Roving Characters



Heather D. Swain BFA has been a professional actor for over
30 years. For the past 15 years she has been performing her
roving-walkabout/street performing characters throughout
Canada, the United States, England and Mexico.
Famous for her humour that takes the ordinary and turns it
sideways in a way unlike any other, she has created distinct,
unique characters: her signature character, Miss Information –
everything you don’t need to know; Dr. Auntie Dote who cures
stress, depression and fear; The Queen of Rationalization;
Cathy O’Lay, the world’s first latte foam reader; her busiest
character so far, PoopĂ© le Mime in a Box, the world’s first
talking mime. When others would say ‘that’s not funny’, Swain
finds a way.
In 2007, she performed for Canada Day celebrations at
Trafalgar Square in London England. One of her 2006
summer highlights was performing in Washington D.C.
representing Alberta at the Smithsonian Folk Life Festival.
Her touring ports of call include,
London England, Beverly Hills, New York, Chicago and
Mexico City along with multiple festival locations across Canada.