My photo was in the October 2010 issue of In Toronto magazine (page 50, bottom right corner). And I was just
a server at the event! http://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?fbid=159951984016621&set=t.590372167
I performed in a Comedy Cabaret Gala, at the Ukrainian Hall, in Burlington, on October 30th. The event sold
out, weeks in advance!
I performed in the 50th Mitzi's Mega Show, at Mitzi's Sister.
I reprised my "Otto Titsling" number in the 2010 Toronto Burlesque Festival.
By request, I reprised my award-winning "Bring On the Men" number, in the "Strip Search 2010" competition, where
I met some very talented newcomers to the Toronto burlesque & variety scene.
I made a wicked metallic lime & gold wrestling costume for The Wizard, who wore it in the May 27th GCW match in Oshawa.
See photos here: http://members.tripod.com/p_rosebank/wrestling_costumes/
I was hand-picked by Luba Goy to take her place at a special event when she got double-booked. My performance as my
"Olga Yukchukski" character went so well that they've asked me to return in October. This time, I'll be performing WITH
I'm in the March 3, 2010 issue of FAB magazine! There's a photo of me singing, a mention of what I sang, and they
even spelled my name right! You can see the item here (Press Clippings).
I had a wonderful photo shoot with Velvet Mae Photography (http://www.velvetmae.com), in Pickering. Four hours (which flew by) and six costume changes later, we had 900 photos to sort through, and add
to our portfolios. I've posted some of the best, in my Photo Gallery.
As I am the queerest straight girl in town, I competed in the Quarterfinals of Queer Idol. The talent was so amazing
that there was a 3-way tie for First, all of whom advanced to the next round. I wasn't one of them, but the response
to my number ("I Am What I Am") was phenomenal.
After several years of getting compliments on my Flaming Rainbow coat, and several years of searching for a duplicate for
the long-discontinued fabric, I've finally found one that's nearly identical. So I am now making prototypes
for a line of Flaming Rainbow wear (especially suitable for Pride and for brightening up gloomy winter days)! Photos
I have a solo cabaret act, singing showtunes & standards and a little vintage rock. This act is suitable
for special events, private parties, nursing homes, and seniors residences. You can download a brochure on my Singer & Variety Artiste page.
I played Ruby Stevens (nee Stefanchuk) and understudied Zandra/Irene/Mary in the Canadian premiere of Jerry Springer
- The Opera, at Hart House Theatre in Toronto. It was the most successful show in Hart House Theatre
history. The last two weeks sold out in advance, and the show became the first in Hart House history to be revived the
following season. And I became one of the few original cast members to return for the revival.
At Mardi Bras 2009, I performed "Otto Titsling" (during which, I lost my wig and twirled my tassels), modelled a Monster Bra, and donated a pair of rhinestoned
pasties for the silent auction. It was a lot of fun, and it raised $2334.04 for breast cancer research. (It's
unknown who donated the 4 cents.)
I've performed in the 2008 & 2009 Toronto International Burlesque Festivals. Though primarily a singer, I can
and do twirl my tassels on occasion, and these were two occasions when I did...while holding high notes.
- I created a costume covered in 40,000 Swarovski crystal rhinestones, for a Toronto burlesque performer. There's
an article about this incredible costume (with photos) on the front page of the June 2008 issue of The Bulletin (the
downtown Toronto monthly newspaper).
"Snap Bloor West" was at Harold & Grace Baker Centre, when I performed there, on St. Patrick's Day. Their photos
are at http://www.snapbloorwest.com/display/32286/345/. (They spelled my name wrong, though.)
I played the Wizard in DQ '07: Diva Oz Vegas, at Hart House Theatre. The clip of my number is on YouTube, at
http://youtube.com/watch?v=pAr3FBYwwyw. The sound level on the clip is really low, so you'll have to crank your speakers or use headphones.
I recently played 3 roles---"Narrator" (in the "Wolf" episode), "Jeremy's Mom", and the "Head Psychic" of a 1-900 line---in
several episodes of the sitcom Playing the Game, now airing on YouTube, and at http://www.PlayingTheGame.tv.
- The 2004 series of half-hour Mighty Machines episodes I've voiced is airing in Canada on Treehouse TV (7 days a
week), as well as on Access and SCN (weekday mornings). Five-minute excerpts of the show are now airing on TVO
(TV Ontario), in Canada. Episodes also aired in Great Britain, on DiscoveryKids UK. And check your local
store (and Ebay) for Volumes 6 to 10 in the Mighty Machines DVD series. Each DVD contains 3 of the new episodes!
- I voiced all of the adult female characters, plus Rhona (the teenaged "second banana") and Jason (a 10-year-old boy) in
the internet-based animated comedy show You Still Can't Do That On Television. (Remember the classic kids' TV
show You Can't Do That On Television? Visit www.ycdtotv.com to refresh your memory, and http://www.1111productions.net/ysc/40_clip.html to see a segment in which all three of my characters appear, and to buy a copy of the DVD!)
- On the December 4th, 2004 episode of Air Farce, Luba Goy wore a coat and matching "kokoshnik" hat I'd designed
for her, in a sketch in which she was the campaign organizer for Yushenko, and was being interviewed on BBC World. I'd
originally created the reversible faux suede/burnt-orange faux fur ensemble for my mother, and as soon as Luba saw it on Mom,
she commissioned me to make one just like it for her. The fact that it was ORANGE made it just the thing to wear to those
Ukrainian election protests. Since then, Luba has worn the coat to awards shows, and even to the 2007 Groundhog Day
ceremony at Wiarton, where Willie definitely approved of it!