(ACTRA / CAEA / UDA)
For 15 years now, this bilingual artist has worked as an actor, director, voice over artist, TV personality, acting coach, host and writer. Known for her enthusiasm and leadership, Laura has established herself as a force on the local and national arts scenes. Collaboration, love, joie de vivre and courage are at the heart of her artistic practice.
As an artist, this is what excites her most: discovering uncharted territory in the company of open-minded, talented and hardworking artists. She is passionate about exploring the intersection of cultures, generations, languages and disciplines, as well methods of communication between artists from vastly different professional and cultural contexts.
She’s acted in over 30 professional productions, as well as in her own creations. In 2009, she discovered her passion for directing. She has since been at the helm of a dozen projects, the most recent being 1818, a play in Métchif Français by Réal Cenereni and Que faire d’Albert?/What to do with Albert? by Danielle Séguin-Tétreault, a bilingual partnership between Théâtre Cercle Molière and Prairie Theatre Exchange. Laura also dabbles in writing and translation. Most recently, she was a member of a cross-Canada team of ten writers on a multilingual mega-project, Gabriel Dumont’s Wild West Show, a co-production between Théâtre français du Centre national des Arts (Ottawa), Nouveau Théâtre Expérimental (Montréal), Théâtre Cercle Molière (Winnipeg) and La Troupe du Jour (Saskatoon) in collaboration with Centre du Théâtre d’Aujourd’hui (Montréal).
In 2010, she discovered the wonders of Theatre for the Very Young while participating in intensive workshops in France, Belgium and Québec. Shortly after, she founded Théâtre p’tits bouts d’choux, a company which creates interdisciplinary theatrical presentations that aim to engage and enthrall tiny human beings from one to five years old. Laura is also a member of the Plé Collective, a group of female artists who create theatre for young audiences. At the moment, they are creating a trilingual play (English, French and American Sign Language) with the support of Manitoba Theatre for Young People (MTYP),Young People’s Theatre (Toronto), The Canada Council for the Arts and the Manitoba Arts Council.
When not at the theatre, Laura works in television. She currently represents Western and Northern Canada on ICI Radio-Canada TV’s talk show/game show called 100% local, where four representatives from across Canada try to prove their region is the best through unpredictable pitches and crazy games. She also had the privilege of hosting over 130 episodes of Viens voir ici! (TVA), a travel and culture show that showcased the richness and diversity of French Canada outside Québec.
She still finds time to lead theatre workshops in Manitoba schools every year with Canadian Parents for French.
For more information, please see Laura’s C.V.
Laura is a Certified Professional Success Coach as well! Please visit www.coaching.lauralussier.com for details.
Favorite projects :
Acting: La Chasse aux étoiles (Théâtre p’tits bouts d’choux), Théâtre sans animaux, Boeing Boeing, Il était une deuxième fois, Le mariage forcé (Le Cercle Molière); Les Disparus (Théâtre Vice-Versa Theatre); Gone with the Wind, The Tempest, A Christmas Carol (Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre); Company (Dry Cold Productions); The Mirror, The Triumph of Love (Foolish Wit Inc.); Ivanov, Einstein’s Gift (Winnipeg Jewish Theatre)
Flim & TV: Viens voir ici! (Productions Rivard/TVA); La Magna Carta (The Canadian Museum for Human Rights); Héliosols (Productions J’te Witch) Todd and the Book of Pure Evil (Space/MuchMusic/Comedy); Histoire en direct – MbTV – History in Prime Time, Cité Québec : Le berceau du bilinguisme au Canada (USB/CPF/Foolish Wit Inc.)
Directing: Et que ça saute!, Plus (+) que toi (Le Cercle Molière); La Chasse aux étoiles (Théâtre p’tits bouts d’choux); L’Hypocrite de Michael Gauthier (Le Théâtre du Grand Cercle du Cercle Molière); Théâtre dans le cimetière, Le jeu le hasard et love, Connexion en cours, Conflits à la Rivière Rouge (Les Chiens de soleil); La vie est belle au Manitoba! (Parcs Canada)
Voice over and dubbing: Kinikinik (Strongfront.TV); Better Together! (PIPSC); Know Tobacco No Disease, Portez votre casque (Government of Manitoba); Moon City – App (Frima Studios); On tourne Manitoba! (PSA for On Screen Manitoba et Manitoba Film & Music); Our Winnipeg (CUPE); Blessés. Sérieusement. (PSA for Manitoba Public Insurance); La compassion (Skyworks)