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A Little Potato and Hard to Peel  ◊  David Harrell

Opening Night: 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.




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.


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.




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.


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.


Brotherhood: A Hip Hopera  ◊  Sébastien Heins

Saturday, May 24, 2014 – 9:00 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.


SOULO All Stars  ◊  Returning graduates from SOULO Theatre!

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

Zabrina Chevannes   Chris Gibbs  Shelley Marshall  Christoper Sawchyn

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!




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.


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 on the road!

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!







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