Kathi Langston, OYPTS’s Artistic Director is a member of the Canadian Actors’ Equity Association. Actor, director, drama teacher and coach, Kathi Langston has studied and performed dance and drama in Calgary, Vancouver, Montreal and Ottawa. She studied theatre at the University of Ottawa and has produced, directed and acted in many Ottawa plays. She played Dorothea in Lee Blessing’s Eleemosynary directed by Janet Irwin for Ottawa Lunch Box Theatre’s premier performance. Kathi was the French Fry Lady in CanPlay’s production of Talking With, directed by Janet Irwin and the Gramma in Sandbox; Chamber Theatre’s Albee, Pinter, Parker and Ball; the concierge in the premier of David Hersh’s “I” at The Gladstone; Rita in Seven Thirty’s production of …Dr.Fell at the Gladstone, and Mabel in Mabel’s Last Performance at The 2012 Ottawa Fringe. With the support of an Ontario Arts Council grant, she worked with Street/At Risk youth. She believes that theatre is magic and is part of what it means to be human. She is a recipient of the Ontario Provincial Leading Women, Building Communities Award, a nominee for The Y’s Women of Distinction, recipient of The Ottawa Fringe 2012 Performer’s Spirit Award, nominee for the Les prix Rideau 2012 outstanding female performance award, and a recipient of The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal.
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