Jani Lauzon

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Jani Lauzon is a multidisciplinary artist of Métis/French/Finnish ancestry. She is a 9 time Dora Mavor Moore nominated actor/director/writer, a three time Juno nominated singer/songwriter, an award winning screen actress, a Gemini Award winning puppeteer and a Toronto Theatre Critics award winning director. She recently received the ACTRA Toronto Award of Excellence celebrating both her body of work and her commitment to advocacy for inclusion and the John Hirsch Director’s Award (OAC). Directing credits include: The Monument (Factory Theatre), 1939 (Stratford Festival), Where the Blood Mixes and Almighty Voice and his Wife (Soulpepper), Rope (Shaw Festival), I Call myself Princess (Globe Theatre), An Irresistible Urge to do something Inadvisable (NTS Graduating class) and Alien Creature (TPM). Upcoming: Prophecy Fog, her solo show will have a Toronto run in the late fall. Watch for news! She is very proud of her daughter Tara Sky who is in her 3rd season at the Stratford Festival.