Gripping family drama in American dream turned nightmare – Killcreek

Brandon Pitts’ new play Killcreek, recently published by IOWI and directed by Katherine E. Bignell, opened its Toronto Fringe run at the Randolph Theatre last night. In Killcreek, a fictitious 1950s Montana mining town, miners have been laid off and are scrambling to earn what living they can with alternate employment. Brother and sister DarylContinue reading “Gripping family drama in American dream turned nightmare – Killcreek”

It’s almost that time, kids — Toronto Fringe Festival is coming!

So how did it get to be the last week of June already?! Good news is that means that we’re about a week away from the Toronto Fringe Festival, running July 3-14. Here’s a handful of shows I’m planning on seeing, with more to come: Just Lift Your Feet, by Heather Allin  (stay tuned forContinue reading “It’s almost that time, kids — Toronto Fringe Festival is coming!”

Lizzie Violet’s Cabaret Noir launch @ Q Space – fun, sexy & smart

Writer/poet/horror aficionado/editor Lizzie Violet launched her brand new monthly cabaret – Lizzie Violet’s Cabaret Noir – at Q Space last night. And what a fun, sexy and thought-provoking night it was. The cabaret premiere included feature performers Mullet the Clown, David Bateman and Kat Leonard, as well as a very talented line-up of open micContinue reading “Lizzie Violet’s Cabaret Noir launch @ Q Space – fun, sexy & smart”

The Beautiful & the Damned – the Day of the Dead edition

Last night’s edition of The Beautiful and the Damned was dedicated to the Day of the Dead, with featured dead celeb Frida Kahlo – hosted by the lovely and talented Lizzie Violet, who introduced the evening’s features and open mic artists, as well as exercising our minds with trivia about Kahlo. The Art Gallery ofContinue reading “The Beautiful & the Damned – the Day of the Dead edition”

Incredible feature performers & open mic artists on a night of words & music @ The Beautiful & the Damned

Another night of incredible poetry, spoken word and music at the September edition of The Beautiful and the Damned on Thursday night, in its new home upstairs at Glad Day Bookshop. Host DM Moore got our brains cooking on trivia questions (for prizes!) on this month’ s dead celeb, Gore Vidal, during three amazing setsContinue reading “Incredible feature performers & open mic artists on a night of words & music @ The Beautiful & the Damned”

Sweet & hilarious romcom-flavoured journey – One Night

Fringe adventures began this afternoon at the George Ignatieff Theatre (GIT) when I met up with pals Kat, Lizzie, Janis, Laurie and playwright Brandon Pitts to see One Night  – co-written by Pitts and actor Angela Brown. To say that One Night is just a romcom would be missing the point, but wouldn’t be entirelyContinue reading “Sweet & hilarious romcom-flavoured journey – One Night”

Brandon Pitts reading @ Art of the Danforth

Okay, so back to the work and big fun of blogging about cool arts, culture and entertainment stuff around Toronto. Yesterday, I had a date with one of my ladies – the lovely and talented Lizzie Violet – to go hear Brandon Pitts read at Art of the Danforth. Toronto was having another heat waveContinue reading “Brandon Pitts reading @ Art of the Danforth”

Passion & play @ Zelda’s The Beautiful & the Damned

What an incredible evening of poetry, spoken word, readings, music and friends at Zelda’s The Beautiful and the Damned last night! The evening’s festivities were hosted by the very cool (and fellow recovering Irish Catholic) poet and radio personality Nik Beat (http://www.myspace.com/nikbeatpoet), who introduced the feature and open mic performers, and shared some of hisContinue reading “Passion & play @ Zelda’s The Beautiful & the Damned”