Alysa van Haastert

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Alysa van Haastert
A photograph of a man wearing a dress shirt and blue jeans standing and leaning on a table opposite a blonde woman in a green dress
Alysa van Haastert portrayed Ali in the 2012 tour of Andrew Kooman's She Has a Name. (left to right: Carl Kennedy, van Haastert)
Nationality Canadian
Citizenship Canadian
Occupation Actor
Years active 2010-present
Known for Ali in She Has a Name
Religion Christianity[1]

Alysa van Haastert is a Canadian actor born near Rimbey, Alberta.[1]

Theatre career[edit]

In 2007, van Haastert moved to Rosebud to pursue a career in acting.[2] She participated in the Mentorship Acting Programme at Rosebud School of the Arts,[3] producing and starring in Jeffrey Hatcher's theatrical adaptation of Henry James' The Turn of the Screw as her final project.[4] She acted as Elsa in Rosebud Theatre's 2010 production of Athol Fugard's The Road to Mecca.[5] In 2011, she appeared in Rosebud's production of Gary Kirkham's Queen Milli of Galt,[6] and portrayed Kate Terry in Rosebud's production of A Bright Particular Star.[7] She portrayed Annie in Rosebud's 2012 production of $38,000 for a Friendly Face by Kristen Shepherd.[8] She also acted in Rosebud's production of a theatrical adaptation of George MacDonald's short story "The Giant's Heart".[9] She portrayed Ali in the 2012 tour of Andrew Kooman's She Has a Name.[10] Her portrayal was praised as "strong" and "unexpectedly moving".[11]


  1. ^ a b "Alysa Van Haastert". Burnt Thicket Theatre and Raise Their Voice. Retrieved August 25, 2012. 
  2. ^ Shannon LeClair (May 6, 2011). "Following her dream". Strathmore Times. Retrieved August 25, 2012. 
  3. ^ "2011 Apprentices". Rosebud Theatre. Retrieved August 25, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Head to Rosebud for Turn of the Screw". Calgary Herald. April 21, 2011. Retrieved August 25, 2012. 
  5. ^ Louis Hobson (October 12, 2010). "The Road to Mecca paved with talent". Calgary Sun. Retrieved August 25, 2012. 
  6. ^ Louis Hobson (September 13, 2011). "Charm the crowning glory of play". Calgary Sun. Retrieved August 25, 2012. 
  7. ^ Louis B. Hobson (April 11, 2011). "Star shines bright on Victorian era". Calgary Sun. Retrieved August 25, 2012. 
  8. ^ Ashton Faulkner (March 27, 2012). "$38,000 for a Friendly Face: A Review". The Anchor Weekly. Retrieved August 25, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Rosebud Play Will Steal Your Heart". Rosebud School of the Arts. Retrieved August 25, 2012. 
  10. ^ Stephen Hunt (August 4, 2012). "Fringe Review: She Has a Name". Calgary Herald. Retrieved August 6, 2012. 
  11. ^ Liz Nicholls (September 26, 2012). "Theatre review: Performances outshine writing in vivid activist play". Edmonton Journal. Retrieved October 1, 2012.