the world premier of Happy Birthday Baby J, ShadowTheatre; Alice The Magnet, Theatre Animal; Troilus and Cressida, Secret Shakespeare Series; Blacktop Sky, Lower Ossington Theatre; TOUGH!, Canadian Rep Theatre; Common Ground, Toronto Fringe; Animal Nature, Clay and Paper Theatre; Clybourne Park, The Seagull, Orestes, Theatre Erindale. As a director, I have assisted Nina Lee Aquino on the cecil hotel an audio drama produced by Theatre Erindale and was an assistant director to ahdri zhina mandiela on Factory Theatre’s virtual production of Through The Eyes.
When I am not performing I am likely reading, working on some of my own writing, teaching or streaming a new show. Keep in touch with me on social media by following me on Instagram &Twitter @Camm_grant
This summer I am making my Stratford Festival debut as Montague and Steven in Serving Elizabeth.
BY MARCIA JOHNSON
DIRECTED BY KIMBERLEY RAMPERSAD
In Kenya in 1952, Mercy, a restaurant proprietor, is hired to cater the impending visit of Princess Elizabeth, soon to be Queen. In 2015, another story unfolds in London, England, where a young Kenyan-born Canadian, Tia, is working as an intern on a TV drama series about the British royal family – while also pursuing a writing project of her own. These parallel narratives seem only coincidentally connected – until a surprising twist reveals a deeper relationship between the two. Audiences are certain to enjoy this ingenious contemporary drama that keeps us guessing as it explores issues of colonialism, nationalism and the question of who gets to have a voice.
More info and tickets here
i'm writing a play
Currently I am researching and writing the first draft of my play "Meet Chloe" thanks to the generous support of the Ontario Arts Council through the Recommender Grants for Theatre Creators.
Thank you to: Young People's Theatre, Theatre Direct, Carousel Theatre and Roseneath Theatre for the recommendation!
"Meet Chloe" is a theatre for young audiences play about a black high school student who discovers Chloe's Cooley (google her) as she is preparing a group research project on John Graves Simcoe for her Canadian History class. Utterly captivated by Cooley she decides to switch her research subject. But the project is due in a week, and her group partners are not particularly interested in discarding all of their work for a new subject. Chloe must convince her teacher and her group partners that the story of Chloe Cooley is now, more than ever, worthy of a place to be studied in their Canadian History class.
Recently I sat down with Makambe K. Simamba and Kwaku Okyere to chat about theatre, and my experience as a young black actor through theatre school and the beginning of my career. It was a JOY. Thank you Cahoots Theatre for bringing us all together!
Check out episode 3 of Blackstage pass- Black Boy Joy here!
Living by the lake
How do you make your house a home?
"It's a mindset for me. I move around a lot, so when I get to a new space I say "this is home." This is where I rest my head, this is where I am safe, where I find comfort."
In three words, what does the future look like to you?
Living By The Lake is a photo journal series, created by Andrew Broderick, that looks into the lives of various company member at the Shaw Festival. These photos were captured during the summer of 2020.
Favourite daily ritual?
"Morning coffee. There is something about a french press that makes it so much better. Followed by 30 minutes of reading."
It's my first time visiting NOTL, where should I go?
"Get away from the main street and find some nature. I love walking through 'The Common' or following the heritage trails. This town is filled with so much natural history it is both overwhelming and settling."