Kathleen has just wrapped her most recent principal role on the feature film Appiness, written and directed by Eli Batalion, set to come out early 2018! This year you may have spotted her in various TV and Web commercials (Incognito, International Delight) or heard her voice on the radio and internet (Air Transat, Ford, Cora Dejeuner). She’s also the voice of the video game Project Cars (Slightly Mad Productions, UK). You can also spot her in Denis Villeneuve’s oscar award winning Arrival
Kathleen Stavert is a Canadian actor based in Montreal. She is active in theatre, film/tv and voice, working in both French and English. 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. When Kathleen was living 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. Back home in Canada, her voice can be heard across Canadian radio airways. She was fortunate to be directed by Denis Villeneuve, along side Amy Adams and Forrest Whitaker, in the Oscar winning film Arrival. She will soon be touring with Talisman Theatre’s Me & You which had a successful run at the M.A.I. last spring.
Other selected credits include two months spent in Austria touring Molière’s L’École Des Femmes with Vienna’s English Theatre, and the lead role of Imogen in Cymbeline (Les Foules, UK). Kathleen undertakes continuous training both on screen and theatre, namely at Les Ateliers Danielle Fichaud, to keep herself ready and fresh. Additional training credits include MXAT in Russia and London’s Globe Theatre.
Kathleen was born in Lennoxville, Qc. and spent the first 7 years of her life in Prince Albert, Sask. From the age of seven onwards she lived in Quebec city attending school in French. She feels very fortunate for the bilingual nature of her upbringing as it has blessed her with many opportunities – creative and otherwise. Kathleen spent 6 formative years in London, UK where she was encouraged to hone her skills namely 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 theatre scene in London widened her horizons to what is possible, and that an artist’s potential is infinite.
Kathleen is a certified yoga teacher (trained in UK and India) and teaches classes, workshops and retreats in Montreal and Europe.