Mandy May has been honored by the New York Improvised Film and Theatre Festival with an award for International Achievement in Improvised Film for her work on two improvised shorts and an improvised web series in New York. She also received an ACT-CO Adjudicator's Award Nomination for her work with Scarborough Players for her Comedic Performance as Sandy in the Norm Foster play Bedtime Stories.
Mandy May trained in comedy at the infamous Second City Training Centre in Toronto, Canada - home to such comedy legends as Mike Myers, John Candy, Andrea Martin, and Dan Akroyd. Mandy went on to train in New York at the Upright Citizen's Brigade which was founded by Amy Poehler and is the current hot bed for comedic writers and actors in New York. She further studied with John Charles Murphey who was trained and mentored by Michael Checkhov at the HB Studios in New York, and was herself mentored by Michael Bowen-Horn son of Roger Bowen one of the originators of the Second City in Chicago.