2017 Toronto Fringe Preview Questionnaire: Maddie’s Karaoke Birthday Party

8 Jul

05-01-2017-042957-9142Your name: Erica Peck

Your production: Maddie’s Karaoke Birthday Party

Your role: Collaborative Artist, Performer

Tell me about your show.

It’s Maddie’s 25th birthday party but something’s not right – the guest of honour hasn’t shown up yet! Join five of Maddie’s best friends as they try to sort out where the birthday girl is at while they fight to keep the party’s spirits high (and struggle to keep their own dark secrets hidden). This intimate, interactive story unfolds over a series of hilarious and heart-breaking original Karaoke-style songs in a party environment where the audience are fellow guests.

Now again in the style of a tweet by Donald Trump.

Talent, heart, and funnier than my twitter account. Much better than that Meryl Streep.

What other shows or artists are you looking forward to seeing?

I’m really looking forward to seeing “No Place” by Jillian Welsh, she’s a bold performer who really knows how to take control of a room. Same goes for Life Records: Part 2 by Rhiannon Archer. I’ve done storytelling nights with her, and she’s got that incredible power to make you laugh, then make your heart feel the feels. I also can’t wait to hear Anthony Bastianon’s music in “Jay and Shilo’s Sibling Rivalry.” He and his wife Denise Oucharek are two of my favorite people in the Canadian entertainment industry.

The world is becoming an increasingly crazy and volatile place. If you could air-drop an elite squad of theatre artists any place in the world, where would you drop them and what would their mission be?

Any artist’s mission, no matter where they are, should be to make people see an interesting or difficult situation from another angle or point of view. And if you can work some laughs and a little inspiration in there, then all the better.

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