Photos from Fem Fest 2018 Opening Night Cabaret

Thanks to Janet Shum.

There’s more, but I whittled it down to just these.


Whistler Film Fest!

  • Excites to discover that Into Invisible Light is in the Whistler Film Festival.
  • I also can’t wait to see Nomis when it trickles it’s way to Winnipeg.
  • I attended the Closing Night Of Fem Fest tonight. I’ve said this to Hope McIntyre in that I’ve never seen a bad show during the festival. I’ve been supportive because I like the shows. I love watching theatre as much as I love performing in it. It’s been the goal of theatres that present underrepresented voices to make the rest of us part of the norm, to be heard like everybody else. In my lifetime, there’ll always be Womenโ€™s theatre, Black theatre, etc. There’ll always be something to say by people who aren’t being heard, by those who have been ignored, dismissed, ridiculed, objectified, and even abused. There’ll always be theatre that I’ll participate in that needs a woman, a black persons, a black woman, or anything I haven’t played yet that’ll stretch my acting muscle.
  • I look forward to more theatre, film, television, commercials, improv, puppet theatre, and basically entertaining the masses through Sarasvati productions.

We Had a Blast Last Night!

Last night, I performed for the second time, my “FAQ About My Dreadlocks”, along with several other performers, to open Fem Fest 2018. I’ve performed for this spectacular festival in the past and regret seeing only a handful of shows. I wished I’d seen every single show of this festival throughout the years of its existence, but you can’t see everything.

Or can you?

Anyway, met some familiar and new people in the show, heard some entertaining bits through the PA system blasting into the Green room and loved posing for this selfie video.

I always hope to see these people in future productions, that our paths will cross again, that I’ll point to them and proudly proclaim that I’ve worked with them.

I’m looking forward to the rest of this year’s festival.

Thank You, Timon Of Athens

  • Sarah Constible: Seeing your work in the past, working alongside you, then getting to know you was a joy, a delight and all around educational experience. Glad to catch the keys, to be clutched by you and to be refreshed by my own drink from you are just a few my hi-lights.
  • Andrea del Campo: Sparring with you as the poet and Lucullus are also favourite memories of mine. Walking away from the charity function scene, quietly improvising, was one of my favourite moments! I loved your presence, your humour and your style. I can’t wait to work with you again!
  • Brittany Hunter: Watching you take over the role of Flavius and soar like you have, you have more talent in your young career than I’ve acquired in all the decades I’ve been in this business. I’m just amazed that you didn’t spike our drinks! Maybe next time. ๐Ÿ˜‰
  • Julie Lumsden: Thank you for being the painter to my poet. The hi-light of the show was hearing you sing Barcarolle everyday. So often I’m hearing what a pistol you are, and your quick wit filled the green room everyday. Don’t ever lose that.
  • Hera Nalam: You wore so many hats, so many costumes, and you sang! Thanks for being the Lucillius to my Lucullus! It was a privilege to work with you.
  • Claire Thรฉrรจse: Thanks for the rides, the Slurpee runs and your fantastic mind! Thanks for playing with me while singing!
  • Toni Reimer: Finally we get to work together! Having met you through acting workshops, it was an honour to finally share the stage with you. I felt like I was in the presence of the future Prime Minister, What, with you in that red suit! I’ll never forget the way you entered and our reaction to it.
  • Melanie Whyte: Oh my, what a lovely human being you truly are. Our walks after our last scene together were one of my favourite moments! Thanks for always checking in with me about my role. It was an honour to escort you onto the stage everyday. ๐Ÿ˜‰
  • Nino Cruz, Davin Furtado & Shamik Guirguis: Most of the time, we saw the backs of you. I hope you never get tired of people screaming with delight over you. You entertained the audiences but you graced us with your presence, your personalities and your smooth moves! ๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿฝ
  • Michelle Boulet: I loved your version of the play! I’m so glad you saw me in Storefront Church and brought me in to audition for Shakespeare! I’m so grateful to have had this chance to wrestle with the poet and Lucullus! Thank you for everything!
  • Toby Hughes & Kelly Rae Jenken: Your input and your working with me on lines were so valuable to me. I only hope this isn’t the last time we work together.
  • Daina Leitold: Thanks for making me look good and your spirit!
  • Sofia Costantini: From You Kill Me to Shakespeare, we’ve worked in great productions. And I hope we cross paths again.
  • Christopher Brauer: Your expertise in dialect and your advice was extremely helpful! You’re a valuable resource.
  • Steve Vande Vyvere, Cari Simpson, Katie Schmidt & Katie Robinson Hoppa: You had our backs, you were there for us, your support and your creativity were felt. You dressed us, propped us and made sure we had our s#%& together.
  • Michael Duggan: From the rehearsals to the performances, you have been nothing but professional and kind.
  • Keith Cadieux: Always a joy to see your smiling face on the grounds everyday. Thank you for your tireless work behind the scenes.
  • Volunteers: Thank you for being there for us and for your wonderful faces out there!
  • Lara Rae: Thank you for your support, your company and the great talkback you did for us.

It goes without saying, but I hope to work with y’all again in the future!