John Boylan Bio

A well known Canadian teacher, acting coach, mentor and actor, John Boylan is founder and Director of Toronto’s Centre for the Arts. A graduate actor of The National Theatre School of Canada, recent film and television credits include Day 40, Bill & Sons, Beauty and the Beast, and Killing Time.

John is a 2014 recipient of an Ontario Arts Council National and International Residency grant.

In addition to his ongoing classes at Centre for the Arts, John teaches at Ryerson University Theatre School and was a guest tutor at the Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, London.  He  taught at George Brown Theatre School and delivered a Master Class to members of the acting company at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival. He has taught at New York University: Graduate Film School Tisch School of the Arts; Guthrie Theatre/University of Minnesota; Queen Margaret College, Edinburgh; The Actors Centre, London, and in Zimbabwe for FIA (International Actor’s Federation).

He created the film and television acting program at The Gaiety School of Acting, Dublin as well as designing and delivering workshops in the Vancouver, St. John’s and Halifax CBC studios for ACTRAWORKS.

Additionally, he has taught at York University graduate and under-graduate theatre departments;  the National Screen Institute, Winnipeg; Humber College; Workshops in the Performing Arts, Vancouver; Moving Images Group, Halifax; and Queen’s University.

He taught the first ever on-camera class at The Yale School of Drama.