Deanna Choi as Mrs. Lucille Evans.
(In addition to her acting role, Deanna is our sound designer)
Mrs. Lucille Evans is based on real-life women’s rights supporter Laura Hughes Lunde. She’s best known for her pacifist work during world war 1. Her uncle, Sir Sam Hughes was the Minister of Militia and Defence during the war, and he offered to give her a large section of land if she would quit her pacifist activities. She refused.
Deanna Choi is an award-winning violinist, sound designer, and researcher, having completed her musical training through the Royal Conservatory of Music, the National Youth Orchestra, the National Arts Centre, Domaine Forget, and Stanford. She completed a Bachelor of Science in psychology/neuroscience at Queen’s University with a theatre minor. She is a founding member of the Badass Brahms Chamber Collective and has performed in ensembles such as Canta Arya Strings, the Kingston Symphony Orchestra, and as a soloist with Sinfonia Ottawa. Deanna is interested in examining the intersection between music, theatre, and psychology, and how these links can be used for storytelling as a clinical and social tool. She also has a dance background and classical vocal training, and is currently branching out musically in rock, jazz, and fusion dimensions.
Select credits: If We Were Birds (music director/composer/performer, Queen’s University Department of Drama), Scorched (sound designer, Fifth Company Lane Productions), The Importance of Being Earnest (Miss Prism, Queen’s Vagabond Theatre), Hair Lines(writer/performer, Chipped Off Collective), Down There 2014 (writer/performer, Arts & Science Undergraduate Society), The Pillowman (sound designer, Queen’s Vagabond Theatre), Avenue Q (Christmas Eve, Blue Canoe Productions), As You Like It (Amiens/composer, Queen’s Vagabond Theatre), Sweeney Todd (band, QMT), Spring Awakening (band, QMT).