Acting grad winning attention for Shaw turn

Now in her fifth season with the Shaw Festival theatre company, UWindsor acting grad Ijeoma Emesowum (BFA 2008) is winning praise as one of a group of young women at the heart of this year’s program.

Globe and Mail drama critic Robert Everett-Green included her in an article shining a spotlight on the festival’s New Woman—strong, complex young female characters.

Emesowum plays Sarah Undershaft in George Bernard Shaw’s Major Barbara, a play that she says has “new resonance” every time she watches television news. Everett-Green heads his profiles of her “The Thinker,” calling her an actor who “thinks we should all demand much more from theatre than mere entertainment.”

Read the entire Globe and Mail piece, “Meet five in the Shaw’s spotlight: They are more than ingénues.”

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