REGENT PARK’S ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE
RETURNS WITH PART II OF HER CABARET SERIES
WILD WOMEN (DON’T GET THE BLUES)
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Paintbox Bistro – Regent Park (555 Dundas St. East, Toronto)
Doors open 7:00 p.m.
Show starts 8:00 pm.
Tickets: $20.00 in advance
or $23.00 at the door
www.paintboxbistro.ca or 647-748-0555
After a sold out first run, the second installment of Lorraine Segato’s five-part Wild Women (Don’t Get The Blues) Cabaret series makes its triumphant return March 5 at the Paintbox Bistro, 555 Dundas St. E., just east of Parliament St.
This unusual and exciting cabaret-style show brings together another hugely talented group of Toronto artists to perform in Regent Park, including Lorraine Segato, Colleen Allen, Miku Graham, Shawnee Talbot, Amani, Michelle Willis and Charlotte Siegel.
These wonderful performers will in turn celebrate the music and performances of such iconic women trailblazers as Etta James, Ida Cox, Annie Lennox, Janis Joplin 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 celebrates International Women’s Day, with a reflection of material deemed Sassy, Saucy & Uppity. Included along with the music are elements of spoken word, and theatrical monologue. It will be a raucous, irreverent, and thrilling evening!
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 has dedicated her time to a two-year film project that unveils the interesting stories of the many talented homeless individuals who vie for shelter while playing the streets of Toronto. In February 2015 she released her album Invincible Decency, and is about to workshop a one-woman show titled Get Off My Dress.
For more info about the Regent Park Artist-in-Residence Program: