“She has a talent for bringing levity where none was thought possible, a lively energy that never sacrifices the emotional core of a scene.”
Lucy Hill is an actor, improviser, mover-and-shaker, and theatre creator. Though Lucy calls Toronto home now, she was raised in Regina, Saskatchewan which she credits as the place that fostered her love for acting, her active imagination, and her sense of mischievousness. Since she began acting Lucy's goal has been to have a national career in Canada -- Lucy's work has indeed taken her to all different parts of Canada and into the United States and it continues to do so. Recently Lucy performed I, Claudia by Kristen Thompson at Neptune Theatre (Halifax, NS) and Imperial Theatre (Saint John, NB) followed by playing 'Beth' in the world premiere of The Cure for Death by Lightning at Western Canada Theatre.
A graduate of the Globe Theatre’s Actor Training Conservatory Program, Lucy has trained with renowned teachers and theatre professionals from across Canada including David Latham, Perry Schneiderman, Ann-Marie Kerr, Geoffrey Whynot, Rea Nolan, and Candace Cox. She has also pursued specialized training in Commedia dell’Arte in Reggio Emilia, Italy, a one-month program under the leadership of Antonio Fava, and in devised theatre with Ghost River Theatre as a participant of their Devised Theatre Production Intensive. Lucy started developing her craft as a theatre creator in high school under the mentorship of playwright, director and actor, Joey Tremblay, who she has since collaborated with many times.
In 2010, Lucy premiered her one-woman half-mask show, Bertha, as part of Globe Theatre’s Shumiatcher Sandbox Series. Directed by Joey Tremblay, Lucy then toured Bertha to the Saskatoon and Edmonton Fringe Festivals in the summer of 2011. Lucy performed Bertha to sold out audiences and received unanimous critical acclaim in each city. Most recently Lucy, along with co-collaborators Eric Rose and Daniel Maslany, premiered a new piece titled A Date with the Night, a 45-minute physical theatre piece. For more information on this and Lucy's other creation projects, visit her Creation page.
With over 10 years of improv experience under her belt, Lucy has performed all over Canada, most recently in Toronto with Bad Dog Theatre as a member of the Bad Dog Repretory Players in The Curator, Pushpins and Toronto, I Love You. Lucy is also a part of the core ensemble for Combat Improv and Middle Children and the duos Dot & Mae with Judy Wensel, and Business with Daniel Maslany. In 2011, Lucy and Judy's long form improvised play, Dot & Mae: Delusions of Grandeur, premiered as part of the Shumiatcher Sandbox Series at Globe Theatre. Since its premiere Lucy and Judy have toured Dot & Mae to the General Fools Festival (Regina), The Vancouver International Improv Festival, The Saskatchewan Registered Nurses’ Conference, The Winnipeg Fringe Festival, and Duofest (Philadelphia).
When Lucy is not working on a project she loves the thrill of riding her bike on the Toronto streets, cooking and baking, and tackling home-DIY projects with varying success.
Lucy’s passion and love for her work is what drives her as an artist to continue to grow and seek out opportunities that will inspire and enrich her craft.