“The best job ever, just pinch me! How could a person not love going to work where the main objective is to share humour with heart? Norm’s unique ability to entertain us through an emotional roller coaster; teary-eyed one minute and laughing hysterically the next, is unsurpassed. I am thrilled to be a small part in sharing the experiences. I cannot wait for this year’s line-up and welcoming our patrons at the theatre. It is sure to be another great Foster Season!” – Lou Bradley, Group Sales & Front of House Manager
Ecstatic to be back at the Foster Festival and working once again with Co-Founder + Artistic Producer, Emily Oriold. Lou brings with her a suitcase full of administration experience as well as theatre experience both on and off stage. From the moment she arrived back in Canada from 10 years in Central America, she has been involved with theatre in the Niagara area. She could be found on or behind stage at many Niagara theatres as well as attending various training classes in the Meisner technique with Stephanie Jones, Improv with Jack Mosshammer of Second City, and workshops with Virginia Rey and Mark Mooney just to name a few.
It was her roll in Norm Foster’s “The Melville Boys” back in 2015 that really turned her on to Norm’s work. Since the day she heard about the Foster Festival coming to St. Catharines, she raised her hand to be involved any way she could. Volunteering at first and ultimately landing a job with the festival in 2017. After a brief hiatus and the dreaded pandemic, she is delighted to be back in the Foster fold.
With her outgoing personality who loves to chat with people, she can often be found mingling with the Foster Festival patrons. If you see her in the theatre, make sure to say Hi!