A photo album of family, love & memento mori in the profoundly moving, nostalgic, candid Dividing Lines/Líneas Divisorias

Beatriz Pizano & Julia (projected photo). Scenography by Trevor Schwellnus, with associate lighting designer Rebecca Vandevelde. Costume design by Andjelija Djuric. Photo by Jeremy Mimnagh.   “They say blood is thicker than water — I say, love is thicker than blood.” Aluna Theatre premieres Beatriz Pizano’s Dividing Lines/Líneas Divisorias, a photo album of family, love andContinue reading “A photo album of family, love & memento mori in the profoundly moving, nostalgic, candid Dividing Lines/Líneas Divisorias”

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Top 10 of 2014

Seeing as I already took a bit of a peek out of my December hiatus with the Sleepy Beauty post last weekend – and as this is the last day of 2014 – thought I’d take another peek out to post my top 10 of 2014. Here it is, from a variety of disciplines, inContinue reading “Top 10 of 2014”

Stand-up & sing – inspired by Tracey Erin Smith’s The Burning Bush

As some of you know, I started doing stand-up comedy this past spring, starting with Dawn Whitwell’s Comedy Girl class at Comedy Bar. Since performing in our class show on June 18, I’ve been back on stage a few times, including open mic at Lizzie Violet’s Cabaret Noir, a guest spot on Whitwell’s weekly showContinue reading “Stand-up & sing – inspired by Tracey Erin Smith’s The Burning Bush”

Toronto Fringe: A joyful, thought-provoking celebration of life in Memento Mori

From the sidewalk outside Rochelle Rubenstein’s Studio (402 College St.), the audience is led along the alley and inside the wooden gates of a colourfully decorated garden, where we are greeted by two handsome, masked men (Christopher Sawchyn and Bruno Cunha); one offers two pieces of paper with questions and a crayon to write ourContinue reading “Toronto Fringe: A joyful, thought-provoking celebration of life in Memento Mori”

Toronto Fringe teaser: Tracey Erin Smith & SoulOTheatre present Memento Mori

You only have a year left to live. What would you do? Tracey Erin Smith and SoulOTheatre present Smith’s one-woman show Memento Mori – directed by Anita LaSelva, and featuring Tango ensemble Payadora and two male dancers – running during the Toronto Fringe at Rochelle Rubenstein’s Studio (402 College St.) from July 2 – 13Continue reading “Toronto Fringe teaser: Tracey Erin Smith & SoulOTheatre present Memento Mori”