REGENT PARK’S ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE
RETURNS WITH PART 3 OF HER CABARET SERIES
WILD WOMEN (DON’T GET THE BLUES)
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Paintbox Bistro – Regent Park (555 Dundas St. East, Toronto)
Doors open 7:00 p.m.
Show starts 8:00 pm.
Tickets: $22.00 in advance
or $25.00 at the door
www.paintboxbistro.ca or 647-748-0555
ALL CAMERAS ARE INVITED TO FILM AND SHOOT THIS EVENING
INTERVIEWS WITH LORRAINE SEGATO AND PERFORMERS ARE AVAILABLE
(Toronto – May 7, 2015) After two sold out events, the third installment of Lorraine Segato’s five-part Wild Women (Don’t Get The Blues) Cabaret series makes its triumphant return May 12 at the Paintbox Bistro, 555 Dundas St. E., just east of Parliament St.
This cabaret-style show brings together both emerging and established singers from the Toronto area that include Lorraine Segato, Colleen Allen, Coco “Cognac” Brown, Nicole Brooks, Miku Graham and Stacie McGregor.
These wonderful performers will in turn celebrate the music and performances of such iconic women trailblazers as Nina Simone, Ida Cox, Dixie Chicks, Tina Turner and more.
Every Cabaret offers a new, passionate experience that showcases a diverse group of local female performers who choose iconic songs that reflect the cabaret’s ever-changing theme. This cabaret’s theme ask the question “What’s Love Got to Do with It?” a reflection of on material deemed Sassy, Saucy & Uppity. Included along with the music are elements of spoken word, and theatrical monologue. With performers such as Coco “Cognac” Brown (hot off her run in the Nina Project) and Nicole Brooks (playwright and author of the Obeah Opera) this night promises to be its raucous, irreverent, and interesting Regent Park event. As usual part of the show involves a focus on bringing Regent Park and area talent to the stage to shine a spotlight on emerging talent.
Segato is currently fulfilling a two-year term as Regent Park’s first honorary Artist-In-Residence, which is sponsored by The Daniels Corporation. Part of her mandate involves finding new ways to enrich, celebrate and draw attention to the developing neighbourhood of Regent Park, while curating cultural activities and events that further the envisioning of an international caliber artist residency program.
About Lorraine Segato
For the past 36 years, Lorraine Segato has fueled an impressive artistic career that has produced some excellent and edgy cultural work. Segato’s extensive experience as a respected musician, songwriter, filmmaker, event producer, artistic director, speechwriter, lecturer and social justice activist makes her one of Canada’s iconic recording artists and leading cultural commentators. As the co-founder and lead singer of The Parachute Club—one of the most critically lauded and commercially successful groups of the 1980s, Segato enjoyed an impressive career in the music industry before turning her attention to other creative endeavors such as directing, speechwriting, and producing large cultural events. Most recently, she completed a two-year film project Lowdown Tracks that features the stories and talent of homeless musicians. Its recent World Premiere at Hot Docs was embraced with rave reviews and audience ovations. . In March she released her album Invincible Decency, which features memorable songs such as Hole in the Wall, All Went Wrong and Only Human. Lorraine currently in the final stages of a a one-woman show titled Get Off My Dress.
For more info about the Regent Park Artist-in-Residence Program: