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redsandcastleSOULO THEATRE FESTIVAL - The Festival Within the Festival! 

VENUE: The Red Sandcastle Theatre, 922 Queen St. E.

Artistic Director – Tracey Erin Smith

Featuring a powerhouse lineup of some of North America’s best One-Person Shows. Also a topnotch series of panels and workshops with experts in the art and business of solo theatre. www.soulo.ca

 

 

SOULO THEATRE FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

 

A Little Potato and Hard to Peel  ◊  David Harrell

Thursday, May 22, 2014 – 8:00 PM ◊ Purchase Tickets

A universal story about a not so ordinary life. A hilarious and insightful look at living his life without his right hand. David Harrell is an actor, originally from Brunswick, Georgia, now residing in New York City. He was nominated in 2010 for a New York Innovative Theatre award for “Outstanding Solo Performance” and has performed in the One Man Standing Festival, the Greensboro Fringe Festival, United Solo at Theatre Row, and the All For One Festival at the historic Cherry Lane Theatre.

This show is eligible for a 5-show Crawl pass for $50.  To book, please call 416 907-0468.
Sorry, discount is not available on web orders, subject to availability and cannot be combined with other discounts or applied to existing orders. Some shows and events are not eligible for the 5-show Crawl pass, but this one is!

Linda Griffiths Lecture and Q&A

Friday, May 23, 2014 ◊ 5:00 PM ◊ Purchase Tickets

Award winning playwright, actor, producer Linda Griffiths is one of Canada’s ‘originals’, known not only for the quality of her work but for the sheer range of her career.  Ms. Griffiths will give a talk about her experience of creating five original and autobiographical one-woman shows over her amazing career with time for the audience to ask questions after.

This event is eligible for the Soulo Festival Workshop Pass – All five workshops & panels for $50!  Click here for Soulo Festival Workshop Pass

Staying Alive  ◊  Martha Chaves

Friday, May 23, 2014 – 7:00 PM ◊ Purchase Tickets

When she gets news about her mother’s illness, a daughter takes the long way home after many years of estrangement from her family and her past in a tale about love, loss, death and survival. Martha Chaves is a seasoned veteran of the Canadian stand-up comedy scene. She performs around the world in 4 languages and is often seen on TV and film.

This show is eligible for a 5-show Crawl pass for $50.  To book, please call 416 907-0468.
Sorry, discount is not available on web orders, subject to availability and cannot be combined with other discounts or applied to existing orders. Some shows and events are not eligible for the 5-show Crawl pass, but this one is!

The Road Less Gravelled  ◊  Wanda Carroll

Friday, May 23, 2014 – 9:00 PM ◊ Purchase Tickets

Comic tales of growing up in Conche, Newfoundland.Wanda Carroll is an award winning Newfoundland comedian who has written three fringe shows, toured across Canada, and currently host a monthly comedy show, Women ARE Funny, at the Drake Hotel.

This show is eligible for a 5-show Crawl pass for $50.  To book, please call 416 907-0468.
Sorry, discount is not available on web orders, subject to availability and cannot be combined with other discounts or applied to existing orders. Some shows and events are not eligible for the 5-show Crawl pass, but this one is! 

Creating & Touring Solo Shows – Panel

With Sandra Shamas, Michael Wolk, David Harrell, Deb Filler & Christel Bartelse

Saturday, May 24, 2014 ◊ 1:00 PM ◊ Purchase Tickets

Michael Wolk is the CEO of Gorgeous Entertainment, a New York based film, theater and event production company, and Executive/Artistic Director of the All For One Theater Festival, which is dedicated to solo theater performance, development, education and advocacy.

Sandra Shamas is a writer, performer, producer, farmer, and natural blonde.

Christel Bartelse  is an actor, writer, comedian, teacher and 4-time Canadian Comedy Award Nominee.

Deb Filler is an award-winning international solo performer and instructor at Brown University.

David Harrell is a New York City based solo performer and the opening night show for SOULO Theatre Festival 2014.

This event is eligible for the Soulo Festival Workshop Pass – All five workshops & panels for $50!  Click here for Soulo Festival Workshop Pass

Selling your Solo! ◊ Marketing & Networking Panel & Workshop

Saturday, May 24, 2014 ◊ 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM ◊ Purchase Tickets

With:  Marsha Shandur, Debra Bennett, Tracey Erin Smith

Marsha Shandur helps people who are brilliant at what they do, but not getting the success they deserve, find their ideal raving fans. Through her business Yes Yes Marsha, she shows them how to build key relationships by doing networking that’s actually FUN.  www.yesyesmarsha.com

Debra Bennett helps creative people make money. She’s widened and deepened revenue streams for CBC, TVO, TIFF and many others through marketing, sales, sponsorship and intelligent business planning. Debra is a graduate of Soulo Theatre where she performed her short one-woman show – How I Quit Smoking and Learned Kaddish.

Tracey Erin Smith helps performers, both first-time and seasoned professionals, bring their life stories to the stage. She is the founder of Soulo Theatre and Soulo Theatre Festival and an award-winning solo performer in Canada and New York City.

This event is eligible for the Soulo Festival Workshop Pass – All five workshops & panels for $50!  Click here for Soulo Festival Workshop Pass

SOULO Salon  ◊  Four Amazing 10-minute solo shorts

Saturday, May 24, 2014 – 5:30 PM ◊ Purchase Tickets

Tantoo Cardinal has played roles in many notable films and television series, including Spirit BayDances with WolvesBlack RobeLegends of the FallSmoke Signals andNorth of 60. In 2009, she was made a Member of the Order of Canada “for her contributions to the growth and development of Aboriginal performing arts in Canada, as a screen and stage actress, and as a founding member of the Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company”

Terrence Bryant is an award-winning actor. His recent credits include: Terre Haute (winner of the Spotlight Award for Outstanding Performance Summerworks 2012), Soulo (2102 Fringe Festival), The Dining Room (Campbell House Museum), The Refugee Hotel (Almeda Theatre Company), My Fellow Creatures (Theatre Passe Muraille). Film and TV credits include: Crash and Burn, This is Wonderland, Degrassi: The Next Generation, Warehouse 13, Murdock Mysteries, Covert Affairs, and Cracked.

Sara Armstrong is an up and coming solo performer who trained at The Second City and has performed at Summerworks and the Tarragon Theatre.

Sean Towgood is criminology and justice student, a stand up comedian and up and coming solo performer.  Sean can be seen in this summer’s premier production ofWounded Soldiers at 4th Line Theatre.

This show is eligible for a 5-show Crawl pass for $50.  To book, please call 416 907-0468.
Sorry, discount is not available on web orders, subject to availability and cannot be combined with other discounts or applied to existing orders. Some shows and events are not eligible for the 5-show Crawl pass, but this one is!

House Full of Cake  ◊  Sage Tyrtle

Saturday, May 24, 2014 – 7:00 PM ◊ Purchase Tickets

Fairy tales gave six-year-old Sage an escape from a difficult reality, but it’s a fairy tale that threatens to destroy her adult life. Sage Tyrtle‘s stories have been featured on CBC and NPR, and she’ll be appearing at “Late and Hot” on April 5 as part of the Toronto Storytelling Festival.

This show is eligible for a 5-show Crawl pass for $50.  To book, please call 416 907-0468.
Sorry, discount is not available on web orders, subject to availability and cannot be combined with other discounts or applied to existing orders. Some shows and events are not eligible for the 5-show Crawl pass, but this one is! 

Brotherhood: A Hip Hopera  ◊  Sébastien Heins

Saturday, May 24, 2014 – 8:30 PM ◊ Purchase Tickets

Directed by Adam Lazarus. A Hip Hopera that tells the story of pro Hip Hop and R&B brothers, their breaking apart, and epic reunion. Equal parts comic and tragic. “I could watch this guy move all night.” – Charlebois Post.  Sébastien Heins is a recent graduate of the National Theatre School, a member of Outside the March Theatre Company, and recipient of the Best Emerging Artist Award for his performance of Brotherhood: The Hip Hopera at the world’s largest solo show festival in New York City.

This show is eligible for a 5-show Crawl pass for $50.  To book, please call 416 907-0468.
Sorry, discount is not available on web orders, subject to availability and cannot be combined with other discounts or applied to existing orders. Some shows and events are not eligible for the 5-show Crawl pass, but this one is! 

SOULO All Stars  ◊  Returning graduates from SOULO Theatre!

Saturday, May 24, 2014 – 10:00 PM ◊ Purchase Tickets       

Zabrina Chevannes  ◊  Zabrina’s comedy has been featured in the cream of comedy and the George Strombolopolous show that has aired on The Comedy Network, CBC and Teletoons. After Zabrina was Nominated for The Tim Sims Award in 2008 she has been travelling between Canada and the U.S. performing Comedy at various Clubs, festivals and Private shows. she most recently has opened for amazing international acts such as Godfrey, Ron Josol, and Filipe Esparza. Recently Zabrina has been performing around the Storytelling circuit in toronto. In 2012 she performed at the Festival of Oral literatures and has been sharing her stories to audiences ever since.

Chris Gibbs  ◊  British-born comedian Chris Gibbs began his performance career in 1991, working as an acrobat on the streets of London. He’s toured extensively as a stand-up comedian and improviser, written and performed five hit, award-winning one-man shows, was a regular guest on NBC’s comedy series ‘Howie Do It’, has played at the Just For Laughs and the Winnipeg Comedy Festivals, starred in the Canadian indie feature ‘Run Robot Run,’ and is even a published author.

Shelley Marshall  ◊  Named “Best New Discovery” by Now Magazine, Shelley has toured 11 countries with her Stand Up performance, has performed as the opening act of Puppetry of the Penis including Off Broadway.  Her award winning production of “Hold Mommy’s Cigarette” has played to sold out crowds in Toronto and abroad and earned her “Best Theatre Production” in her home town of Hamilton, Shelley als
o received a “Best Female Stand Up” in Canada nomination by the Canadian Comedy Awards.

Christopher Sawchyn  ◊  An award- winning artist, is a classically trained actor, physical comedian, vocalist & dancer. Offstage, a teacher/director/ choreographer. Has been a member/co-creator with several accomplished companies, working nationally &abroad.Currently creating solo show/cabaret as well as collaborations with several artists Watch for him in Tracey’s “Memento Mori”, and a slice from his work-in- progress “Coward” at the Lab Cab Fest!

This show is eligible for a 5-show Crawl pass for $50.  To book, please call 416 907-0468.
Sorry, discount is not available on web orders, subject to availability and cannot be combined with other discounts or applied to existing orders. Some shows and events are not eligible for the 5-show Crawl pass, but this one is!

Masterclass Showing  ◊  Tracey Erin Smith’s Masterclass struts their stuff!

Sunday, May 25, 2014 – 11:00 AM – 12:30pm ◊ Purchase Tickets

Six students present excerpts from their freshly minted solo shows.

SOULO Theatre Introductory Workshop ◊ with Tracey Erin Smith

Sunday, May 25th, 2014 ◊  1:00pm-2:30pm ◊ Purchase Tickets

All levels of experience welcome to come and learn what’s involved in putting your own stories on the stage, using the the interactive and much loved SOULO Theatre Method!  Could be one of the most fun hour & half’s you ever had.

“Tracey’s workshop has been an absolute gift.  Her passion, integrity, instinct and raw talent has enabled me to know myself in many new extraordinary ways.  Her love of her students and her work is what propels everyone forward and for that I am forever grateful.” ~ Mckenzie Scott

This event is eligible for the Soulo Festival Workshop Pass – All five workshops & panels for $50!  Click here for Soulo Festival Workshop Pass

SOULO MIO ◊ Using Humour to Share Our Darker (and Lighter) Tales – Workshop

With Deb Filler   ~  Sunday, May 25, 2014 ◊ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM ◊ Purchase Tickets

A two hour solo-show creation workshop with international performer and teacher, Deb Filler.DEB FILLER is an internationally acclaimed solo performer, teacher and a Helen Hayes Award nominee.  She has been playwright-in-residence at several theatre companies including the Adirondak Theatre Festival, Buddies In Bad Times Theatre and is a member of the Usual Suspects Playwrights Lab at New York Theatre Workshop. Deb is currently developing a new two-character show called, ‘My German Roots Are Showing’ and is a guest teacher at Brown University.

This event is eligible for the Soulo Festival Workshop Pass – All five workshops & panels for $50!  Click here for Soulo Festival Workshop Pass

Everything But the Cat…  ◊  Adrianna Prosser

Sunday, May 25, 2014 – 7:00 PM ◊ Purchase Tickets
Everything But The Cat follows the character She through a year of bereavement. Her brother commits suicide at the same time her live-in boyfriend decides to break up with her. Dealing with two very different types of loss, She goes through the steps of bereavement as a suicide survivor before the audience.  Adrianna Prosser is an actor/playwright/geek who is excited to take her solo show about bereavement  www.everythingbutthecat.net on the road!

This show is eligible for a 5-show Crawl pass for $50.  To book, please call 416 907-0468.
Sorry, discount is not available on web orders, subject to availability and cannot be combined with other discounts or applied to existing orders. Some shows and events are not eligible for the 5-show Crawl pass, but this one is! 

JOE – The Perfect Man  ◊  Rachelle Elie

Sunday, May 25, 2014 – 9:00 PM ◊ Purchase Tickets

After losing his job, Joe’s passion to play all the lead roles in “The Scottish Play” explodes to the surface.  Soon after, he happens upon a “Macbeth Open Call Audition” and sees it as his one chance to fulfill his destiny.  Through ridiculous failures and missed attempts at brilliance, he stumbles through the opportunity of a lifetime.  A non-stop, uproarious, ride through conformity, rebellion and Macbeth. Rachelle Elie won an Outstanding Comedy Award at The Ottawa Fringe Festival for her original one woman show JOE: The Perfect Man, she is also a visual artist and a mother of two fabulous guys!

This show is eligible for a 5-show Crawl pass for $50.  To book, please call 416 907-0468.
Sorry, discount is not available on web orders, subject to availability and cannot be combined with other discounts or applied to existing orders. Some shows and events are not eligible for the 5-show Crawl pass, but this one is!