Ray Jacildo (He/Him) is an Asian-Canadian actor and theatre creator. A Philippine-born immigrant, Ray is an avid traveller and backpacker. As an actor he has performed in Toronto, New York, UK, and Eastern Europe. Ray’s work focuses on classical and political texts, giving voice to underrepresented intersections, and bridging cultural schisms. He approaches all of his work with his whole body and open heart.
Ray is currently graduating from the Acting Program at the National Theatre School of Canada, is a graduate of the Queen’s University Drama Program, and has studied under some of North America and Europe’s top theatre practitioners: Brenda Bazinet, Chick Reid and Lisa Wolpe (Acting), Jackie Maxwell (Chekhov), Ian Watson and Guy Roberts (Shakespeare), Graeme Somerville and Deborah Hay (Shaw), David Latham (Mask), Jojo Rideout (Voice), John Stead (Stage Combat), and Belarus Free Theatre (Creation).
He has performed in several productions in the past years: Oberon/Theseus in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Prague Shakespeare Company Dir: Jennifer King), Koji in Burning Vision (Dir: Mike Payette), Capulet in Romeo and Juliet (Dir: Danielle Irvine), Dong Zhuo in Feng Yi Ting (Luminato Dir: Atom Egoyan), Dialogues des Carmélites (Dora Award for Outstanding Ensemble with the Canadian Opera Company Dir: Robert Carsen). Ray’s directing credits include: Water Choke, a multidisciplinary theatre production on masculinity and mental health which toured to Universities and Fringe Festivals across Canada. TV: Saving Hope (E1).
Prior to the National Theatre School of Canada, Ray was the youngest member to sit on the Board of Directors of Theatre Ontario and was a founding member of their Youth Advisory Committee. In addition, Ray was the Executive Director of a non-profit organization that planned a solar powered rock-concert featuring David Suzuki, Sum 41 and the Barenaked Ladies, and installed millions of dollars worth of solar panels atop Toronto high schools.
Special Skills: Stage Combat Single Sword, Case, Unarmed, Bull Whip, Firearms, Arnis, and Butterfly Knife; Competitive Epee Fencing; Basic Acrobatics; 3 octave singing range (Musical Theatre, Pop/Rock).
I act both on stage and screen in Canada and the UK (Canadian Citizenship and UK VISA). I am also available for voice over acting. Please see my resume for the details of my experience and skills.
Recently graduating from the National Theatre School of Canada, Class of 2020, Ray recently finished playing Ariel a virtual production of The Tempest for our Time by Globetrotting Shakespeare.
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Currently based in:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada