Giselle Lemire

Biography

An award-winning broadcaster, Giselle Lemire worked for Radio-Canada for many years. A Spoken Word poet, she was the 2013 Edmonton Slam Champion. A seasoned bilingual actress, director and producer, she founded theatre company, Théâtre du Coyote, where she wrote, directed and produced plays for children and adult audiences and toured in schools. For the French theatre l’Unithéatre, she led workshops in schools through out the province: improvisation, commedia del arte and Spoken Word.

A mentor, coach and facilitator, over the years she has offered many custom designed workshops. In 2016 she was facilitator at the Festival théatre jeunesse, a provincial theatre and battle of the bands festival of francophone high school artists from across the province. In 2014, she was guest artist and mentor at the Regina Nouvelle Scène festival of emerging music artists, offering a week of workshops in song writing, interpretation and staging. Since 2015, she has coached the performers of the annual Franco-Albertan singers contest, Polyfonik.

When not performing in Festivals and venues throughout the western provinces, Giselle mentors poets, singers and song writers, acts, produces and directs theatre or poetry events, and leads writing, memorization and performance skills workshops for youth and adults. Giselle Lemire’s workshops allow students to tap into their innate talent as storytellers, writers and performers. They learn concrete techniques and exercises to help them express themselves authentically. Giselle has experience working with all ages and experience levels. She specializes in unleashing the inner creative genius, releasing writers block, memorization, performance skills and dealing with stage fright.