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Catherine MacKinnon

Filmmaker / Actor / Playwright: ACTRA/CAEA/PGC
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Catherine is an award-winning filmmaker known for her documentaries, film and television work.

Catherine was ACTRA Woman of the Year Award 2016 recipient and Deaf Community Consultant, for the Deaf Artists and Theatres Toolkit (DATT), Cahoots Theatre.

As an actor, selected Film/TV Credits: Murdoch Mysteries, Kenny Vs Spenny, Silent Hill

Selected Theatre Credits: Silence (Grand Theatre & National Arts Centre), After The Blackout (Rare Theatre/Soulpepper), ASLImprov (DeafWest Theatre), ASL Deaf Interpreter: Ultrasound (Cahoots Theatre), The Enchanted Loom (Cahoots Theatre & Factory Theatre)

ASL Coach & Continuity for Fargo (Season one, 2014), (Emmy & Golden Globe winner for “Best limited series, or motion picture made for television”) Catherine returned as ASL Coach for Season three (2017) in addition to ASL Coaching she also worked on the feature horror film,” The Silence” and Season 2 of “TITANS”

Before the pandemic hit, she also worked as an ASL Consultant and Coach on “bug by Yolanda Bonnell at Theatre Passe Muraille, & Manidoons Collective,(Feb 2020) and ASL Coach on “Titans”, DC Universe, (2019) Catherine was the only Canadian producer, “The Hammer,” (2010) feature film biopic of Matt Hamill.  The film was a winner of 8 Audience Choice Film Festivals awards.

Catherine was part of the Stratford Festival’s prestigious Second Track Lab, with the Cast of “The Music Man” in October 2018.

Catherine was part of the Playwrights Theatre Centre, on developing her solo play, a work in progress title, “Inaudibility World” with the support of a dramaturg, Heidi Taylor. Catherine was hired as an “Audience & Communication Manager” for the “The Black Drum” (2019) Media Coordinator & Stage Manager, for their virtual tour, 2021. During the pandemic, she was re-hired as a contractor for Cahoots Theatre to work on the DATT part 2, analyzing the modules and surveys.

Catherine is represented by Element Artist Management.

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