Stephanie Hope Lawlor is professional actor and teaching artist based in Hamilton. She has worked across the golden horseshoe in shows like Venus in Fur, Salt-Water Moon, Ronnie Burkett’s Provenance, Doctor Faustus, Much Ado About Nothing, The Comedy of Errors, The Taming of the Shrew, The Sound of Music, Snow White, Dreamgirls, Evita, Little Women and Assassins. She is a graduate of the Randolph College for the Performing Arts in Toronto and McMaster University.
A true Hamiltonian at heart, Stephanie is the Artistic Director for independent theatre company Rook’s Theatre with the mandate to foster professional theatre in Hamilton by creating clear, story-driven work. She is a founding member of The Actor’s Forge, an artists training collective that provides space and resources for professional theatre artists in Hamilton.
As a teaching artist Stephanie has taught for over 10 years, teaching acting, movement, voice, scene study and improv to students aged 6 – 76 in Hamilton, Toronto and Calgary. She also privately coaches young actors preparing auditions for college-level theatre training (some of her students have gone on to study at Sheridan College, Randolph Academy, George Brown College, and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama).
Stephanie strives to create a safe class environment for students of all ages to explore, collaborate and find their creative voices.