One of the original co-founders of Calgary’s Loose Moose Theatre Company, Veena Sood is an award-winning actress, known for her versatility in theatre, film, television, improv, emcee-ing & teaching improv. She has worked with Improv master teacher Keith Johnstone for the past 35 years.
Veena has taught Improv workshops to the animators of Lucas Film & Disney, has been a TV/film on-set coach, as well as teaches improv at Capilano University’s Acting program. You can see Veena in numerous television & film productions such as Twilight Zone, Loudermilk, Charmed, Riverdale, Salvation, & The Murders.
Recently Veena was honored by The North Shore Fund for the Arts with a Distinguished Artists’ Award. In 2017 Veena was honored by UBCP/ACTRA with The Lorena Gale Woman Of Distinction Award. UBCP/ACTRA also awarded Veena the Sam Payne Award for her contributions to humanity, artistic integrity, and encouragement of new talent.
Veena is a 3-time Jessie Richardson nominee/winner for her theatre work, as well as a 2-time Leo Award nominee/winner for her film/television work over the years. Currently, Veena is the Artistic Director of Keith Johnstone’s The Life Game (Vancouver), in which she co-produced 10 episodes for CBC.
Improv skills are an essential tool to have in your back pocket during the audition process. Learning how to quickly think on your feet can put you a step ahead. What a great fortune to have in our own backyard one of the founders of TheatreSports, Veena Sood, available to guide actors towards excellence using the world of improv.”
– Coreen Mayrs, Casting Director