The interplay of acting, playwriting, directing and drama therapy has allowed Leclanché Durand a unique and privileged window into each of these forms of exploration and expression. She often feels like a pioneer of the human psyche in these several worlds, which call upon individual revelation.
Leclanché Durand is an actress, a playwright, and a drama therapist. Her 40-year acting career includes Broadway credits, national tours, and leading roles in many of the nation’s regional theatres. Her 13 film performances include AWAKENINGS, SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE, and CHAPTER 27.
On stage she has enjoyed the pleasure of working with Joanne Woodward, Geraldine Page, Blythe Danner, Tom Conti, Victor Garber, Zelko Ivanek, Dina Merrill, Keene Curtis, Peter Marshal, Judith Ivey, and Jean Marsh.
Her three plays for young people published by Dramatic Publishing Company have been produced and toured by Lincoln Center Institute.
Published June 2012