Toronto Fringe: Reaching back & out to overcome loneliness in the entertaining, heart-wrenching The Big House

Tracey Erin Smith. Set and lighting design by Steve Lucas. Photo by Dahlia Katz.   There’s nothing like a family dinner to bring out the best and the worst in us; and maybe even an insight or two on the nature of loneliness. SOULO Theatre founder/A.D. Tracey Erin Smith takes us on her deepest, most personalContinue reading “Toronto Fringe: Reaching back & out to overcome loneliness in the entertaining, heart-wrenching The Big House”

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Toronto Fringe: An intersectional heart-to-heart on the state of manhood in the candid, funny, brave We The Men

Sunday Muse, Mercy Cherian, Rachel Brophy & Sundance Nagrial. Photo by Dahlia Katz. Sam’s having the guys over at his cottage—and we’re all invited! The back room stage of the Cadillac Lounge is transformed into the living room of Sam’s cottage as Soulo Theatre takes us behind the scenes of a heart-to-heart gathering on the stateContinue reading “Toronto Fringe: An intersectional heart-to-heart on the state of manhood in the candid, funny, brave We The Men”

Toronto Fringe: Love, joy & taming dragons in the funny, frank, moving The Clergy Project

A rabbi, a minister and a priest walk into a theatre… Happy Fringe, guys! I started my Toronto Fringe adventures with the opening of Soulo Theatre’s production of The Clergy Project, directed by Tracey Erin Smith, which played to a sold-out house and a standing ovation last night at First Narayever Congregation. It’s no secretContinue reading “Toronto Fringe: Love, joy & taming dragons in the funny, frank, moving The Clergy Project”

Grit, determination & a love affair with the speed bag in the funny, moving, inspiring Newsgirl

Savoy Howe in Newsgirl—photo by Dahlia Katz Tracey Erin Smith and Soulo Theatre celebrated the 5th anniversary of the Soulo Theatre Festival, opening this year’s fest with an Opening Night Gala presentation of Savoy Howe’s Newsgirl. With direction and dramatury by Soulo Theatre A.D. Smith, Newsgirl ran for one night only at the Toronto NewsgirlsContinue reading “Grit, determination & a love affair with the speed bag in the funny, moving, inspiring Newsgirl”

Coming soon: SOULO Theatre pop-up show The Return of Superlady!

Hey, kids! A new superhero is coming to town. It’s Superlady! A pop-up show hosted by SOULO Theatre presents a new dark comedy (with hints of light): The Return of Superlady. Written by Katie Ford and directed by Anita La Selva, the show features Tracey Erin Smith, Christopher Sawchyn, Caitlin B. Driscoll and Savoy Howe.Continue reading “Coming soon: SOULO Theatre pop-up show The Return of Superlady!”

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”

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)!”