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Beth-Anne

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Created by Monica Bradford-Lea & Nicholas Leno
Directed by Nicholas Leno
Sound Design and Composing done by Angela Schleihauf
Stage Managed by Matthew Venner

Ottawa | 60 mins


Meet Beth-Anne! A horse-loving girl who is chomping at the bit for her happy ending. She just needs the confidence to ask out her crush…
So Beth-Anne turns herself into a horse.
…nothing is more beautiful than a horse, of course.
Beth-Anne is a hilarious, fast-paced solo comedy about a journey of self-acceptance. Beth-Anne explores (in her own extreme fashion) the desire to be something other than what we are.
Will Beth-Anne transform from an awkward girl into a world class show pony – yay or neigh? Come horse around with her to find out. 


Monica Bradford-Lea
Monica is an award-winning playwright, actor, producer, and arts marketer – originally from Ottawa, recently moved to Toronto. She is co-founder of feminist theatre company Spicy Day, which was awarded Best of Fringe at the 2019 Toronto Fringe, nominated for Outstanding New Work at Ottawa’s 2019 Prix Rideau Awards, and more. The company recently released a video series based on their play A Period Piece.

Nicholas Leno
Nicholas is a theatre director and producer who resides in Ottawa. He is the Artistic Director of a Company of Fools where he leads an eight week Shakespeare in the park tour across Eastern Ontario. Next up Nicholas is directing Mishka Lavgine’s new play Shorelines at the TACTICS indie theatre series in May. 

Angela Schleihauf
Angela is an Ottawa-based musician (oboe, vocals), sound designer and composer with a passion for harnessing creativity to make a more equitable society. Theatre credits include live music performances for Swan River (Skeleton Key Theatre), and Cardinal (Aplombusrhombus) as well as original compositions for Skin Songs (TACTICS), The Revolutionists (TACTICS), Bang Bang (GCTC) and Raising Stanley/Life with Tulia (GCTC).


Awards

Monica Bradford-Lea:

WINNER: 2019 Best of Toronto Fringe: In Waking Life
WINNER: 2019 Mooney On Theatre Critic’s Pick: In Waking Life
NOMINEE: 2019 Prix Rideau Award, Emerging Artist
NOMINEE: 2019 Prix Rideau Award, Outstanding New Work – A Period Piece
NOMINEE: 2019 Prix Rideau Award, Outstanding New Work – Light(less)

Nicholas Leno:

NOMINEE: 2021 Ontario Arts Council Pauline McGibbon Award
NOMINEE: 2019 Prix Rideau Award, Emerging Artist
NOMINEE: 2019 Prix Rideau Award, Outstanding New Work – Light(less)


Recognition

City of Ottawa