Aaron Schroeder is a Canadian-born, Los Angeles based actor, writer and creator. He is an award-winning graduate of NYUs Tisch School of the Arts where he studied at The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute and the Experimental Theatre Wing, and was part of NYU’s International Theatre Workshop in Amsterdam. Aaron most recently created the show The Neddeaus of Duqesne Island for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) which garnered three Canadian Screen Award nominations, including a nomination for his performance as Elmer Neddeau and a win for best director Sam Zvibleman (Creator of Pen15). He also starred as Garrett on the hit Ben Stiller comedy, Next Time on Lonny, was the “Unprepared Best Man” in the critically acclaimed feature Plus One (Audience Award, Tribeca FF), and has appeared on Go90’s Fatal Decision, TruTV’s Adam Ruins Everything, FX’s late night block CAKE and Hulu’s Pen15 among others. Aaron has also worked alongside many renowned artists, including Tony-Award nominee Elizabeth Swados, Tony-Award nominee Alex Timbers, and Tony-nominated and Emmy Award-winning director Moisès Kaufman. Some of his many theatre credits include the critically acclaimed, El Gato con Botas at The New Victory Theatre in New York, Futurity at A.R.T, From the Fire at Judson’s Church and his award winning solo performance work at venues around New York City. 

In addition to his acting and writing work, Aaron is a skilled craftsman with experience in mask making, puppet building, stop-motion animation, music-video direction and large scale art installations. 

Aaron is also a board member of The Lee Strasberg Creative Center and The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute, and a board member of the non-profit Instrument Shop that teaches teens in group homes to build their own instruments.


Aaron has a million ideas at the same time. He calms the chatter by making art. He loves acting because it engenders empathy and because performing is a live process of preparation without premeditation. He came to acting as a kid largely because he wanted to be anyone but himself, and continues to act (and write and create) because it brings him closer to who he truly is. “Being an artist and creating for me is the act of peeling an onion,” he says. Un-ironically, he is affectionately known as Uncle Onion to his niece who at age one, couldn’t pronounce his name. She understood the metaphor immediately.


Aaron is creating lots of stuff. He has a movie in development with Anna Konkle (Pen15), a TV Show in development with CBC, a book of short stories, and a self-produced feature about a man on a toilet.

This doesn’t include the folder of un-produced screenplays that live under his bed waiting to be made. “Let this be my official will and testament” he say; should I die, the bulk of my estate shall be left to my friends for the sole purpose of producing these scripts AS WRITTEN. You are now all witnesses.


Toilet Bowl Confessions is about a man who finds himself trapped in a void, on a toilet, reliving moments from his life. The project is a semi-autobiographical feature film that celebrates the power of storytelling, imagination, childhood queerness, and hopefully the value of forgiveness.


If you’d like, feel free to contact him at me@aaronschroeder.com