Angela Lavender (she/her) is a graduate of the University of Lethbridge, having double degree combination of a Bachelor of Arts (Drama) and a Bachelor of Education (Drama).
Angela has spent years dedicated to performing and directing. Recent directing credits in Kelowna include: "Savage in Limbo" The Virago Collective; “My Time” New Vintage Theatre’s Black Cat Cabaret 10 minute play winner; “Jekyll and Hyde: The Musical” and “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” Kelowna Actors Studio; “Judith Ruins Everything” and “Five Women Wearing the Same Dress” New Vintage Theatre; and “The Elves and the Shoemaker” Bumbershoot Theatre.
Angela has strong leadership qualities and knows how to get unbelievable
performances from actors. She has worked on several technically heavy shows including “Jekyll and Hyde: The Musical” where the stage turned into Dr. Jekyll’s laboratory and “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” during which an electric car was built and drivable on stage.
Angela believes in working with and promoting other artists. She directed the world premiere of “Judith Ruins Everything” and worked with puppeteer Chris Godziuk to create and build puppets for “The Elves and the Shoemaker”.
In 2018, Angela produced two of Hannah Moscovitch’s plays, “The Russian Play” and “Essay”, which were first to be performed in the Innovation Centre’s Atrium to sold out audiences.
Angela has also worked full time as an educator, has taught several afterschool acting classes, and toured
Okanagan elementary schools with The Young Actors Program.
Angela is currently writing "The Tingle" podcast, based on the one-woman, cabaret-style show that she created and directed, which debuted at the Kelowna Fringe Festival in 2019. Up next, she will be directing the premiere presentation of The Virago Collective's first season, coming 2021.