LANA KOUCHNIR is an award-winning performance artist and arts facilitator.

Her writings and performances center queer Ukrainian mythology and are driven by a multidisciplinary, community-based approach to storytelling.

Lana graduated from the 2015-2016 Transdisciplinary Arts Residency at the Watah Theatre; she was a recipient of the Watah Theatre's Outstanding Performance Award for her workshop presentation of Vovk, a one-woman play created under the mentorship and dramaturgy of d'bi. young anitafrika.

She was selected as a 2015-2016 City of Ottawa 'Youth in Culture' Youth Advisory Committee member and is currently developing her monodrama with support awarded by the Ontario Arts Council. Her hybrid essay was selected for the 2019 Diaspora Dialogues National Short Form Mentorship Program and her poetry was shortlisted for the national 2018 Glass Buffalo Poetry Prize.

Photographer: Caro Ibrahim

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