Save The Date! I have Fall Shows!

Alright, I’ve accepted it – summer is over. It’s time to get back to putting my nose in books and make fun of them, because we need some laughter to distract us from the dystopia we are living in.

 

I haven’t chosen my bad book for the next Say Wha?! so if you have any recommendations I’d love to hear them! See you on Main Street!

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SAY WHA?! READINGS OF DELICIOUSLY ROTTEN WRITING
Funny people. Bad books. 
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Cottage Bistro, 4468 Main Street, Vancouver, BC
SHOW 8-10 PM
$10 at the door, cash only
Featuring:
Brent Hirose
Julianne Hoyak
Jessica Pigeau
Julia Stretch

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TEEN ANGST NIGHT
You held on to those old notebooks for a reason: to share them. 
Friday, November 9, 2018
Fox Cabaret, 2321 Main Street
DOORS: 7 PM
SHOW 8-10 PM
$10 in advance, $15 at the door

Regular Shows Would Kill for These Kinds of Laughs

Tonight I’ll be joined by five of Vancouver’s funniest people for Say Wha?!

Join us at the Cottage Bistro (Main and 29 ave) at 8 PM for a night (ok, 2 hours) of terrible books made into jokes and satire.

Bring your book club, bring your friends, or bring that dude you met online twice whose sense of humour you’re not sure about to test his judgement.

It’s only $10 for a show the Georgia Straight remarked, “regular shows would kill for these kinds of laughs.”

What are you waiting for? Netflix will be there when you get home & these books will never be read again.

This Event Will Impress The Cool People in Your Life

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Hey Vancouver,

Are you looking for a low-key Monday night event to take your Tinder match on a second date to to test their sense of humour, Vancouver?

Are you hoping to break out of your book club humdrum but still want some book action?

Maybe you’re just free next Monday and are looking for something fun to do?

Well… I have a show for you!

Funny people read from (and take the piss out of) the worst books they can find at Say Wha?! Readings of Deliciously Rotten Writing. 

Monday, April 16, 2018

Cottage Bistro, 4470 Main Street, Vancouver, BC
Show: 8-10 PM
Tickets: $10 at the door (cash only)
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Featured readers:
Ed Hill
Gary Jones
Lauren McGibbon
Megan Phillips
Justine Warrington
Kristy Woollam

What people have said about Say Wha?! 

“At $10 at the door, Say Wha?! is a steal for a great night out.”  – VanCityBuzz
“But is it real comedy? It most certainly is. People love to laugh and there are many routes to arrive at that destination. Is it traditional? It most certainly is not. It’s not what the average person envisions when they think of comedy. But regular shows would kill for these kinds of laughs.” – The Georgia Straight

As Vancouver continues to emerge as a leader in the present and future of writing on the world stage—via publications like Poetry is Dead and One Cool Word and events held by the Vancouver Book Club, the Robson Reading Series and the Vancouver International Writers Festival, to name a few, the Say Wha?! series offers an important and perfectly Canadian contribution to the scene: “Quit taking yourselves so seriously.” – Granville Mag

“I like it when the definition of “theatre” gets stretched. That’s what Sara Bynoe’s doing…I gut laughed the whole evening. So did the rest of the audience. It was a full house. It always is.” –  TJ Dawe 

Life Upon The Wicked Stage

I am very #grateful and #blessed to have booked a few commercials this past year. It gave me a cushion to be able to take some time off my joe-jobs so I could dedicate my nights to theatre – aka The Wicked Stage
I auditioned for and got parts in not one but two short theatre festivals which are happening this month. March 16-18 I’ll be in a comedic play as part of the Brave New Play Rites Festival at Studio 1398 on Granville Island. Then the following week, March 21-24, I’ll be in a more dramatic piece in the Pull Festival at Little Mountain. I’m so, so excited to be a part of these shows. I had a blast at The Chair Series and it reminded me of how much I love being on stage playing a character. So go get your tickets before they sell out!
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Brave New Play Rites
Students from UBC’s creative writing program (MFA and BFA) have written short plays and I get to act in one of them. I’m playing Jane, a housewife in the 1960s, in a play called The Blank Page which is about gender roles and comic books.
It’s in Program 4.
Performances:
Fri Mar 16th, 2018 7:30pm
Sat Mar 17th, 2018 2:00pm
Sun Mar 18th, 2018 7:30pmStudio 1398, Granville Island

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Pull Festival VII
SpeakEasy Theatre presents the Seventh Annual Pull Festival! Vancouver’s 10-Minute Play Festival running March 21 – 24th at Little Mountain Gallery (195 E26th Ave).The Pull Festival is an annual play Festival featuring a repertoire of seven ten-minute plays. Pull seeks out original, un-produced plays from Vancouver based playwrights and along with its artistic team, produces, develops, dramaturges and supports the presentation of these new works.

I’m in this show:
Real Company by Jessica Harvey
When human relationships are commodified, is it possible to truly connect?

GET YOUR TIX NOW. THIS FEST IS ALREADY HALF SOLD OUT!

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Don’t Sleep On This Show!

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A few months ago, local author and all around delightful woman, Chelsea Rooney wrote this lovely tweet/ endorsement of Teen Angst Night. It warmed my heart to have her share her thoughts and feelings about a show I adore with all my soul – a show that will not die, because it’s just so much fun and people keep showing up for it.

The next Teen Angst Night tomorrow! Wednesday, March 14 at the Cottage Bistro. Show starts promptly at 8 PM and will finish before 10 PM. Tickets are $10 at the door – partial proceeds go to charity.

Check out the Facebook event and see if your friends are going.

Don’t sleep on it anymore!

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What is “The Chair”?

It sounds ominous doesn’t it? THE. CHAIR.

It’s pretty simple. There are 8 actors on stage and one chair. The actors take turns sharing a monologue which was written for them by John McGie. There are no props and no costumes. It’s bare bones theatre.

John asked the actors to give him one word and he would write a monologue inspired by that word and the very little (or a lot, as the case may be) he knew about us.

My words were Anticipation and Connection. I have two comedic pieces I’m very excited to share with you. And check out all the other talented actors I get to do a show with! (full bios on the ticket site and facebook event).

Get your tickets soon this place has a limited capacity.

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Advance Tickets $15
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Check Me Out On Stage This February

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VFS Sketch – The Sketch Files

Tuesday, February 13
VFS Cafe
Doors: 7:30
$5 at the door
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Reason why you should attend: I play a half-goose half-woman in one sketch.

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Shirley Gnome’s Unconventional Romance Variety Show

Thursday, February 15
The Rickshaw Theatre
Doors at 7 PM
Advance Tickets $10

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Reason why you should attend: Valentine’s day sucks and this will cheer you up.

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Saturday, February 24
VFS Cafe
Doors 7:30 PM
Advance Tickets $15
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Reason why you should attend:  When was the last time you saw me act? I’m performing two monologues that were written just for me.