Annette Loiselle

Annette is a professional actor, director, instructor and emerging writer based in Edmonton. Her first play, The Passion of Marie had its premiere at the Roxy Theatre in Edmonton in September 2012. She’s also written Bath Time as one of the monologue’s in The Mommy Monologues which had its premiere in Edmonton at SkirtsAfire, March 2017.

Annette is a graduate of the BFA acting program at the University of Alberta and has been working in theatre for over 25 years. She has kept Edmonton as her home base where she has worked with L’Unitheatre, Freewill Shakespeare Festival, Workshop West, Northern Light, The Citadel, Puntuate and Shadow Theatre. In Calgary she’s worked for ATP and Shakespeare in the Park. She is currently the Festival Director (and 2012 co-founder) for SkirtsAfire, a multi-disciplinary arts festival that features the work of women. She is also co-founder of the Freewill Shakespeare Festival in Edmonton and was involved as an actor, Artistic Associate, Board Member and Director of Youth Programming for 25 years. She has received 2 Sterling Award nominations and was 1 of 3 finalists for the National Christopher Plummer Fellowship Award of Excellence in Shakespeare. She has taught both in Theatres (currently at the Citadel) and Post Secondary institutions (The King’s University College and the University of Alberta). Most of her directing experience comes from student productions and Festivals. Much of her writing has been in creating adaptations of children’s stories for performances in her teaching work. She has also been involved as an actor (and once as a dramaturge/director) in many new play workshops.

“A brave and promising new departure for one of Edmonton Theatre’s favourite actors….
…the Elizabeth/Mary scenes are so appealing, you don’t quite know what’s going to happen”
Liz Nichols, The Edmonton Journal for The Passion of Marie

“This 90 minute, two-woman show is the best I’ve seen in the last year”
Jenna Marynowski, After the House Lights for The Passion of Marie