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Vanessa is a Dora Award, Toronto Theatre Critic's Award, Critic's Pick Award and BroadwayWorld Award winning actor, singer and director raised on Algonquin territory in Deep River, Ontario. For Soulpepper: Regan in King Lear, Regan in Queen Goneril (2022). Red Queen in Alice in Wonderland (2021). Selected Theatre: Uncovered: The Music of Abba (Musical Stage Co); Is God Is (CanStage/Obsidian/Necessary Angel); Holiday Inn, An Octoroon, The Magician's Nephew, Grand Hotel, Me and My Girl (Shaw); Why We Tell the Story, Billy Elliot, Little Shop of Horrors (Stratford); Mary Poppins, Wizard of Oz (YPT); Caroline or Change, Passing Strange (Musical Stage Co/Obsidian). Selected Film/TV: Sappy Holiday, 14 Love Letters, Suits, Sex/Life, Y the Last Man, TallBoyz.

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After originating the role of the Red Queen for the digital release of Alice in Wonderland in 2021, Vanessa is ecstatic to finally share this piece with live audiences. Big love to my dodo bird and the whole Bad Hats team of wonderers.