Who We Are

Our Mandate

Levity Theatre Co. is an Ottawa based theatre company created by emerging artists Eve Beauchamp and Caity Smyck. Founded in 2020, we aim to bring innovative non-men and queer-led work to both regional and national theatre spaces. Our work centres around exploring the complex and messy experiences of humans with levity and humour, in surreal environments for audiences to play in.

Eve Beauchamp (they/them) – co-artistic director

Eve Beauchamp (they/them) is an Ottawa-based theatre artist, emerging playwright, and an acting student at the University of Ottawa. Recently, they created and performed Unmatched with Levity Theatre for the 2021 Fresh Meat Festival, and created and performed Levity Theatre’s SOLD as a part of the Calgary Fringe Festival. Eve’s original play, Twelve Hundred, was also recently produced at the 2021 Ottawa Youth Infringement Festival. Some of their recent performing credits include The Shape of a Girl at the 2019 Ottawa Fringe festival, Iphigenia in Iphigenia and Other Daughters, and C in Crave.

Caity Smyck (she/they) – co-artistic director

Originally from Calgary, Caity Smyck (she/they) is currently based in Ottawa while she completes her BFA in Acting at the University of Ottawa. She is a creator, performer, and maker of things. Recently with Levity Theatre she created and performed in their premier production SOLD which was part of this past summer’s line up at the Calgary Fringe Festival. Some of her favourite roles include Clytemnestra (Iphigenia and Other Daughters, University of Ottawa), Ladybird (James and The Giant Peach, Nosecreek Theatre), Mrs. Clay (Persuasion, Workshop Theatre), and Sister James (Doubt, Liffey Players)

Rachel Van Lanen (they/she) – core artist

Rachel Van Lanen (they/she) is an emerging artist in Ottawa and recent graduate from the University of Ottawa BA Theatre program. Recent acting credits include Joanna in Home Free! and Mary Hatch-Bailey in It’s a Wonderful Life Radio Play. Production credits include Assistant Director/Music coach for Lion King Jr. and Stage Manager for Hidden in Plain Sight. Most recently they traveled to Calgary Fringe Festival with Levity Theatre co. to Stage Manage SOLD.