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”

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)!”

Progress is coming! Final, revised lineup announced for international fest of performance & ideas Feb 4-15

SummerWorks announced the updated lineup for the inaugural SummerWorks/Theatre Centre production of Progress: an International Festival of Performance and Ideas, running February 4-15 at The Theatre Centre. Progress is curated by SummerWorks, The Theatre Centre, Why Not Theatre, Volcano Theatre, Videofag, FADO Performance Art Centre, Dancemakers, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre and Canada’s National ArtsContinue reading “Progress is coming! Final, revised lineup announced for international fest of performance & ideas Feb 4-15”

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”

Interview with Kat Leonard & Arlene Paculan on WonderFest 2014 event

Kat Leonard and Arlene Paculan are both amazing solo artists in their own right. Together, they are Musedy Tag Team and half of the Four Winds Collective (with Heather Hill and Meghan Morrison), performing music with heart and humour, and they are the force behind LMG Productions, spreading empowerment through art through their Wonder Women,Continue reading “Interview with Kat Leonard & Arlene Paculan on WonderFest 2014 event”

Interview with actor/writer & Red Sandcastle Theatre impressaria Rosemary Doyle

Earlier this month, I had the big wacky fun pleasure of attending Red Sandcastle Theatre’s annual holiday musical panto #DICKWHITFORMAYOR and his …Cat (you can read that blog post here), and it dawned on me that theatre owner/A.D. Rosemary Doyle would be an excellent interview subject for the blog. Actor/playwright/theatre impressaria Rosemary Doyle runs RedContinue reading “Interview with actor/writer & Red Sandcastle Theatre impressaria Rosemary Doyle”