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Toronto: Mirvish presents The Second City’s all-female revue “She The People” February 4-9
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
The future is here and it’s female! The ladies of The Second City return with SHE THE PEOPLE, the sketch show entirely created, designed, and performed by the fearlessly funny women of The Second City, for everyone to enjoy! This mimosa-and-madness-fueled foray roasts the patriarchy, taking on everything from having it all...to having that sick feeling your government is trying to send you back to the Middle Ages. So get ready to laugh, Toronto as the resistance continues! It’s time for women everywhere to collectively reclaim comedy!
An entirely female, All-Star cast of The Second City Main Stage Alum, SHE THE PEOPLE won the 2018 Canadian Comedy Award for “Best Live Ensemble”. Featuring Tricia Black, Ashley Comeau, Paloma Nuñez, Karen Parker, Ann Pornell and Kirsten Rasmussen, SHE THE PEOPLE is written by Carisa Barreca and Carly Heffernan and the casts of The Second City, and directed by Carly Heffernan.
SHE THE PEOPLE plays one week only, February 4 - 9, 2020 at Toronto’s CAA Theatre. Tickets on sale at www.mirvish.com
ABOUT THE CAST
Tricia Black (Ensemble) Originally from the east coast, Tricia studied improvisation, sketch and musical Improvisation at Second City Toronto & Chicago. She writes, composes and produces original Canadian musicals with her theatre company, Tweed & Company Theatre. She is an ensemble member of the queer sketch show “A Sketch Comedy Extravaganza Eleganza”, it was named one of the Top Five Comedy shows of 2018 by Now Magazine, and won a Canadian Comedy Award for Best Live Production. She can be seen performing as part of The Second City’s 83 Revue, If I Could #Throwback Time. And you may also know her as Jane from that Lotto Max commercial!
Ashley Comeau (Ensemble) is an actor/improviser hailing from Brampton, Ontario. Ashley is a Second City alumna who wrote and starred in three revues which garnered her a Dora nomination and a Canadian Comedy Award nomination. She most recently has won a Canadian Comedy Award for 'Best Love Ensemble' with the cast of She The People. Other accolades include 'Best Female Improviser' from NOW Magazine’s 2015 'Best Of Awards' and ‘Best of the Fest’ at the 2018 Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival with her comedy troupe The Lusty Mannequins. The Lustys have toured Europe, North America and have been to South Africa thrice for the Mama City Improv Festival (which Ashley co-founded!). Select theatre credits include: Little Black Dress The Musical, People Suck, Songbuster: An Improvised Musical, Noises Off & Girls Night Out! She writes, acts and produces for TV and stage now, used to be a tour guide, and almost became a funeral director. That pretty much sums her up. She’s very grateful to you for coming and to everyone who made this happen. Follow her on Twitter here: @ashleycomeau and catch her at Edinburgh Fringe this summer with her show Lusty Mannequins: Uncommonwealth
Paloma Nuñez (Ensemble) Paloma Nuñez is an award-winning Canadian-American actor, writer and director, who has been performing across North America for the past 15 years. Recent theatre credits include: the Canadian Comedy award-winning She The People (Second City), The MAD Show (Theater Aspen), The Wonder Pageant, winner of a Dora Award (Coal Mine Theatre), and Chile Con Carne (Factory Theatre). When she’s not on stage, she’s on your screens! Selected TV/Film credits include: Spotlight, Shazam!, Mouthpiece, Baroness Von Sketch Show (CBC). When Paloma is not acting she spends her time directing and spending time laughing with her wonderful family. She would like to thank her loving husband and her two wonderful/wild sons for all of their support and love. Follow her on Twitter @palomanuñez and on instagram @thepalomanunez More information: palomanunez.com
Karen Parker (Ensemble) Karen is a 4-time Canadian Comedy Award winning/Dora nominated actor and an alumnae of the Second City Toronto Mainstage. She has Assistant Directed two MainStage shows, was Director of the National Touring Company, Family Co. and House Co. She has performed with theatre companies across Canada. Selected film and television credits include: What We Do in The Shadows, TallBoyz, Mrs. America, Designated Survivor, Odd Squad, People of Earth, Baroness Von Sketch Show, Hemlock Grove, Beauty & The Beast, The Firm, Saving Hope and Being Erica. When not performing she is an acting and improv instructor at the Second City Training Centre and Making Box Theatre. Karen also travels the world performing with the Lusty Mannequins most recently at the Edinburgh Festival as well as facilitating corporate improv workshops and has worked with companies such as Royal Bank, Rogers, PWC and Deloitte.
Ann Pornel (Ensemble) Described by the Globe and Mail as “a right hot blast of funny",”Ann Pornel cut her comedy teeth as a regular cast member on Sunday Night Live, a weekly sketch show in Toronto, and continued creating biting satire at the venerated Second City Toronto MainStage where she wrote 3 critically-acclaimed shows. She is a Canadian Comedy Award nominee and winner of the 2017 Entertainer of the Year award from My Entertainment World. Ann’s unique perspectives on diversity, body image and inclusion have garnered her spots at NBC’s Break Out Comedy Festival and Just For Laughs (JFL 42). You can hear Ann as a panelist on CBC’s Because News or see her in Bad Dog Theatre's runaway hit Hook Up, or on award-winning television shows such as Odd Squad, The Baroness Von Sketch Show, and This Hour Has 22 Minutes. Love and thanks to her parents, friends, and all of the Toronto Blue Jays especially Jose Bautista, who isn't even on the team any more but will forever be in her heart. See more from Ann (arguably too much from Ann) on IG: @glampornel or Twitter: @annpornel
Kirsten Rasmussen (Ensemble) is a comedian, actor and director. She directed Extravagana Eleganza the all queer sketch show that won the Canadian Comedy Award for Best Production 2019. She starred in Second City’s She The People which won a 2019 comedy award for Best Ensemble. Kirsten was the assistant director for the most recent Second City Mainstage revue, If I Could #THROWBACK Time. Her other director credits include sketch shows such as Tom Hearn’s Slang, Ian McIntyre’s The Rise and Fall of Data Man, Ajahnis Charley’s Come Thru Kweens and Whiskey Kids Big Dork Energy. Kirsten’s solo sketch show Full Time Idiot won Montreal Sketch Just For Laughs Award 2017, and her show Kirsten, Get Some Friends won the audience award at Toronto Sketchfest 2018. Kirsten’s on screen work has been featured on Tall Boyz, The Beaverton, Schitt’s Creek, Odd Squad, Dino Dana, Bit Playas, and to come out sometime in 2020 she will be starring in two web series, Slo Pitch and Band Ladies. For now check out her solo webseries Healing From Heartbreak on Youtube and follow her on twitter for other show news @kikirazzle
SHE THE PEOPLE
February 4 - 9, 2020
CAA Theatre, 651 Yonge Street
Tuesday - Saturday at 8:00 PM, Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 PM
Tickets: $35 - $59