Actor - The Tilco Strike
Ebelechukwu Laurin Isiekwena is a Trent University student in her third year in Business Administration and Sociology, specializing in criminology and socio-legal studies. In addition to being a poet, she is also a spoken word artist. After winning the Charlie Earle Memorial grant in February of 2021, she became more prominent in the art world. She has been featured in Peterborough Currents and also highlighted as one of the artists on EC3s spotlights on black artists in Peterborough. She is currently one of five artists participating in 4th Line Theatre’s first Interdisciplinary Residency Program. She is the president of an organization of her own called Urithi Black Academic Mentorship Program which is an organization dedicated to black youth in the Peterborough, Kawartha and Lakefield communities, providing them with opportunities to explore their strengths, talents, leadership, and academic potential within a safe, encouraging environment. Most recently, Laurin appeared as Tituba in the Peterborough Theatre Guild’s production of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. Other credits: The Revolutionist as Marianne, Concord Floral, The Wolves, Innocence Lost and more. As a writer, Laurin enjoys the art of storytelling through poetry and spoken word. She uses poetry as a form of therapy and hopes to help others do the same.