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And… another Dusty Shoes showing!

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, you have another chance to experience Dusty Shoes this Saturday night, September 12th at 8pm!

And, “Madame Rouge” and me have another opportunity to have fun with you. Saturday’s show will also offer you an opportunity to ask me questions during a talk back post show. We can discuss the actor/writer process, the content of the show, the duality of two languages (there is a gentle amount of French in the piece) or even talk about your own reactions during certain key moments during the show.

As a performing artist, I depend on audiences to complete my creative process. Without you, my art lies dormant. You are key. You are the reason I’m there.

Want to join me in a theatrical conversation that will definitely engage you? And, who knows… maybe you’ll be the one who receives a chocolate from Madame Rouge during the show!

Vive le theatre!

Poster Dusty Shoes September 2015

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Electricity, EEK! & Edmonton…

Take two.

I happily finished my blog post for Dusty Shoes minutes ago, in a café, links, pictures and all. Then it disappeared. And, I forgot to save it to word.

Never again. (Of course, it was my most brilliant post! Ha!)

Time constraints now force me to summarize.

Made it to Edmonton safely via Suzie, my Suzuki, after a harrowing last four hours of torrential rain, black highways, low beams, and a massive electrical storm that had me… Continue reading Electricity, EEK! & Edmonton…

Resting is over, dear Thespian!

Indeed!

I had my time “off” between the two Fringes and now I’m gearing up for the Mammoth Edmonton Fringe Festival that launches with a Fringe Parade on the eve of August 15th! My first show is the day after at 2:45pm on Friday the 16th.

My “break time” felt odd. I felt slightly lost, I admit. Prior to the Regina Fringe… Continue reading Resting is over, dear Thespian!

Regina… wrapped!

A little overdue, this post.

But, I did take a well needed week off  of “computering” and the show. We took a leisurely time driving back from Regina to Vancouver. Had a few fun stops along the way. Rodeos, resting, re-uniting with family and friends, breathing in mountain air, picking cherries, eating el fresco, and coming back with fruit with which to make jam!

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Yes… we did it! And, our last show at 1:30 on Sunday was a rewarding standing ovation. To have a standing ovation for … Continue reading Regina… wrapped!

Reviews do help… get bums in seats!

Dusty Shoes had a nice review today from Sabrina Cataldo, a Regina Fringe Festival reviewer.

Thought I’d share it with you:

“A mini-review of DUSTY SHOES by Fringe social media liaison Sabrina Cataldo:

Dusty Shoes is a hidden gem of this year’s fringe. The colourful and outlandish Madame Rouge interacts with the audience and draws us in from the very beginning with her humour and larger-than-life presence. We soon learn that this buffoon character is the “inner voice from a past life” of Trilby Jeeves, a woman who must come to terms with… Continue reading Reviews do help… get bums in seats!

Ice broken, Stage Stomped… and Opened!

It is already day two of the Regina Fringe Festival and I can hardly believe we opened last night. Dusty Shoes….is…. open! We had our “World Premiere” to an intimate, eager, fun audience last night. And, they liked it. Whew. In fact, they loved it.

Fringe tickets

How was I feeling? Before the show, I was a mix of calm, excitement, disbelief, worry, shallow breaths, deeper breaths, and eventually, a feeling of “just go tell them the story”. And, that is what I focused on.

Was the critic anywhere near me, trying to deke me out? Oh yes… Continue reading Ice broken, Stage Stomped… and Opened!

Happy Canada Day!

Happy Canada Day to all fellow Canadians!! The sun is shining and summer has riZ! (and Happy Day to all who are NOT Canadian… you are today!)

Canadian shoeSThings are a brewin’ for our Dusty Shoes Fundraiser on Tuesday evening at the Shark Club in Vancouver. Hope you can make it! Tickets are 10.00$ and all proceeds go to supporting the Dusty Shoe’s team. Vive les arts that make you think, and laugh!

Dust off your favourite, funkiest shoes, bring a pair to donate to our charity shoe drive, and be prepared to see some bouffons, and a very special unveiling of Madame Rouge, Trilby’s bouffon, with her sister musical bouffons…. Shhh… it’s a surprise!

An update blog post soon to follow! (whew… rehearsals are going well.. )