DAVID SEREDA

David Sereda is a Canadian musician, singer, actor, playwright, pianist and composer. Sereda was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta. He graduated from the Playhouse Acting School in Vancouver (1977) under teacher Powys Thomas, then worked in alternative theatre in Edmonton. There he reconnected with Canadian singer/song writer Connie Kaldor, who urged Sereda to focus more on composing music and singing. He released his first album in 1981, Chivalry Lives, which gave Sereda critical acclaim in Canadian newspapers both for the range of music and the openness of the lyrics: "Mark" and "Underage Blues" both speak from a gay male perspective, a rarity at the time. David co-produces the Stray Dog Salons in Toronto, evenings of music, poetry and theatre. He now lives in Port Dalhousie, Ontario, where he works with the theatre company Sheatre, who produced his new musical with Joan Chandler entitled TOM, based on the life and passion of painter Tom Thomson.