Zoé Laverdure is an incoming MA student at the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies. Born in Montreal, she spent her early school years in Saskatchewan, and then moved to Sudbury. She obtained her Bachelor’s in Fine Arts specializing in theatre performance, with a bilingual certificate (French and English) from Laurentian University. She also enjoyed classes in music and Spanish. She was part of Thorneloe University’s mainstages, including: Blood Relations (Actress/Lizzie), The Dead Mess Project (Woman), and Hay Fever(Sorel). She also took part in a month-long collaborative theatre production in Taichung, Taiwan. As part of their English festival, Providence University staged The Conference of the Birds and included Taiwanese students in the ensemble. She has attended and intends to return to the Manitoulin Conservatory for Creation and Performance’s summer workshops in Pochinko clowning which have had a significant influence in her areas of interest: the performer’s preparation and improvisation, mask vs. the self, listening, and rhythm as characterization.
Dead Mess Project - A play that looks at distractions in our lives
Thorneloe tackles the bloody legacy of Lizzie Borden