Djennie Laguerre

Djennie Laguerre

  • Actress
  • Arts Educator
  • Director
  • Playwright
  • Storytelling

Djennie Laguerre is an actress, writer, and storyteller, and a graduate of the Stella Adler Conservatory of Acting, as well as the University of Ottawa’s Theatre Department. Her theater credits include Espoir/Espwa, The Imaginary Invalid, Les Zinspirés and Les Zinspirés 3D (Théâtre français de Toronto), Seventeen (Anonymous), Women (Infintheatre). 

She is proud of the ambitious tour of both English and French versions of Rendez-vous with Home/ Lakay, with the iconic Black Theatre Workshop 2018-19. a play she wrote and performed.  She is also the writer and performer of Manman la mer/Mother Sea ( Le Théâtre de la Catapulte, Ottawa), which premiered in February 2020 in Ottawa before being presented at the MASA Festival in Ivory Coast (March 2020). The show won two Prix Rideau Awards 2020 * Production of the Year and Performance of the Year. 

Djennie received the Spotlight Award at the SummerWorks Festival in 2008 for Rendez-vous with Home/Lakay.  Dora Award-nominated for The Zinspired 3D, in the categories of Outstanding Performance – Individual and Outstanding Performance – Ensemble and a Best Actress nomination at the 2018 METAs Awards for Rendez-vous with Home/Lakay.

For the past 15 years, Djennie has been an educational artist for the Ontario Arts Council. Your children know her as the storyteller and dancer Madame Bonheur at MiniTFO/CBC.  


Luminato Contributions

Artists in Residence – Summer 2020

Evond Blake (MEDIAH)
  • Digital Artist
  • Graffiti Artist
  • Mixed Media
  • Muralist
  • Printmaking
Nadijah Robinson
  • Collage
  • Mixed Media
  • Muralist
Natasha Powell
  • Choreography
  • Dance
Oluseye
  • Multidisciplinary Artist
  • Performance
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Ravyn Ariah Wngz
  • Abolitionist
  • Burlesque
  • Dance
  • Storytelling
Travis Knights
  • Believer
  • Choreography
  • Tap Dancer
Tuku Matthews
  • Mentor
  • Music Composer
  • Performance
  • Singer-Songwriter
  • Sound Designer