Diane Flacks Actor/ Elsie
Diane Flacks is an Emmy, Gemini and Dora nominated writer/performer, known for her theatre work, her four smash hit solo shows, her TV series, her book: Bear With Me, and her featured columns in the Toronto Star and Globe and Mail, as well as her regular national CBC radio column on parenting. She has a longer list of accomplishments that she either left in the car or put in recycling.
Carolyn Taylor Actor/Robyn
Carolyn Taylor is a Second City alumnus. Winner of five Canadian Comedy Awards, one Canadian Screenwriters Award and nominated for two Geminis, Carolyn has written for This Hour Has 22 Minutes and The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos. Her acting credits include Queer as Folk, Wildcard, Sue Thomas FBI and the feature film, 19 Months. Carolyn is part of the musical art collective MINTZ and makes hundreds of tiny wax sculptures that she calls “psychic byproducts” of conversation.
Vanessa Dunn Actor/Lolli
Vanessa Dunn is an actor and writer from Toronto. She has appeared on stage for Hart House Theatre, AGYU, Harbourfront Centre (HATCH festival) and Summerworks Festival. Her tv and film credits include ALPHAS (NBC) and Scott Pilgrim vs the World. Vanessa is the lead singer of feminist art rock band, Vag Halen.
Caroline Gillis Actor/Grace
Caroline has been an actress in Toronto for over twenty years. She originally hails from Cape Breton and has worked extensively with her fellow Cape Bretoner and friend, Daniel MacIvor. She has originated roles in many of his plays including See Bob Run back in 1987. She has worked in theatres across Canada from the Belfry in Victoria to Neptune in Halifax, as well as stints at the Blyth Festival and the Stratford Festival. Most recently she was a member of the English Theatre Company at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. Her television work has included: SLINGS AND ARROWS and THIS IS WONDERLAND. Her film credits include: MONKEY WARFARE and HIGHWAY 61.
Shoshana Sperling Actor/Rachel
Comic genius Shoshana Sperling is a Toronto writer and performer who has given us character-rich plays, television and live comedic monologues. Queer audiences will remember her hilarious performance in Cassandra Nicolaou’s Interviews with my Next Girlfriend. Shoshana performs with her partner musician Maury LaFoy in Monkey Bunch named “The Rolling Stones for the pre-school set” by Toronto Life.
Dawn Whitwell Actor/Jackie
Rated one of America’s Funniest Lesbians by Curve magazine, Dawn is taking her “subversive, slacker-next-door wit” on the roadlast summer for a second time as part of the legendary Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Recently Whitwell was featured at Boston’s Women In Comedy Festival and has also appeared at Gotham and Comic Strip Live in New York. Dawn is most proud to have founded Comedy Girl, an all-girl standup outfit in Toronto.