Introducing: Amrit Mandair

We had a successful weekend at the Vancouver Fringe Festival and are looking forward to our closing weekend, which lays ahead. Only 3 days left (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) to see the production these students have put on – “Growing Voices” was written and performed by them entirely.

To get you excited for this weekend, we’d like to introduce another camper, Amrit Mandair. Amrit has been blessed with a comedic flare and we’ve seen him push himself throughout the summer to refine this gift. It has been such a joy to work with him and we sure do appreciate all the laughs.



Tell us about your theatre background.
I started acting last year at my school and now I’m in Green Room Theatre Camp.

What has been your favorite part about Green Room Theatre Camp and the devised piece you’ve created?
I really liked meeting new people at Green Room and in the play I really like my Compton scene. It was fun to write and is a lot of fun to perform.

What excites you most about performing at the Vancouver Fringe Festival?
I feel like a baller when I tell people I’m going to be performing anything, and now being able to say that I’m at the Fringe Festival is pretty big for me, personally.

What do you hope audiences take away from the devised piece you’re creating?
I hope it reminds people of what growing up is like and that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover.


When you’re not doing theatre, what do you spend your time on? 
I listen a lot of music watch tons of movies and play videogames. I also like to chill with my boyz.

What do you hope to do after high school?
I never really gave it much thought and I really got no idea at all.

If you were an animal, what animal would you be and why?
A penguin because I’m told sometimes I walk like a penguin and I sometimes I also feel like a bird without wings.

 Who is your hero?
Robert Downey Jr. I have a lot of respect for him and the way he turned his life around. He’s also really funny and my inspiration to start acting.

What is your favorite movie?
I like a lot of movies but Kiss Kiss Bang Bang really speaks to me

If you could go on a road trip with anyone, dead or alive, who would you go with and where would you travel to?
Robert Downey Jr. and we’d go to Las Vegas.

If you had to grow up in a different era, which would you choose?
I’d probably want to go to the future since I don’t know what’s going to happen and hopefully a lot of today’s problems are solved, like racism.

What excites you, and what terrifies you, about growing up?
I’m excited to try new things that I couldn’t do as a kid. I’m scared of growing up in general though – I really like where I am in life and I don’t really want it to change.

If you had to pick an alias name, what would it be?
Armani Manswag, Punjab Playboy. Either one works.

What is something people may not know about you?
I have a fascination with Compton but I don’t really know anything about it.