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Neta j. rose

Portrait of Neta Rose, a white non-binary person with very short silver hair, blue eyes and freckles, looking directly at the camera

Neta J. Rose (they / them) is a actor and multidisciplinary artist, and a proud queer, non-binary, Ashkenazi-Jewish tomboy, born and raised in Tkaronto - “Where the trees are standing in the water” - the traditional and ongoing territory of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee, Seneca, Petun, Wendat, and the Mississaugas of the Credit River, part of the Dish with One Spoon wampum-belt covenant.

Neta began acting at a young age, and was immersed in arts-based training. They attended the prestigious Claude Watson Arts Program at Earl Haig Secondary School where they majored in drama, and then - never content to be pigeon-holed - they moved to Halifax to study history and art history at Dalhousie University and the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design. Neta spent part of their early professional life in Scotland, where they were the founding acting teacher of the Create! Youth Theatre Program, which is still training young artists in the Scottish highlands, over a decade later. 
Upon returning to Canada, Neta trained at University of Toronto’s Centre for Drama, Theatre, and Performance Studies, and has been a fixture of the Toronto theatre scene ever since.

Neta's theatre credits include Henry G20 (Luminato), The Omnibus Bill (TACTICS), The Bonds of Interest (Odyssey), The Penelopiad (Hart House), Midsummer Night's Dream and Twelfth Night (Foxtail - UK), Heart of a Dog (Next Stage), The Garden of Alla (Minmar Gaslight), and 1184 (Phoenix Arts Theatre). Film/TV includes Save the Date, You Deserve It!, What's Wrong With You, and Violence.

Their writing has been published in Salty and in the Pandemic Poetry chapbook by Buddies in Bad Times.

In addition to being well-known as an actor, Neta is a prolific visual artist and poet.

AW Collection


Portrait of Neta Rose on a pink background. Neta is a white non-binary person with very short silver hair and blue eyes. They are wearing dark purple lipstick and a sheer dark-blue shirt, and smirking at the camera
Portrait of Neta Rose on a blue background. Neta is a white non-binary person with very short silver hair and blue eyes. They are wearing a grey wool coat with the collar turned up and are smirking at the camera.

Credits, photos, and upcoming projects

Pencil sketch by Neta Rose of a nude figure with shaved head, reclining, on a newsprint background

Collections of words, lyrics, and stories. 

Life drawing studies in pencil, appreciating the beauty of the human form

Pencil sketch by Neta Rose of Chella Man, a trans masc mixed race person, holding a syringe

Full-colour studies of colourful humans

Watercolour portrait by Neta Rose of Big Mike, a drag king in a lab coat and red bowtie
Watercolour painting of a slim Black femme with a large afro, wearing a magenta robe, on a floral background

Custom work by commission, from illustrative text to formal portraiture, to boudoir

watercolour painting by Neta Rose of a nude fat person with long curly dark hair, reclining, with red floral background

Original ongoing series of gender-euphoric pin-ups. Celebrating non-binary humans of all body-types, races, and gender-expressions - fat, scars, bones, body-hair and all

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