Courtney Ch’ng Lancaster
Sessional Assistant Professor
EDUCATIONBFA Theatre - University of British Columbia
MBA (Social Enterprise and Entrepreneurship) Memorial University of Newfoundland
Courtney Ch’ng Lancaster has been working in theatre, film and television for nearly 20 years. She is a a founder of the collective The Howland Company, former Assistant Artistic Director at Tarragon Theatre, and was a resident artist with Soulpepper Theatre Company for 7 years. Courtney has performed with the Shaw Festival, Soulpepper, Public Recordings, Canadian Stage, Citadel Theatre, Blue Bridge Repertory, Cahoots, Native Earth, Tarragon and beyond.
Her theatre direction includes Three Women of Swatow (Tarragon, 4 Dora nominations), The Home Project, (Howland Company/Native Earth/Soulpepper, 5 Dora nominations), The Wolves (Howland/Crows – Outstanding Ensemble Win, Toronto Critics Awards, Outstanding Production – MyEntWorld), 52 Pick-Up (Howland – Best of Fringe), and Everybody (York University).
Courtney directed Ins Choi’s audioplay Casting at Factory Theatre as well as projects for CBC’s PlayMe Podcast and Tarragon Acoustic. She co-directed the Expect Theatre audioseries Tunnel Runners and co-created Stillwater School for Mosquitos, a musical podcast for children. Her onscreen credits include shows like Love et Lajoie, Hudson and Rex, SurrealEstate, Transplant Murdoch Mysteries, films like the the NAC Orchestra/CBC project Undisrupted, The Drawer Boy and the feature Silent Planet.
Courtney is an alumna of the Loran Award, has been shortlisted for the John Hirsch Directing Award, the Gina Wilkinson Directing Award and the Pauline McGibbon award, has been nominated for numerous Dora Awards including outstanding direction and has received two for outstanding ensemble. She has twice been named a top ten theatre artist by NOW Magazine, and holds a BFA from UBC and an MBA (Social Enterprise) from MUN.
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