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Tweed, Terry

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Terry Tweed

Veteran Ontario-based actor and director with more than thirty years experience. She has appeared on television, film, radio, and in most of the major theatres across Canada

She has an honours B.A. from the University of Toronto, and is currently adjuct professor at the University of Ottawa.

Terry Tweed has performed in many notably Canadian productions, including the premiere of David Fennario's Balconville and Theatre Passe Muraille's 1837: The Farmers Revolt (1974). More recently (February, 2000) she appeared in the Great Canadian Theatre Company production of Kimberley Orton's An Act of Ruth, and in GCTC's production of John Murrell's Faraway Nearby (February, 2001). In May 2001, she also played in the National Arts Centre production of All's Well That Ends Well.

Her directing credits include Salt-Water Moon, and Albertine, en cinq temps/Albertine in Five Times, a bilingual production for Théâtre du Trillium.

She has co-written two plays: Various Persons Named Kevin O'Brien, and On My Own Two Feet, both professionally produced.

She served on the Council of Canadian Actors' Equity Association for 18 years, including as President.

Her performances are marked by an intense but contained emotionalism; a sense that at any moment the character she is portraying may explode.

Profile by Gaetan Charlebois and Anne Nothof. Additional information provided by Alvina Ruprecht.

Last updated 2011-08-31