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TEASE

  • A Big City Kitties Production in Association with Crow's Theatre
  • Glenys Marshall, Mei Miyazawa, Lindsay Mullan
  • Lindsay Mullan
  • Mar 13 - Mar 24, 2024
  • Tickets start at $20
  • 90 minutes, no intermission
  • Details
    Returning to Toronto after its sold-out run at Next Stage Festival in 2020, TEASE, a Big City Kitties production in association with Crow’s Theatre, challenges society’s patriarchal views and misogynistic expectations while unflinchingly poking fun at its own “woke” packaging. Combining elements of clown, sketch comedy, improv, and dance, TEASE is as salty as it is sweet in its exploration of sex, politics, and what it means to be a woman in this reimagining of the burlesque comedy genre.
     
    Created and directed by award-winning comedienne Lindsay Mullan, TEASE is a multi-faceted theatrical experience that entertains with humour and sex appeal while managing to surprise audiences with an underlying heartfelt message.
     
     
    READ THE REVIEWS
     
    “This revolutionary comedy show is funny, smart, instructive, disturbing, brave, joyous, deeply humane, and honest. Everyone needs to see it.”
    Glenn Sumi
     
    “But the most thoughtful part happened when Mullan chose to go beyond...baring her soul in one of the most powerful statements on self-respect I’ve ever heard on stage.”
    Roger Levesque (4.5 stars out of 5) The Edmonton Journal
     
    “All three demonstrate their prowess as they draw out the tensions within burlesque. Mullan’s remarkable vulnerability towards the end stands out as a powerful contrast to the rest of the show...capturing the distinct layers of what it’s like to live inside an objectified body every day.”
    Lisa McKeown (NNNN) Now Magazine
     
    Audience Advisory: nudity, depiction of sexual assault.
     
    MEET THE CAST

     

     

     

    Glenys Marshall - Writer/Performer

    Glenys is a musical comedian born and raised on Anishinaabe Algonquin territory. A graduate from Humber’s Comedy Writing and Performance program, she’s explored many mirth-y mediums, including sketch (The Second City Conservatory), clown (Salford University) and improv (anywhere and everywhere). She co-produces, hosts and stars in her monthly comedy and variety show, Small Fish, which exclusively highlights marginalized performers in her city. She is barreling towards her 13th year with the Canadian Improv Games as a referee, judge, and head trainer in her region. After an unforgettable run with TEASE, she’ll be touring her Fringe show Nuit with Trip the Light Theatre and producing her first full length musical comedy album, Glenys.

         

      Mei Miyazawa - Writer/Performer

    Mei Miyazawa is a Toronto-based music theatre performer. She started her dance training at the age of 3, and studied professionally at Quinte Ballet School of Canada, Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts (pre college), and St. Lawrence College Music Theatre (diploma), among others. Her select theatre credits are: Cabaret as Helga/Dance Captain (Ovation Productions), Chicago as Mona (Wavestage), Cell Block Tango Reimagined (EveryBODY on Stage), and Parade as Swing (Wavestage). She is also a professional heels dancer, singer, film actor, dance teacher, and a choreographer. Mei is beyond excited to be making her debut at Crow’s Theatre with TEASE, and would like to thank her agent Gina, and her family, friends and mentors for their unconditional support.

         

     

    Lindsay Mullan - Creator, Director and Performer

    Lindsay Mullan is a Canadian Comedy Award-nominated and Canadian Podcasting Award-winning actor, improvisor, instructor, podcaster, producer, and creator. She is an alumnus of the Second City Toronto Mainstage, an alumnus of the internationally-acclaimed improvisation theatre Loose Moose, and a graduate of the Mount Royal University Theatre Arts Acting Program. Lindsay has worked as a performer for almost two decades in various mediums (Theatre, Film, Television, Web, and Podcasting). As an artist she strives to create original and truthful work that tickles the funny bone and pulls at the heartstrings. Lindsay is currently based in Toronto. lindsaymullan.com Instagram: @lindsomullo

     

     

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  • The Team

    CAST

    • Glenys Marshall - Performer
    • Mei Miyazawa - Performer
    • Lindsay Mullan - Performer

    CREATIVE

    • Lindsay Mullan - Creator, Writer, Choreographer, and Director
    • Glenys Marshall - Co-creator, Choreographer
    • Mei Miyazawa - Co-creator, Choreographer
    • Gabriel Gonçalves - Choreographer
    • Dana Thody - Choreographer
    • Janelle Joy Hince - Costume Designer
    • Charlie Quinn - Costume Accessories
    • Mathilda Kane - Lighting Designer
    • Sam Gaetz - Photographer
    • Patricia Rose - Photographer
    • Liam Grue - Videographer
    • Nigil Vazquez - Video Editor
    • Marisa Interrante - Poster Designer
    • Sophi Murias - Stage Manager
    • Emma Jo Conlin - Assistant Stage Manager
    • Emma Westray - Producer