Cara Ricketts jumped onto the Toronto scene in Obsidian Theatre’s Born Ready, for which she received great acclamation in all major press, including Now Magazine’s top 10 artists of the year.
Highly sought after, Ms Ricketts continued from hit to hit including: the Canadian Premiere of Stephen Adly Guirgis' The Last Days of Judas Iscariot for Birdland Theatre, Antigone: Insurgency for One Little Goat Theatre, Soulpepper and Theatre Calgary’s A Raisin in the Sun, Martin Crimp’s Cruel and Tender for Canadian Stage under the direction of Atom Egoyan, and Crow’s Theatre’s Eternal Hydra.
Cara was then invited to join the Stratford Festival, one of the most prestigious arts festivals in Canada, with each production under the direction of major theatre makers such as former Festival director Des McAnuff , David Grindley, Marti Maraden and new AD Antoni Cimolino. There she performed substantial roles in Shakespeare's Macbeth with Colm Feore, Julius Caesar, A Winter’s Tale, As you Like it, Twelfth Night and Harold Pinter's The Homecoming opposite Brian Dennehy . Cara’s fourth season culminated in what was considered by the majority of the press to be the most outstanding show of the season, Cymbeline in which she starred.
Recently complementing her fourth season at Stratford, Cara went on to do Canadian Stage’s production of David Mamet’s Race opposite Jason Priestly , a principal part on the new comedy Satisfaction, as well as guest starring on Saving Hope and Murdoch Mysteries. She returned to the stage in the U.S. as Roxanne the classic unknowing love interest to Derrick Lee Weeden’s Cyrano de Bergerac and the dual part of Francine and Lena in the Bruce Norris' hit Clybourne Park. Upcoming projects include: co-starring with Tara Spencer-Nairn in the Bravo short Momsters Playground, Valerie Buhagiar’s feature The Anniversary with Colin Mochrie , and a web series called Whatever Linda soon to be released.