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Director / Acting Coach / Photographer / Actor


Angela Besharah is an award-winning director, actor and producer. With You Always, is in festival submissions while her previous short film, Rive, recently won Best Foreign Drama in Atlanta, received an Award of Merit in Los Angeles and had it's Canadian premiere at the Art Gallery of Ontario.  Her first short, Now & Then, was featured in The New York Times 

In Theatre, she's directed 11 plays (7 original works) to rave reviews, broken box office records, sold out and extended runs. She's also directed documentary shorts for TVO’s Get Invovled!, and assisted with the direction on the feature Fondi ‘91.

... a subtle stroke of genius.
— Sailor's Song, Mooney on Theatre
This is the kind of show you walk away from and marvel at the sheer talent in the indie theatre scene in Toronto.
— Echoes, Mooney on Theatre
The Bear floored me. I’m not sure I ever stopped laughing. Consider my appreciation for Chekhov renewed!
— The Bear, Mooney on Theatre
.. director Angela Besharah has drawn searingly intense, committed performances from [her actors].. their performances are so painfully real and so vividly disturbing..
— Echoes, Christopher Hoile, Stage Door
You can’t help feeling like you are seeing the future of theatre.
— The Keeper's Secret, Eye Magazine


Angela’s worked on over 40 union productions for film, television, theatre and voice. Earlier this year, she opened up The Lighthouse Acting Studio, teaching On-Camera and Scene Study classes. She also coaches actors privately through Inside Light Studio and works as photographer/videographer for production stills, headshots, interviews and audition tapes.

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Private Coaching & Audition Tapes


On-Camera & Scene Study Classes


Production Stills




Press > 'Come From Away' Cast Member Jack Noseworthy Gives His American Take On Toronto ~ "My go-to Toronto acting teacher and coach is Angela Besharah at The Lighthouse Acting Studio. She really is Toronto’s best-kept secret!

Press > Angela in Alignment ~ After such an intimate and FUN! experience, I was hooked on Ange and her directorial style.