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.
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 NETFLIX, HULU, SHUDDER, FOX SEARCHLIGHT, UNIVERSAL, NICKELODEON, SONY, MIRAMAX, HALLMARK, LIFETIME, The CW, ABC, and more.
Be sure to check her out in the upcoming season of ‘Creepshow’ on Shutter, in Netflix’s ‘Love, Guaranteed’, as well as Hulu’s newest show ‘Port Lawrence 93’! She currently stars alongside Alison Sweeney as Andrea Todd in Hallmark Channel’s ‘The Hannah Swensen Mysteries’.
“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!”
YOUTH DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR & COACH
Jennifer Rose Garcia
Jennifer Rose Garcia is an actress and singer known for her commitment, energy, and unapologetic enthusiasm for the arts. Jennifer completed her Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education and went on to teach drama to kids of all ages in the lower mainland. She recently left the public school system to teach young actors onset and is currently teaching on DISNEY’s PETER & WENDY. As an actor, you can catch her in the release of two new series: RESIDENT ALIEN on SYFY and FAMILY LAW on GLOBAL.
Lane spent the first part of his adult life working as a Youth Worker with inner-city youth both in Calgary and Vancouver. After a move to New York City, however, he was bitten by the acting bug and found his way back to Vancouver where he began training with Bruce Clayton, Andrew McllRoy, and More. Getting a relatively late start in his acting career made for an uphill battle. Lane’s focus and determination helped land him roles in recognizable projects such as Arrow, The Killing, Falling Skies, Supernatural, and Motive early on to name a few. He can also be seen opposite Sam Worthington in an adaptation of William P. Young’s novel The Shack is very proud to have been directed by Robert Redford in The Company We Keep. He can currently be seen as Sheriff Duncan in Virgin River and as Paul Sowerberry in the hit show Riverdale. His favorite and most challenging role to date was the role of Eric in the independent feature Everything and Everyone which screened at various film festivals around North America.
Jenessa is a graduate of Trinity Western University’s Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre program. She is an actor, singer and writer who has recently taken on the role of Casting director for Cassiar Film Co. and is branching out into producing in the world of independent film.
Besides various commercials you may have seen her in, select theatre credits include Trish Baker (Bistro 86), Brigid in the Humans (WRPC), Clarissa in Spiders Web (RCTC), Claire Ganz in Rumors (Beachhouse Theatre), Woman in the Chair in Drowsy Chaperone and Viola in Twelfth Night (SAMC).
When not working you can find Jenessa traveling, snowboarding, blasting Taylor Swift songs, or sipping on a latte. You can follow her adventures on Instagram @jenessagalbraith, or check out her YouTube channel JennyGal.
Lauren McGibbon is an actor, improviser, and instructor based in Vancouver. She was a member of the MainStage Ensemble at Vancouver TheatreSports Improv Centre for twelve years starting in 2009. During her time at the company, she performed weekly at the Improv Centre Theatre’s home venue on Granville Island doing five improv comedy shows a week. Through the company, she also traveled the globe performing at Festivals including Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Toronto, and London, UK. Theatresports also partnered with Princess Cruise Lines to provide entertainment to guests on trips from Alaska to the Caribbean. Lauren was also an Instructor at the company’s school Improv Comedy Institute for Five Years. As a writer she created several showcase formats including “O! Canada!” which was one of the company’s most successful summer shows. Through stand-up comedy, Lauren has appeared at Just For Laughs Northwest and the Yuk Yuk’s funniest comic competition. As an actor, her film and television credits include NBC’s Trial & Error, Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events and most recently she starred in the Netflix family series Scaredy Cats as the villainous witch Wilma Winkle.
Originally from Alberta, Ashley received a diploma in Theatre, as well as a Degree in Film Acting from Red Deer College. Shortly after, she made the move to the beautiful city of Vancouver and never looked back. ‘Supernatural’, ‘Mystery 101’, ‘Sign, Sealed Delivered’, and ‘Identity Theft of a Cheerleader’ are just a few of the projects you can find her in.
Ashley is also a producer who wrote and starred in ‘Becoming Sophie’, her very first short film which went on to do very well on the festival circuit.
Being a massive fan of baking & cooking, Ashley has her own YouTube channel where she makes delicious gluten-free, vegan recipes!! She also shares much-needed tips and tricks on eating (and living) a more eco-friendly low-waste life.
With leading roles and guest stars in shows such as ‘Maid’, ‘The 100’, ‘Arrow’, ‘Loudermilk’, ‘Beyond’, ‘Get Shorty’ & ‘The Twilight Zone’, Toby moved all the way from Australia to take on the CDN & US film industry and has spent the last 7 years working nonstop. In addition to playing in front of the camera, he has been fortunate to work hand in hand with casting, being in the room for thousands of auditions. His approach to both scene study and audition technique is pragmatic and industry-focused – how to stand out in a sea of actors – to forge a career as a respected working professional.