Lauren Preissl (Actor/Writer/Mentor)
Lauren is an indigenous actor working on the unceded, traditional, and ancestral lands of the coast salish people. Her family roots are tied to the Leq’a:mel of Sto:lo Nation, Squamish from Xwemelch’stn as well as Canadian settler heritage. Lauren previously graduated from Studio 58 Theatre this past year and has been a part of the Roundhouse Youth Theatre Action Group for 5 years writing, performing, facilitating, acting, and mentoring. Recent credits include Rosie (Cabaret), Claire (Monster-Hot House), Charmian (Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra), Mr. Zyclo’s Pet Bird (Anonymous), and Rain (The Weather Report, UBC New Writers festival).