Yoshié Bancroft is an actor and theatre creator based in Vancouver, BC. Recent theatre credits include Home Is A Beautiful Word (Sum Theatre/Persephone), SHIT (Firehall Arts Centre), The Double Axe Murders* (Rusticate Theatre/Presentation House), JAPANESE PROBLEM** (Universal Limited), Lizzie in Pride & Prejudice (Chemainus), Flare Path (Slamming Door Collective), The Air Loom (you & i Theatre), Evie/Cat*** in Ithaka (dream of passions / Excavation Theatre), Pride & Prejudice (Arts Club), Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Home Is A Beautiful Word (Belfry), Tour (Universal Ltd.)-- a show she co-created with support from The Electric Company for Hive 3,and later took to Summerworks. Select film and TV credits include Emily Owens M.D., The Flash, Bates Motel, Supernatural, and Pancake Breakfast (SXSW). Next: remounting Home Is A Beautiful Word (Sum Theatre/Persephone Theatre).
Yoshié is drawn to stories that inspire us to challenge our own thinking and that reflect an inclusive and diverse perspective. She is currently touring JAPANESE PROBLEM, a show about the Japanese Canadian Incarceration during WWII, which premiered site specifically in September 2017 at Hastings Park, with support from the Nikkei Nation Museum, National Association of Japanese Canadians, BC Arts Council and Canada Council. japaneseproblem.ca
*Jessie Award Nomination for Best Actress in Small Theatre
**Jessie Award Nomination for Significant Artistic Achievement & Critic's Choice Innovation Award
***Jessie Award for Best Supporting Actress in Small Theatre