In memoriam: Ed Rosing

Ed Rosing March 11, 1929 – September 12, 2016 Ed Rosing (aka Eddie, Eduardo) was a creative soul with a quick, sharp wit, and a great love of classical music, opera and theatre. He played piano, was an original founding member of Cabbagetown Theatre, and worked as a respected interior decorator (into his late 80s,Continue reading “In memoriam: Ed Rosing”

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Picasso & Einstein walk into a bar; art, science, women & philosophy ensue in hilarious, surreal Picasso at the Lapin Agile

Picasso and Einstein walk into a bar. This is the set-up for Steve Martin’s Picasso at the Lapin Agile and Seven Siblings Theatre’s current production, directed by Seven Siblings co-founder Erika Downie, which opened at Kensington Market bar venue Round last night. It was my first time at Round, a vintage-inspired cabaret-styled bar space andContinue reading “Picasso & Einstein walk into a bar; art, science, women & philosophy ensue in hilarious, surreal Picasso at the Lapin Agile”

Love, death and the magic of the theatre in wistful, otherworldly then, then.

A community theatre becomes more than an artistic refuge in Messy Kween Collective’s premiere of Kyle Capstick’s then, then. – directed by Evan Harkai and running at Majlis Art Garden (163 Walnut Avenue). Part indoors/part outdoors, Majlis Art Garden is a magical place all on its own – and it’s been transformed into a communityContinue reading “Love, death and the magic of the theatre in wistful, otherworldly then, then.”

Toronto Fringe: A moving, entertaining & eye-opening look at LGBT life in Salvador

Living in Canada, it can be easy to take our rights and freedoms for granted, and sometimes we need to be reminded that people in other countries are still struggling and fighting – and this is especially true for the LGBT community. Salvador, written by Rafael Antonio Renderos and directed by Sam Graham, is oneContinue reading “Toronto Fringe: A moving, entertaining & eye-opening look at LGBT life in Salvador”

Judy! Judy! Judy! Kimberly Roberts’ powerhouse performance in The Get Happy Hour with Judy

The late actress/entertainer Judy Garland is beloved on an international scale, and especially so among the LGBT community. And no one does Judy Garland quite like Kimberly Roberts. I first saw Roberts appear as Garland in the The Judy Monologues at Toronto Fringe – and was struck by how much Roberts was able to conveyContinue reading “Judy! Judy! Judy! Kimberly Roberts’ powerhouse performance in The Get Happy Hour with Judy”

Falling – final rehearsal

Our last rehearsal yesterday. Tweaking rhythm. Tone. Transitions. Falling is a work in progress – not sure what draft playwright Jamie Johnson is on – and it’s important to present it as best as we can so the work can continue. Constance (I’m playing her at age 48) is a very complex character – andContinue reading “Falling – final rehearsal”

Falling rehearsals – we got rhythm

We got rhythm. Saturday’s rehearsal – in the studio again – was about rhythm and nuance. Mostly, it was about rhythm. Director Ed Rosing, who was reading for Cora (who got stuck having to do a training session at her new job that day), was also an orchestra conductor of sorts – suggesting a quickeningContinue reading “Falling rehearsals – we got rhythm”

Falling – first rehearsals

As some of you know, I auditioned for Alumnae Theatre Company’s New Ideas Festival 2013 and, after being called back to read for two plays, was cast in the Week One reading of Jamie Johnson’s play Falling, directed by Ed Rosing. I don’t want to give too much away – since I dislike spoilers andContinue reading “Falling – first rehearsals”

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day, all! It’s so cliché – not to mention annoying and sad – to be a bitter single person today, so I’m choosing to celebrate with some lovely and talented friends at Glad Day Bookshop tonight: The Beautiful and The Damned Femme Fatale Valentine’s Day edition, hosted by Lizzie Violet – with featureContinue reading “Happy Valentine’s Day!”