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Johanna Nutter (actra caea udas)

Johanna Nutter had her first role at the age of two in her father’s NFB film, Loose Associations. She trained with Actors’ Studio alumnus Warren Robertson (who taught Jessica Lange and Robert De Niro) for ten years and has appeared in numerous film and theatre productions, including the roles of Sarah Schorr in Trying (Victoria Playhouse) and Eunice Kennedy in Jackie Kennedy: A Life (CBS). She has been dubbed ‘one of Montreal’s finest actors’ by theatre critic Pat Donnelly. This past December, Johanna took on the role of Margie Walsh (for which Frances McDormand won the Tony Award) in the Canadian première of Good People at the Centaur, playing to sold-out houses and rave reviews.

As well as being the founder and artistic director of Freestanding Productions, she is also the acting president and concierge of the Freestanding Room, a member-driven studio space in Montreal, dedicated to giving emerging artists a place to create. Through her company, she created her first play, My Pregnant Brother. The solo show about the mother of all identity crises has won multiple awards and continues to tour across North America and Europe, in both English and French. A film version of her story is in the works.