Neta J. Rose (they / them) is a actor and multidisciplinary, and a proud queer, non-binary, Ashkenazi-Jewish tomboy femme redhead nerd, 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.
The child of two theatre artists and grandchild of the late great drama critic Nathan Cohen, Neta comes by a love of theatre honestly. 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. At age 21 Neta moved to 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 launched their career as a professional Toronto-based theatre artist.
Neta's theatre credits include: Henry G20 (Luminato),The Omnibus Bill (TACTICS), The Bonds of Interest (Odyssey), The Penelopiad (Hart House), We The Men (Soulo), Midsummer Night's Dream and Twelfth Night (Foxtail - UK) - and they will return to the Toronto stage in 2022 as Professor Preobazhensky in Nowadays Theatre's new adaptation of Heart of a Dog (Next Stage).
You might have also recently spotted them on-screen eating endless mozza sticks for Boston Pizza during Raptors' games.
The epic scale of Shakespeare's Henry V meets the real streets of downtown Toronto during the G20 protests, in this new Canadian theatrical experience, written by Christine Brubaker and Constantine X. Anastaskis, produced by Henry G20 Group and co-commissioned and produced in association with Luminato Festival Toronto and The Bentway Conservancy.
(Image of Khadijah Roberts-Abdullah as Henry by Debbie Deer.)
Collections of words, lyrics, and stories. New poetry readings released every Sunday evening on Instagram.
Full-colour studies of gorgeous colourful humans
Custom work by commission, from illustrative text to formal portraiture, to boudoir
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!
Life drawing studies in pencil, appreciating the beauty of the human form