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ACTRA Montreal is very proud to announce Lucinda Davis as our 2017 ‘Woman of the Year’

Happy International Woman’s Day! ACTRA Montreal is very proud to announce Lucinda Davis as our 2017 ‘Woman of the Year’.

Each year this honour is bestowed upon a Montrealer in celebration of International Women’s Day. ACTRA National has chosen Tina Keeper to be this years’ honouree but as in the past, many Branches across this country like to bring this accolade a little closer to home. The Montreal Women’s Committee spotlights our very own Lucinda Davis for 2017 Woman of the Year.

Lucinda, AKA ‘Cindy’ to many, is not unknown to her community. This gal arrived into the Community with thunder! She landed her first lead in the Children’s series Radio Active playing the role of Tanya Panda. The series ran from 1998 – 2001. She then continued her success in Student Bodies. She is also an accomplished Voice Actor, lending her voice to Animation and Video Games including Assassin’s Creed and their sequels. She voiced Layla and Digit in the English version of Winx Club for Cinelume. She was the voice of The Concubine in the 2008 video game Prince of Persia. And in 2013 Cindy received an ACTRA Award for Outstanding Voice Performance for her role in Supernatural: The Animation in the role of Missouri Mosely. Whether in front of the camera or behind the microphone, Cindy was born with talent brimming to overflowing. She has graced the stage in many memorable performances including her performance in BTW’s Harlem Duet playing Billy for which Lucinda won the Montreal English Language Theatre Award (the META’s) in the category of Outstanding Female Actor in 2014. She performed in The Book of Bob. And in 2015, Lucinda won Outstanding Female Actor for her one-woman show random in conjunction with BTW and Imago and directed by Micheline Chevrier. In 2016, she was among the cast of Adventures of a Black Girl in Search of God which won Outstanding Contribution to Theatre, a co production with Centaur Theatre and The National Arts Centre.

When I first came onto Council in 2003, I was heading up the Professional Development Committee (PDC for short) at the time and one of the first workshops we gave included Lucinda’s involvement. She has been asked over the years to participate in ACTRA events especially for the PDC, whether on a panel discussion lending her expertise to enlighten the membership or playing some part in the workshop experience. Always with a shy smile, she has volunteered her immense talent. Lucinda has given back to her community time and again.

“I am a huge fan of Lucinda”, says Director Micheline Chevrier. “Lucinda is one of the most rigorous, playful, intelligent and insightful actors I know. She attacks the work with joy and with seriousness, at the same time. And therefore, makes it a joy to be in the room with her. She is a natural beast of the stage and the screen. She is inspired and inspiring.” In Micheline’s opinion, “You cannot teach someone to be an actor. You either are or are not and no amount of training can change that. Lucinda is a sponge. A machine! A modest actor, open and honest.”

Lucinda joins six of her peers with this honour. Past recipients include: Joanna Noyes, Jeannie Walker, Catherine McClintock, Danette Mackay, Felicia Shulman and Dawn Ford.

Today, we up the amp on the light that shines on Ms. Lucinda Davis. Please join me and the Women’s Committee and ACTRA Montreal Council in tipping our hat to this beautiful talented lady.

In Solidarity,
Cary Lawrence
Chair of ACTRA Montreal Women’s Committee
President of ACTRA Montreal

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