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 (LanaArtist.com) or bio for a more formal look at my background.
I'm open to advance bookings arranged via an Instagram DM.
Please note that Venmo isn't available in Canada.
Etransfer (for Canada-based actors) and PayPal only please.
Please include in your meeting request a brief description of the scene's themes and --if necessary-- a content warning.
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.