Category Archives: Performer

actor, musician, singer

Rebel Women

I do a lot of community theatre. My latest show is Rebel Women, a play about the Suffragette Movement in England about a hundred years ago. Its creator is Joan Bryans, Vancouver historian, playwright, actor, and director.

I have several roles, the most interesting being Mrs. Jessie Payne, an East London housewife, landlady to Sylvia Pankhurst, and hard worker. In this photo of a Suffragette deputation to visit Prime Minister Asquith in June 1914, she’s fourth from the left.

London Town Walks shares this information about this East Londoner:

Jessie Payne then told of her terrible life as a sweated worker; a cigarette packer in a factory where she had earned less than a shilling a day. Men had been allowed time read more

Karin Plato’s July Jazz Summit

I’ve been immersed in learning to sing Jazz with Karin Plato since Wednesday and I’m shedding layers of classical vocal training and dropping gestures from musical theatre. Right now, I’m feeling rather raw, so anything can happen this evening!

Come by the Cottage Bistro on Main Street for two hours of fabulous jazz with Karin and friends tonight at 8 p.m. We’re going to … step out with our funny valentines, dance cheek read more

Christina Lunden and Casting Crown’s “Thrive” Song

Yesterday, I received a compelling email from Christina Lunden, teacher and guide for lightworkers, to listen to her “BEST Angel Soul Teaching … ever shared. It is called, ‘You Deserve to Thrive!'” It’s currently the second recording here and you can download it to your own computer and listen to it again and again.

She’s been listening to a song recorded by Casting Crowns called “Thrive” read more

Toning and Chanting for World Peace is Just Five Days Away!

I’m so thrilled that I have been able to connect with two other Vancouver graduates from Jonathan Goldman’s Sound Healing Intensive and they are able to come to my “Toning and Chanting for World Peace” event this Saturday, September 21, at 1:30 in the Labyrinth in the St. Paul’s Anglican Church Hall.

One of these lovely sound healers is Brigitta Rabold of Swiss Spiritual Healing & Coaching; the other is Jollean Wingrave. Come and meet these wonderful healers and read more

Toning and Chanting for Peace in the Labyrinth in Vancouver’s West End

Join me on Global Peace Day – Saturday September 21 – for an afternoon of toning and chanting in the Labyrinth in the West End of Vancouver.

From 1:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. on Saturday September 21, I will be leading us in many of the “soundercises” I experienced at Jonathan Goldman’s 2013 Sound Healing Intensive; I’ll be sharing much of the wisdom I learned there; and together read more

Murder on the Nile

Murder        Mystery           Metro
Opening this week
Agatha Christie’s
Murder on the Nile
Opens Friday Feb 16 running through March 16
Board a paddle steamer on the Nile, meet an interesting mixture of characters from all walks of life, witness violent death and multiple suspects….

Murder on the Nile is sure to live up to fans’ expectations!
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Murder on the Nile
Imagine the dismay of Simon Mostyn and his new bride, the fabulously wealthy read more

An Afternoon of Parlour Entertainment

Have you ever passed by Roedde House at 1415 Barclay Street in Vancouver’s West End. Or perhaps even taken one of their Sunday afternoon tours?

On Sunday February 26 between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., you will have the opportunity to join a small group of visitors who will have tea, a tour, and an Afternoon of Parlour Entertainment, as per the turn of the century. I don’t mean the turn of the 20th Century into the 21st; I mean the turn of the 19th Century into the 20th. Roedde House was built read more