"The Humber Theatre Performance program made life outside of school very accessible. Most, if not all, of my teachers became my peers and were able to point me in the right direction outside of the classroom. It's this kind of support that allowed me to take chances and to be secure with myself and to know that I was capable of doing the work that needed to be done and that, in my teachers, I had the resources necessary for success."
Cara Ricketts spends most of her time travelling between Toronto and the Stratford Shakespeare Festival. Having completed her second season at the Festival (she played Celia in As you Like It and Perdita in A Winters Tale), the Humber Theatre Performance program grad has returned home with Crow’s Theatre’s production of Eternal Hydraand Art of Time Ensemble’s Shakespeare: If Music Be. A partial list of her credits includes Portia in Julius Caesarfor the Stratford 2009 season – which also included playing a Weird Sister in Macbeth and Hippolyta in A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Beneatha in the award-winning production of A Raisin in the Sun for Soulpepper and Theatre Calgary; Saint Monica in the Canadian première of Steven Adly Guirgis’ The Last Days of Judas Iscariotfor Birdland Theatre; and Antigone in Antigone: Insurgency for One Little Goat Theatre Company. Considered ‘ one of the busiest young actors in the country’ by the Toronto Star, Cara was also listed as one of the top ten artists of the year by NOW magazine.