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Courtney Lancaster

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Courtney Ch'ng Lancaster

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Courtney Ch'ng Lancaster is a theatre maker from Antigonish, Nova Scotia. She is a co-founder and artistic leader of the Toronto-based collective The Howland Company, external link, was most recently the Assistant Artistic Director at Tarragon Theatre in Toronto, and is former resident artist with Soulpepper Theatre. She has directed radio play versions of Three Women of Swatow7 StoriesShape of a Girl and Democracy (Expect Theatre/Tarragon) and her live theatre direction includes The Wolves (Howland/Crows), Cannibal (Scrap Paper/Next Stage), 52 Pick-Up (Howland), Gray (Inamorata) and Three Women of Swatow (Tarragon – delayed due to Covid-19). She has performed leading roles with the Shaw Festival, Soulpepper Theatre, Public Recordings, Canadian Stage, Citadel Theatre, Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre, Cahoots Theatre, Native Earth, Tarragon Theatre, and beyond. 

Courtney is a former Director's Lab Facilitator with the Paprika Festival and is a current instructor with Sheridan College. She is a graduate of the UBC BFA Theatre program, the Banff Citadel Theatre Program and the Soulpepper Academy. Upcoming work includes a co-production of the devised piece The Home Project in the fall of 2021 (The Howland Company in co-production with Native Earth and Soulpepper), and additional projects at Sheridan College, York University and Tarragon Theatre.