Friday, July 10, 2015

Postering Has Begun! Fringe is Only a Few Days Away...

The tech script is polished and ready for our tech rehearsal.

The posters are up at MTC and the Warehouse (more to be done this weekend in the Exchange).

Just a few days to the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival....

We can't wait!!

Sunday, July 5, 2015

New publicity photos, with our new cast member!

Check out our new publicity photos, now including our newest cast member, Lauren.


The Nurdables are pleased to announce the addition of Lauren Banks to the cast of the show. Lauren was our intrepid stage manager, but her help onstage has become so invaluable she is now officially one of the Nurds!

Please welcome Lauren to the show.

Monday, June 15, 2015

2015 is the Year of the Nurdables!

Hi all:

Looks like the 2015 Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival is almost here and we couldn't be more excited!

Why not channel your inner nerd and join us at The Nurdables--a two-person sketch comedy show featuring our nerdy little favorite things like: spies, zombies, bears, showgirls, The Blues Brothers, bowling, puppets, & more.

Seems like the Nurdables are everywhere--like here:

The Nurdables are taking over!

And here:

And don't forget to find us here:


We hope to see you at Venue 10 - The Planetarium Auditorium on these dates/times:


Sat July 18 11:15pm (*half-price ticket special this one performance only)
Sun July 19 9:15pm
Tue July 21 2pm
Wed July 22 7:45pm
Fri July 24 3:30pm
Sat July 25 5:45pm
Sun July 26 12pm
For tickets, please visit the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival website at:

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Fringe Fest is Here!

Hello fellow Fringers!

Today is the first day of the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival, the weather looks great, the shows look great, the people look...well, great! Okay, so I have to remember not to get too Fringed-out, so I've scheduled a couple days off, but mostly I'll be doing shows, seeing shows (I have my Fringe pass booked), checking out the noon-hour and daily outdoor entertainment, the food vendors, the Exchange shops, cafes, pubs, and of course the beer tent.

I'm looking forward to meeting many of my fellow Fringers in my travels--to hear the latest about how your shows are going, or what shows you recommend, etc.

Today is the first of my Fringe performances of "Cat Ladies, Cougars, & Crones (oh my!)." Show starts at 8:15 p.m. at Venue 5 Son of Warehouse. I'm very proud of my little "Fringe baby" and I hope you stop by and check it out.

Performance and ticket info can be found here:

Remember to stay after and say hello.

Happy Fringing everyone!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

A Little Bit of Shameless Self Promotion

Fringe Fest would not be Fringe Fest without the Jenny Revue.

Here's my little bit of SSP that I just wrote up and sent in to help (hopefully) entice people to the show. (Cue the circus music. I can hear the carnival barker now):


Step right this way folks! Witness one actress portray ten characters in under one hour! Simple math will tell you it’s impossible, but no, wait…yes…it IS possible! Witness unbelievable acts of bravery (in a retirement home), jaw-dropping surprises (scandals, affairs, shocking!), hilariously-timed “burns” (sexy cougar vs. feisty cat lady—who will win?), nail-biting, on-the-edge of your seat…ah heck, it’s “interesting and funny,” “quite engaging,” and has “strong, interesting characters.” Do see for yourself…

"Cat Ladies, Cougars, & Crones (oh my!)"
Venue 5
Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival

Monday, June 13, 2011

Preliminary Reviews (Pre-Fringe)

The writing of "Cat Ladies, Cougars, & Crones (oh my)" began during training at Prairie Theatre Exchange in their Playwriting class (September 2010-April 2011). At the end of the course, the class had an excerpt of their play performed at a public reading on April 4, 2011.

Feedback forms were collected from the audience, and "Cat Ladies..." garnered the following responses:
  • When asked if they would like to see the full play, 88% responded Yes, with a great majority finding the dialogue both realistic and humorous.
Written responses included the following remarks:
  • Interesting and funny.
  • Quite engaging.
  • Serious conversation and in comedy. Good themes, so real.
  • Love the grandmother's dialogue.
  • Liked the tension build with Lisa and Nicole (characters) several times.
  • Strong, interesting characters.
Other comments and suggestions were also taken from this feedback and used to revise and hopefully improve upon the play.