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Ep55 – Astrid Van Wieren

This Dora award-winning Canadian actress made her Broadway debut in Come From Away in 2017, and has now performed her role of Beulah over 1000 times. She is also currently starring in a new Canadian film The River You Step In.

In this episode, we discuss Astrid’s childhood in London, Ontario, being the youngest of 4 and making her way into performing to help satiate a need for attention. She uprooted her life to leave Canada and move to the US to join the La Jolla Playhouse production of Come From Away, eventually relocating to New York City where she says the show has changed her life.

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Ep55 – Astrid Van Wieren