Vivienne Claire Luthin is an actor, educator, and artist.
She just completed her first year as Artistic Director of Piknik Theatre, a professional summer theatre company in Steamboat Springs, Co. During her four years working for Piknik Theatre, Vivienne has performed as an actor in productions of The Tempest, The Paperbag Princess*, Much Ado About Nothing, The Boy Mole Fox and Horse*, Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night, and Patches*. In addition to performing, Vivienne created Piknik's first educational outreach program-working with the local middle school, high school, and Montessori school to bring theatre education to the community. This past summer, Vivienne wrote and directed a new adaptation of Peter Pan. This was the premiere of a new program called the Community Collaboration Production. The new program, conceived and created by Vivienne, involved 30 local students ranging from Kindergarten-High School age and local adult actors performing alongside 5 professional out of town actors.
Vivienne completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting with a Minor in Vocal Music from The Conservatory of Theater Arts at Webster University.
Appearances include Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream and the Cat in The Cat in the Hat at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Maria in Shakespeare Festival St. Louis's production of Love's Labors Lost, and Captain Beatty in Tim Ocel’s production of Fahrenheit 451 at Webster Conservatory.
In addition to training as an actor, Vivienne practices a variety of visual arts including photography, drawing, acrylic and watercolor painting. She finds joy in creating art and sharing this form of expression with others. Much of her artistic training comes from painting and drawing classes while studying abroad in Florence, Italy.
Custom work and commissions can be found in projects.
In everything Vivienne does, she strives to be honest, open and ready to tell and uplift stories to the fullest of her potential.
*performed as an original actor in a world premiere