Kathleen Stavert has just wrapped three months of filming on the new TV series Le Temps des Framboises written by Florence Longpré (M’entends-Tu?) & Suzie Bouchard, directed by Oscar nominated director Philippe Falardeau (My Salinger Year, The Good Lie, Monsieur Lazhar). You can catch her in all the episodes in the spring 2022 on Club Illico. This year you may have seen her on Toute La Vie (ici tou.tv) and Une Autre Histoire (ici tou.tv). You would also recognize her face and voice on TV and radio ads that have aired throughout the year. Yes! She’s the cranberry juice girl!
Kathleen 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 recent years she has appeared on CBC Gem, and 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 such as the Oscar nominated film Arrival (Denis Villeneuve). She is a familiar voice in radio advertisements and videogames. 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 and was flown to LA and caught the attention of casting directors and management there. Selected theatre credits include Imago Theatre’s production of Other People’s Children (Imago Theatre, Centaur Theatre) directed by Micheline Chevrier and written by Hanna Moscovitch. 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 played the role of Imogen in Cymbeline (Les Foules, UK). Alongside acting, Kathleen is Program Director for Artista, a free theatre mentorship for young women.
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 is host of the HerStory podcast and is a certified yoga teacher (trained in the UK, India, and Canada) and has taught classes, workshops and retreats in Montreal and Europe and Africa.