Lana Kouchnir

Hi! I'm a Toronto-based, Ukraine-born stage performer pivoting into the screen acting industry.

I aim to create a warm, gentle, and nonjudgmental environment in which you can rehearse or self-tape.

I won't offer unsolicited feedback, and am happy to offer direction if requested.

Available to read in English (native speaker), Ukrainian, and French.

Feel free to check out my website ( or bio for a more formal look at my background.

Instagram: @lanakouchnir
I'm open to advance bookings arranged via an Instagram DM.

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Lana Kouchnir is an award-winning Ukraine-born, Toronto-based emerging writer and performer. Her writings and performances center queer Ukrainian folklore and are driven by a transdisciplinary approach to storytelling. Lana graduated from the 2015-2016 Transdisciplinary Arts Residency at the Watah Theatre; she was a recipient of the Watah Theatre's Outstanding Performance Award for her workshop presentation of Vovk, a monodrama created under the mentorship and dramaturgy of d'bi. young anitafrika. Lana has performed her genre-bending a cappella song-poetry performances for over six years. She was selected as a 2015-2016 City of Ottawa 'Youth in Culture' Youth Advisory Committee member and her hybrid photo-poetry essay was selected for the 2019 Diaspora Dialogues National Short Form Mentorship Program. Lana was awarded a Canada Council for the Arts grant to write and produce a short lyrical poem video based on her poem, Odesa Caviar. She is currently undergoing a virtual 6-month film production mentorship program with Concordia University Television. Lana was recently awarded a creative project commission to design and facilitate arts programming for the 2021 Drake Arts in Health Program at Mount Sinai Hospital.


10 Reader Reviews

" Great cold reader, and is very patient and nice. She has a perfect American accent in case you are wondering "
" Awesome, so supportive and patient. Thank you! "
" Luna was awesome and super patient "
" Great to read with!! "
" Lana's great, lovely reader "
" Sorry Lana, my computer suddenly went black and I lost power. But you were really great and generous with your reading. Mahalo! "
" Lana was super sweet and patient! She gives you the space to do your thing but is also there for you if you need guidance. I really appreciated the help! "
" Not only is she so talented - she's also kind, giving and willing to work with you to get the real underpinnings of the scene! Waste no time, book Lana! "
" A warm, lovely, generous reader and human! Thank you, Lana! "
" Lana provides a calm and supportive environment and gives you time to really get into the scene. Thanks for the help! "

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