The humanity & commonality under the vestments in funny, moving, eye-opening The Clergy Project

A priest, a minister and a rabbi walk into a theatre… again. Tracey Erin Smith and SOULO Theatre remounted The Clergy Project at Revival Bar for a one performance only show to a delighted sold-out house last night. I caught the premiere performance of The Clergy Project back in May – and loved it justContinue reading “The humanity & commonality under the vestments in funny, moving, eye-opening The Clergy Project”

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SOULO Theatre Fest: Hilarious & touching stand-up origin story in Finding Funny

After seeing the Soulo Salon at SoulOTheatre’s 2016 edition of the SOULO Theatre Festival, I stuck around at Red Sandcastle Theatre to see Daniel Stolfi’s Finding Funny. Set within the framework of an evening at a comedy club, Stolfi becomes a one-man line-up, playing the whole cast of characters, including himself. The awkward, uncomfortable hostContinue reading “SOULO Theatre Fest: Hilarious & touching stand-up origin story in Finding Funny”

SOULO Theatre Fest: Four personal, poignant journeys told with courage & humour in Soulo Salon

SoulOTheatre kicked off its fourth annual SOULO Theatre Festival on Thursday night at Red Sandcastle Theatre, hosted by the super positive, energetic and welcoming A.D. Tracey Erin Smith. Last night’s early evening performance Soulo Salon included four solo shows by performers who’ve done Smith’s 10-week soulo show class – short, personal stories of adversity, growthContinue reading “SOULO Theatre Fest: Four personal, poignant journeys told with courage & humour in Soulo Salon”

Faith, hope & taming dragons in the funny, brave & moving Soulo Clergy Project

A priest, a minister and a rabbi walk into a theatre… Two years in the making, SoulOTheatre Artistic Director Tracey Erin Smith’s dream of gathering professional clergy from diverse faiths together to share their stories came true yesterday, when The Soulo Clergy Project gave its debut performance to a sold-out house of friends, family, congregantsContinue reading “Faith, hope & taming dragons in the funny, brave & moving Soulo Clergy Project”

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)!”

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”

A marvelous evening @ Mini-Soulo Festival, ft. Bits & Pieces by Diane Flacks & Katie Ford

Last night’s program for Tracey Erin Smith and SoulOTheatre’s Mini-Soulo Festival at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre was a multipurpose, big fun event that combined theatre fundraiser, love-in and new solo works. Smith played auctioneer throughout the evening, calling out fabulous items that included a ukulele lesson from Jodi Pape (who serenaded us before theContinue reading “A marvelous evening @ Mini-Soulo Festival, ft. Bits & Pieces by Diane Flacks & Katie Ford”

Interview with Diane Flacks & Katie Ford – coming to Mini-Soulo Festival with Bits & Pieces

Coming soon to several theatre spaces around Toronto: Tracey Erin Smith and SoulOTheatre present the Mini-Soulo Festival (Nov 27-30), with workshops at Red Sandcastle Theatre, and performances at Factory Theatre, Panasonic Theatre and Buddies in Bad Times Theatre. Featuring in the Mini-Soulo Festival on Nov 29 at Buddies in Bad Times is a staged readingContinue reading “Interview with Diane Flacks & Katie Ford – coming to Mini-Soulo Festival with Bits & Pieces”

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”