Kathryn MacLellan

Board of Directors | Chair

Kathryn is an actress/producer/figure skating coach and choreographer. She is the founder and Artistic Director of KAZAN CO-OP, an award-winning Halifax based theatre company. KAZAN works with professional actors, writers, directors, and designers while presenting contemporary work that speaks to the challenges of midlife.

For KAZAN CO-OP as actor/producer

The Realistic Joneses by Will Eno role of Jennifer Jones; The Weekend Healer by Bryden MacDonald, 2017 Merritt Nomination Supporting Actress and the role of Betine; Heaven Above/Heavan Below by Linda Griffiths role of Her; I-Animal by Daniel MacIvor, named Top Ten Summerworks Toronto 2013 role of Woman in Prada; Communion by Daniel MacIvor, Neptune Studio and the National Arts Centre Seasons role of Carolyn. As producerHis Greatness, The Best Brothers by Daniel MacIvor; Stacey and Liz – 2 Women. 2 True Stories, Merritt nomination as Choreographer; KAZAN presented Toronto drag artist Miss Conception July 2016 and 2017 at the former black box theatre The Waiting Room. KAZAN created this space for the local community in 2014.

Other memorable roles includeThe Crucible role Elizabeth Proctor, Two Planks and a Passion; A Beautiful View role M (also co-producer, Merritt Award Nomination Best Actress and Production), The Girl in the Goldfish Bowl role of Sylvia – LunaSea Theatre (Merritt Award Nomination); The Weekend Healer by Bryden MacDonald, role of Linda Lou, Neptune Theatre; Maggie and Pierre by Linda Griffiths, played both roles, Stephenville Festival.

Ms. MacLellan is a Haligonian. She has performed with The Stephenville Festival, Neptune Theatre, Festival Antigonish, Eastern Front Theatre, Theatre Direct (Toronto) and the Great Canadian Theatre Company (Ottawa) and The Nation Arts Centre (Ottawa).

Favourite Canada film roles include Past Perfect (ACTRA Nomination), Wilby Wonderful, A Stones Throw (ACTRA Nomination), Weirdos, and Hopeless Romantic. Ms. MacLellan received an ACTRA Award for Best Supporting Actress for her work as Catherine in Hopeless Romantic – May 2019. She continues her work with figure skaters all year round.