Kathleen Stavert is a bilingual actor based in Montreal. She is active in theatre, film/tv and voice. Kathleen holds an M.A. in Classical Acting from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London, UK as well as B.F.A. Specialization in Theatre Performance from Concordia University. In London she won the UK Monologue Slam L.A. edition for her performance in a self-penned monologue entitled The Fernsdale Wyoming Spelling Bee Competition. Other selected credits include Imago Theatre’s production of Other People’s Children (Hanna Moscovitch) at the Centaur Theatre. Clean Slate directed by Leslie Baker (Talisman Theatre), Me & You (Talisman Theatre). In Europe she completed the Austrian tour of Molière’s L’École Des Femmes (Vienna’s English Theatre), and the role of Imogen in Cymbeline (Les Foules, UK). She is a familiar voice in radio advertisements and videogames. She has featured on TV shows such as Fatal Vows (CMJ) and Broken Trust (Investigation Discovery channel) and numerous TV ads, as well as short and feature films (Including the Oscar nominated film Arrival).
She feels very fortunate for the bilingual nature of her upbringing (having grown up in Quebec city) as it has blessed her with many opportunities – creative and otherwise. Kathleen spent 6 formative years in London, UK where she worked profusely with Elizabethan text, Chekhov, early Stanislavski and other dramatic practices. She was lucky to study with many top theatre makers in fields such as Meisner, Butoh, Laban, Feldenkreis, clowning, etc. Being immersed in and a witness of the international theatre practices has widened her horizons to what is possible, and that an artist’s potential is infinite.
Kathleen hosts the HerStory podcast and is a certified yoga teacher (trained in the UK, India, and Canada) and teaches classes, workshops and retreats in Montreal and Europe. Find her teaching schedule at Naada Yoga