Janelle Cooper |
2015-16 English Theatre Ensemble

Janelle Cooper

Calgary, AB Canada

Janelle Cooper is an Actor, Director, Producer, Writer, and the Artistic Director of Ellipsis Tree Collective - an Afrocentric performance society dedicated to the professional development and production of creative work by visible minority artists. She is a specialist in Performance Creation, with a passion for exploring the Black experience and African oral traditions through her work. She is a 2015 recipient of The Making Black History award. Select credits include: The World Premiere of John Ware Reimagined, The Canadian Premiere of Ruined, The Adventures of a Black Girl in Search of God, The Real McCoy, Harvest of Moon’s Belly, A Djembe Love Story, Weave: Episodes 1 & 2, Superwomen, The Vagina Monologues and Under The Nut Tree (Ellipsis Tree Collective); Charlotte's Web, Penelopiad and Toad of Toad Hall (Alberta Theatre Projects); Speed Dating for Sperm Donors (Lunchbox Theatre), Doubt (Radio Nights); Curvalicious and The Venus of Basin Street (Urban Curvz Theatre). Principal film credits include Kaitlin Mays in Snow 2: Brain Freeze (ABC/Disney); Louise “Loo” Hector in High Noon (Lifetime); and Gert in The Right Kind of Wrong (Serendipity). www.ellipsistree.ca

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