Ep55 - Astrid Van Wieren

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This Dora award-winning Canadian actress made her Broadway debut in Come From Away in 2017, and has now performed her role of Beulah over 1000 times. She is also currently starring in a new Canadian film The River You Step In.

In this episode, we discuss Astrid's childhood in London, Ontario, being the youngest of 4 and making her way into performing to help satiate a need for attention. She uprooted her life to leave Canada and move to the US to join the La Jolla Playhouse production of Come From Away, eventually relocating to New York City where she says the show has changed her life.

Interview content begins at 2:04.

Closing standards begin at 50:04.

Connect with Astrid online:Twitter: @AstridvanwierenInstagram: @astridvw2020www.the-river-you-step-in.caConnect with The Theatre Podcast:Support us on Patreon: Patreon.com/TheTheatrePodcastTwitter & Instagram: @theatre_podcastFacebook.com/OfficialTheatrePodcastTheTheatrePodcast.comAlan's personal Instagram: @alansealesEmail us at feedback@thetheatrepodcast.com. We want to know what you think.

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