2015: Monika Stettler in The Physicists, Dionyza in The Adventures of Pericles and appears in The Alchemist. Sixth season. Claire Lautier is a classically trained actor and singer who has played leading roles on stages in Canada and New York, across the United States and abroad, and has been featured in mainstream motion pictures and on television. Stratford: Highlights include Ebba Sparre in Christina, The Girl King, Tamora in Titus Andronicus, Silvia in The Two Gentlemen of Verona and Aricie in Phèdre. New York: Isabella in Edward the Second and the Duchess in The Revenger’s Tragedy (Red Bull Theatre); The Dining Room (Keen Company, Drama Desk Award); Hedda Gabler and Chaucer in Rome (Broadway and Lincoln Center). Elsewhere: Other favourites include Lady Anne in Richard III and Roxane in Cyrano (The Shakespeare Theatre Company); Princess of France in Love’s Labour’s Lost (Royal Shakespeare Company and Shakespeare Theatre Company); and many roles in regional theatre, including at Baltimore Center Stage, Westport Country Playhouse, The Walnut Street Theatre, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Pittsburgh Public Theater, New Jersey Shakespeare Festival and others. Film: Credits include Margarita (director Laurie Colbert), My Soul to Take (director Wes Craven), Ghost Town (director David Koepp), Confessions of a Shopaholic (director PJ Hogan), Elf (director Jon Favreau), House of D (director David Duchovny), the short film By Courier (Academy Award-nominated in 2001). Television: King, 3lbs, Grey’s Anatomy, Numb3rs, Law and Order, Law and Order: SVU, All My Children, Guiding Light and others. Et cetera: As a singer, Claire has performed in musical theatre, and appeared most recently as a soloist at the 2014 PAL Benefit, and in 2013 at St. James Cathedral in Toronto for the annual LOFT Concert. She is currently developing her own cabaret show. Claire is an honour graduate of Duke University and The Juilliard School, and attended French International School in Washington, D.C., growing up. As a fluent French speaker, Claire loves making her home in a bilingual country. Her family is far-flung – from the south of France to Florida, California, Wales, Thailand and the United Arab Emirates, affording exciting opportunities for travel! Claire is a Certified Teacher of Gyrotonic Expansion System and a KRI certified teacher of Kundalini Yoga, and teaches private students and group classes in both systems. She especially enjoys working with actors through consciousness-based modalities, and has taught at the Birmingham Conservatory here at the Stratford Festival, and the Academy for Classical Acting in Washington, D.C. She also owns and operates Grasse Roots Perfumery, her own company producing 100-per-cent natural luxury perfumes, bath salts and room fragrances (www.grasseroots.com). She feels blessed to live in the beautiful and vibrant town of Stratford, Ontario, with her husband, actor Geraint Wyn Davies, and so many talented and creative friends. www.clairelautier.com.