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”

Two women’s memoirs of wartime resilience & survival in powerful, poetic Double Bill: Licking Knives & Man to Man

Headstrong Collective opened its Double Bill of one-person plays – Licking Knives and Man to Man – at Theatre Passe Muraille (TPM) Backspace this week. Using minimalist sets and eye-catching, at times startling, images projected on the upstage wall, these two well-matched plays are portraits of women forced into life-changing, life and death circumstances duringContinue reading “Two women’s memoirs of wartime resilience & survival in powerful, poetic Double Bill: Licking Knives & Man to Man”

Preview: Moving modern LGBT take on classic star-crossed lovers in Romeo and (her) Juliet

Headstrong Collective and Urban Bard took us to the Church of Shakespeare at Bloor Street United Church last night – literally and figuratively – in their preview performance of Romeo and (her) Juliet, directed by Urban Bard A.D. Scott Emerson Moyle, and produced by Headstrong Collective co-founders/producers/actors Melanie Hrymak and Leslie McBay. Outside the sanctuary,Continue reading “Preview: Moving modern LGBT take on classic star-crossed lovers in Romeo and (her) Juliet”