Courtney Ch’ng Lancaster comes from Antigonish, Nova Scotia, and is currently based in Toronto, Ontario. She performs regularly in theatre, musical theatre, tv, film and voiceover, and has also performed professionally as a vocalist and flautist. Courtney is a graduate of the Soulpepper Academy, UBC’s BFA Acting program, and of the Citadel/Banff Professional Theatre Program. She is currently a resident artist and member of the Artistic Director's Cabinet at Soulpepper Theatre Company.
Courtney has ample experience with devised work and script development. She enjoys every element of theatre creation and is always eager to explore new performance possibilities and experiences. She is also an educator, and has taught with a number of community organizations, including Soulpepper's Community Programs and the Royal Conservatory of Music's Learning Through the Arts program.
Courtney is a founding member of The Howland Company, and in 2014, she took on her first directorial role as co-director of The Howland Company's sold out Fringe Festival hit, “52 Pick-Up”. The production was acclaimed by critics and audiences, named 'Best of the Fringe' and was remounted for a sold out run in 2015.
Courtney received a 2013 My Theatre Award for Best Emerging Artist, and was proud to be part of the 2014 Dora Award-winning Best Ensemble for Soulpepper’s “Of Human Bondage” and the 2016 Dora Award-winning Ensemble for "Incident at Vichy". She is a grateful alumna of the Loran Scholars Foundation.