Links of Interest

Many of these links offer information that can help with your professional development; others include Lorraine's links to philanthropic interests and personal favourites.
 

Professional Resources


ACTRA

(Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists) is a national organization of more than 21,000 professional performers working in the English-language recorded media. ACTRA's core mission is to protect and promote the rights of Canadian performers.www.actra.ca


Canadian Actors’ Equity Association

is the professional association of performers, directors, choreographers, fight directors and stage managers in English Canada who are engaged in live performance in theatre, opera and dance.www.caea.com


Cattails Multimedia Inc.

Cattails Multimedia is dedicated to providing creative design and production services to clients in the corporate communications market. www.cattails.ca


Heath Brothers

Cutting edge ideas on change and communication. Authors of best sellers Made to Stick and Switch. www.heathbrothers.com


Nancy Duarte

CEO and author. Persuasion and visual stories used in business. www.duarte.com


Presentationzen

Garr Reynolds Contemporary expert on Presentation delivery and design www.presentationzen.com


TED Talks

Riveting talks by remarkable people www.ted.com/talks


The Second City

The Second City is a long-running improvisational comedy troupe based in the Old Town neighborhood of Chicago, with offshoot troupes in other cities, most notably Toronto www.secondcity.com

 

Philanthropic Interests


Gilda’s Club

An organization in memory of Comedian, and Second City Alumnus Gilda Radner, works with communities around the world to start and sustain Gilda's Clubs and to advocate for the importance of  emotional and social support for anyone touched by cancer. www.gildasclub.org


Pathways for Education

A charitable organization that helps youth and low income communities graduate from high school and successfully transition to post secondary education. www.pathwaystoeducation.ca


Young People’s Theatre

Is the largest Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) company in Canada and a significant institution in the Canadian professional theatre community. www.youngpeoplestheatre.ca

 

Personal Favourites


Michael Behnan and Lynda Lapeer

A memorial website dedicated to Lorraine’s brother Michael and his wife Lynda, Canadian artists who left an extensive legacy of unique and remarkable works. www.behnanandlapeer.com


New Stages Theatre Company

Peterborough’s professional theatre. Lorraine has directed four productions for New Stages: Sylvia, The Foursome, Mass Appeal and Dirty Laundry. www.newstages.ca  


Susan Crowe

Susan Crowe, Singer/Songwriter and Juno Award nominee. www.susancrowe.com

 

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