Toronto Fringe: Take a moment to play in the Shed in Monologues for Nobody

Late yesterday afternoon, I stopped by the Fringe Club (Honest Ed’s Parking lot – Bathurst/Bloor) to experience Jordan Mechano’s Monologues for Nobody, one of several Shed Shows on offer at this year’s Toronto Fringe. When I say “experience,” I mean this is DIY theatre acted by you, for you. There’s a list of 20 monologuesContinue reading “Toronto Fringe: Take a moment to play in the Shed in Monologues for Nobody”

NSTF: Sisters are takin’ names and kickin’ butt in From Judy to Bette

The Toronto Fringe’s annual Next Stage Theatre Festival (NSTF) opened at the Factory Theatre last night and I kicked off this year’s festivities with Rebecca Perry Productions’ From Judy to Bette: The Stars of Old Hollywood. Written and performed by Rebecca Perry, and directed by Michael Rubinstein, From Judy to Bette is Perry’s NSTF debutContinue reading “NSTF: Sisters are takin’ names and kickin’ butt in From Judy to Bette”

Toronto Fringe: Danger, romance & chimps in Adventures of a Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl

The adventures of our favourite coffeeshop girl continue in Rebecca Perry’s Adventures of a Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl, directed by Matt Bernard and running now at the Annex Theatre for Toronto Fringe. When last we saw our intrepid Joanie Little (in Confessions of a Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl – and you needed have seen this to joinContinue reading “Toronto Fringe: Danger, romance & chimps in Adventures of a Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl”

Raw, honest & irreverently funny with no apologies – Troublemaker @ SOULO Fest

You can’t say you weren’t warned. Tracey Erin Smith and SoulOTheatre opened the 2015 SOULO Theatre Festival last night at Aki Studio at the Daniels Spectrum with a gala performance of the Toronto premiere of Rebecca Northan’s Troublemaker. And what a celebration it was! Opening to a packed house with Joan Jett and the Blackhearts’Continue reading “Raw, honest & irreverently funny with no apologies – Troublemaker @ SOULO Fest”

SoulOTheatre’s SOULO Theatre Festival is coming (May 21-24)!

Big treat coming up for you theatre fans: Tracey Erin Smith and SoulOTheatre are back with an awesome line-up of solo shows with the 2015 SOULO Theatre Festival! Running May 21 – 24, SOULO Fest opens with a gala performance of Rebecca Northan’s Troublemaker at Aki Studio at the Daniels Spectrum. Workshops and panels, andContinue reading “SoulOTheatre’s SOULO Theatre Festival is coming (May 21-24)!”

Big shiny panto fun with Panto Players’ Sleepy Beauty @ Red Sandcastle Theatre

Sheets and coloured fabric, plus some artfully custom cut tape and green felt, become castle walls and turrets, and an enchanted forest. All part of the magic and imagination at Red Sandcastle Theatre – in this case, for the Panto Players’ production of Sleepy Beauty – The Tale of the Narcoleptic Princess and Her Cat.Continue reading “Big shiny panto fun with Panto Players’ Sleepy Beauty @ Red Sandcastle Theatre”

Coming up Oct 5: Brooklyn Doran Played At Your Fundraiser – Fundraiser

So, we’re well into the fall season now, kids – and, as usual, there’s so much to see. And this Saturday, October 5 is especially full of arts and culture goodness. For instance, Brooklyn Doran Played At Your Fundraiser – Fundraiser. Join Brooklyn Doran and guest performers Rebecca Perry, Domanique Grant, Jeff Insell and ElliotContinue reading “Coming up Oct 5: Brooklyn Doran Played At Your Fundraiser – Fundraiser”

Life, love & social anthropology in Confessions of a Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl

Rebecca Perry’s one-woman show Confessions of a Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl, directed by Michael Rubinstein, opens with song: Rivers and roads / Rivers and roads / Rivers till I meet you… The Hand and the Heart’s catchy, almost melancholy song is a fitting start for our journey with Joanie Little, 20-something barista and self-described social anthropologist,Continue reading “Life, love & social anthropology in Confessions of a Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl”