Traci Foster is actor, artist and educator who is Canada’s only certified associate teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework. She explores and develops her work through a blend of Fitzmaurice Voicework, extended vocal technique, movement, mask, acting, and singing. Her latest area of creative focus is as the founding member and Artistic Director of Lunacy, an interdisciplinary collective. Currently, she has completed co-writing, performing, and producing, Twelve Crows, an original theatrical work and artistic installation. She is presently teaching a creative development through mask and voice workshop for emerging and professional artists with disabilities. The work is focusing on discovering one’s own personal mythology – through mask – and the telling of that story, through physical and vocal work.

Meanwhile, when not teaching/coaching privately, she conducts workshops in acting and creative development though voice work. More recently, Traci has begun to co-teach and coach in Los Angeles. Traci is also a faculty member of the Youth Ballet of Saskatchewan Summer Intensive.

In addition to studying at the Banff Centre for the Arts and University of Regina, Traci has engaged in extensive training and mentorship experiences with a founding member of the Roy Hart Theatre Group and extended vocal technique visionary, Richard Armstrong of New York; renowned mask and clown master teacher, Sue Morrison of Toronto; Dora award-winning performer and writer Fides Krucker of Toronto; and founding member of the Toronto Dance Theatre, Amelia Itcush of Saskatchewan. As previously mentioned, most recently Traci has studied extensively with voice master Catherine Fitzmaurice of New York and vocal coach Saul Kotzubei of Los Angeles.

Traci’s acting credits include The Attic, the Pearls, and Three Fine Girls, Room With Five Walls, Pretty Girl Ugly, Everything’s In the Box, Tracing Steps, 12 Crows – An excerpt.  Directing credits include, Stuck in the Middle, If the Shoe Fits, Cassandra’s Way, Roz. She has also participated in numerous performance art and experimental theatre/dance performances as well as co-created and acted as a creative development coach on many local projects. TV and film credits include, Renegade Press, Corner Gas, Tideland.

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