Reymark Andres is a Filipino-Canadian actor, singer, and mover. Born and raised in Toronto, Ontario. He goes by he/him pronouns.
Reymark studied at St. Clair College for Musical Theatre Performance. He came to learn during his training there that performing and becoming the character you’re playing can only happen if you yourself fully give in physically, emotionally, and mentally to your work. It’s about being vulnerable, open, and honest so that the audience can let themselves connect with you.
Some professors he has trained under: are John Karr, Tom Oliver, Lorretta Bailey, Heather Davies, Melissa Schifanelli, Katherine Kaszas, Courtney Deleen, Peggy Dwyer, Kristyn Wiklanski, and Laura Quigley.
His most recent credits include Rolly Moore in Escape from Happiness by George F. Walker directed by Katherine Kaszas. Then double cast as Coach Ripper and Cop McCord in Heathers directed by Melissa Schifanelli.
In the fall of 2023, he looks to get his BFA in Performing Arts from Atlantic Technological University in Sligo, Ireland. Reymark Andres is excited to continue to see where this path takes him. He hopes to tell influential stories where people can relate and see themselves in the characters he plays, to inspire POC that there is a place for them on the stage/film and above all else to have fun.
Reymark has recently become part of the Crane Creations Theatre‘s prestigious Summer Ensemble 2023 as an actor. This unique program offers aspiring artists in the Canadian theatre industry unparalleled work experience. The Summer Ensemble specifically recruits talented individuals aged 18 to 30, providing them with intensive, full-time training over several weeks. Participants not only acquire valuable skills but also gain invaluable experience in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
Reymark Andres is now collaborating with other talented actors, including Nikolai Afanasev, Marie Barros, Celine Daaboul, Sofia Farahani, Kay Vukelic, Boro Milosevic, and Hope Van Der Merwe who will together be creating an exciting and dynamic collaborative environment. See all the participants of Summer Ensemble 2023.
What Will Reymark Gain In This Arts Job?
Artistic Skills: Explore classical and contemporary text, improvisation, and theatre around the world and their relevance and impact on art jobs and society today.
Orientation in Arts Jobs: Honest insight into professional organizations, structures and systems in place and how to navigate them successfully
Financial Skills: Budgeting and financial literacy delivered in a comprehensible and easy to understand way, tailored for theatre artists’ needs.
Leadership: Debate complex questions and develop ideas and strategies on how to build not only your career but the theatre ecosystem in Canada and Internationally.
Touring in Arts: Discover how artists around the world use international touring as a source of income, and learn how to create shows that can allow you to participate in that market.
Digital Skills: Discover how blog/content writing can earn you additional income, and promote your work, while mastering WordPress, one of the most desired skills in today’s job market.
Reymark Andres went to Sheridan College for a year in their Performing Arts Preparation Program. Afterwards, he studied at St. Clair College for Musical Theatre Performance for three years. Currently, he looks to get his BFA in Performing Arts from Atlantic Technological University in Sligo, Ireland. Reymark learnt how to act and perform through his acting and performance professors. He learnt different acting methods such as Chekov, Viewpoints and Stanislavski.
Reymark has been in a few productions for some of his time at St. Clair College. He was Steve Suchan in the musical Girls In The Gang. Charlécoco in French Canadian musical Pelagié. Rolly Moore in George F. Walker’s play Escape from Happiness. He was also double cast as Coach Ripper and Cop McCord in Heathers the musical.
About Reymark. An Interview with Reymark.
Where Are You From Originally? What is your favourite thing about your home town?
I grew up south of Etobicoke. My childhood was very sports orientated. Grew up playing lots of basketball, soccer, and volleyball. The theatre wasn’t something on my radar till after high school.
Do You Have A Favourite Food?
My favourite food to eat currently would probably have to be poutine and my favourite one to cook is a Filipino dish called Caldereta.
We are a company that speaks many different languages. What languages do you speak?
Unfortunately, I only speak English. I can understand Tagalog really well, I do hope to learn and be fluent in it one day.
What is a Fun Fact about you?
I detached my retina cause I tried to hit a ball away with a bamboo stick.
Why is theatre important? Why should someone go see a play over watching a movie?
It’s the fact that theatre is happening in real time. Things can go wrong and plays are never truly the same from one day to the next. There’s a sense of growing and discovery that can happen for the actors that can’t happen if it was a movie.
What is one project you worked on that you are proud of?
A project that I was a part of that was very rewarding, was our Christmas show that my school would put on yearly at the downtown theatre. Our program head would give us a time period and we would have to choose songs from that period to create a Christmas show from scratch. Some of us chose Christmas songs and some of us chose songs that we would rewrite to fit the narrative/be Christmasy. I was able to be a part of the creative process of creating the show, rewriting the lyrics to my song, and staging my entire number.