Love in all its complex, messy, glorious forms in Love Between the Lines

Chelsea Riesz, Lisa Alves, Courtney Lamanna, Joella Crichton, Mercy Cherian & Cathy Huang—rehearsal photo courtesy of Jenna Borsato   HERstory Counts opened its second season at Red Sandcastle Theatre last night with Love Between the Lines, written and performed by the ensemble, and directed by Co-Artistic Producer/Co-Artistic Director Jennifer Neales, assisted by Ellie Posadas, withContinue reading “Love in all its complex, messy, glorious forms in Love Between the Lines”

Shattering the silence with candor, rage & humour in the powerful, political, personal SILENCED

HERstory Counts introduced itself with a production of brave, poignant monologues written and performed by a diverse group of womyn* back in April at Red Sandcastle Theatre, promising that it was just the beginning. Now, HERstory Counts is back with its official inaugural production of SILENCED, opening last night to a packed house at RedContinue reading “Shattering the silence with candor, rage & humour in the powerful, political, personal SILENCED”

Strength, struggle & identity in funny, brave & poignant HERStory Counts

Seven performers. Three nights. One theatre project just getting started.   Artistic producer/project founder Jennifer Neales had been frustrated about the lack of diverse voices in theatre – particularly womyn of colour – for 10 years; that is, until she decided to do something about it. And that something is the HERStory Counts theatre project,Continue reading “Strength, struggle & identity in funny, brave & poignant HERStory Counts”

Interview with Jennifer Neales on #HERstoryCounts theatre project

Actor/Artistic Producer Jennifer Neales has assembled a company of talented creators, producers and mentors to create an exciting new theatre project, set to premiere at Red Sandcastle Theatre April 22-24. #HERstoryCounts is an indie Canadian production, presenting a series of autobiographical monologues that bring to life personal stories of “endurance, strength, loss, survival, and loveContinue reading “Interview with Jennifer Neales on #HERstoryCounts theatre project”

Revelation & redemption – The Drowning Girls

When we enter the theatre, the three women are already onstage, splayed out in the semi-darkness in the three bathtubs. Drowned. The bathtubs emerge from jagged-toothed holes in the ground, yawned forth like coffins – each with a blank foot stone facing downstage. Vines snake around the shower plumbing above each tub. Beautiful white birchContinue reading “Revelation & redemption – The Drowning Girls”