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Lisa Durupt

“As long as I can remember, I have always been coaching or teaching. I love it!”

Lisa Durupt is an established Film & Television Actor actively working in the Film Industry and has been a Tri-Cities resident since 2010. Lisa has a degree in Theatre & Drama from the University of Winnipeg and a diploma in Musical Theatre from the Canadian College of Performing Arts.

Past Work

In 2006, Canadian comedy legend, Mark McKinney (‘Superstore’ & ‘Kids In the Hall’) cast her in the hit dark comedy series ‘Less Than Kind’, earning Lisa a Gemini nomination, as well as multiple Leo nominations, for her role as ‘Shandra’, the lovable villain. Since then she has gone on to work alongside some of Hollywood’s best: James Caan (The Godfather), Chrissy Metz (This Is Us), Stanley Tucci (The Devil Wears Prada) Lizzy Caplan (Masters of Sex) Danny Trejo (Machete Man), Topher Grace (That 70’s Show), Molly Ringwald (Riverdale & Pretty in Pink) and many, many more. She has over 60 Film and Television credits for major studios and networks such as FOX SEARCHLIGHT, UNIVERSAL, NICKELODEON, SONY, MIRMAX, HALLMARK, LIFETIME, The CW, ABC and more.

Durupt is currently guest-starring on the twelfth season of CBC’s ‘Heartland’ and recently guest-starred on Hallmark’s newest Murder Mystery Series; ‘The Chronicle Mysteries’ (starring Alison Sweeney). Already in 2019, she has co-starred in 2 feature films; the faith-based drama ‘Breakthrough’ (FOX 2000); & the second installment of the comedy franchise ‘Benchwarmers’ (UNIVERSAL).

“As long as I can remember, I have always been coaching or teaching. I love it! Musical Theatre, Hockey, Ice Skating, Fitness classes, you name it. I adore my Tri-Cities community and I am so excited to provide a supportive space that will help others find their creative voice!”

Instructors

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Stacie Harrison

A graduate of the BFA program at the University of Calgary, Stacie was the founder and Artistic Director of Shakespeare in the Valley in Cochrane, Alberta and is a director, actor, producer who recently moved to the lower mainland to work in B.C.’s Film & Television Industry. She is a highly respected acting instructor with over 20 years experience and she is the co-founder of Any Road Productions.

Stacie’s Film & Television credits include ‘Damnation’ (USA Network), ‘Wynonna Earp’ (Syfy), ‘Heartland’ (CBC/NETFLIX) and this year’s breakout show ‘Jann’ (CTV). Some of her favorite credits include the 2019 Telus Original ‘Resolution’, as well as ‘Faultline’, ‘Who Is Riley Oakes’, ‘The Great Fear’, ‘Dryland’ and ‘My Misspent Youth’ (w/ award-winning filmmaker, Cam Christiansen/Anlanda).

With an extensive directing & assistant directing resume, Stacie has done countless productions with well-known theatre companies like Vertigo Theatre, Lunchbox Theatre, New West Theatre, Theatre Calgary, FUSE TC, Shakespeare Company, Rogues Theatre, Dark Forest Theatre, and Seraph Theatre.

Select theatre credits include ‘A Beautiful New City’ (Rogues Theatre), ‘A Beautiful View’ (Sage Theatre), ‘A Beautiful Average’ (Uproar /Downstage), ‘Dying City’ (Pangloss Productions), ‘The Frozen Limit’ (theatreBOOM), ‘Marion Bridge’ (UBC), ‘Brooklyn Says It’s An Onion’ (UBC), ‘Email Diaries’, (Solocentric/OYR), ‘Dangerous Corner’ (Seraph Theatre).

The Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers recently awarded Stacie the first ‘Inaugural Stinger Award’ for Best Actress for ‘Faultline’.