Katharine McLeod's MY HIGH-HEELED LIFE to Play NYC's FRIGID Festival, 2/19-3/9
Sparking Fuse is proud to present the New York debut of Katharine McLeod's solo play My High-Heeled Life: Or, How I Learned to Keep Worrying and Love My Stilettos as part of the 2014 FRIGID New York Festival, running February 19-March 9, 2014.
A Canadian actress living and working in NYC, McLeod brings her blend of story-telling, observational comedy, and wry humor to the festival in a play about "shoes, women and making it through the 21st century."
Originally developed at the University of Washington in Seattle, earlier versions of the show appeared in NYC's United Solo Festival and the Network One Act Festival, where it was a Semi-Finalist in 2012. The current production premiered at the Toronto Fringe in 2013, and was subsequently presented at the 2013 Vancouver Fringe Festival and as a Special Event at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon.
New York acting credits for McLeod include Wonder of the World, Jane Austen's Persuasion, the DARE Project and Dear Harvey: A Play About Harvey Milk, winner of FringeNYC's 2010 Overall Excellence Award for Ensemble Acting. Regionally, McLeod has appeared in Pride and Prejudice (Actors Theatre of Louisville), Private Lives(Two River), Comedy of Errors (Vermont Shakespeare), Twelfth Night and All's Well That Ends Well (Shakespeare in the Square/Flower City Festival). A native of Vancouver, BC, she lived and worked in Berkeley, Seattle and Toronto before landing in Manhattan, where she is currently based.
My High-Heeled Life was developed in collaboration with Rod Ceballos, a veteran American director now based out of Toronto. He has worked at theaters as varied asShakespeare Festivals of Chicago, Cincinnati, Idaho and Virginia, Rose Theatre/Flower City Theatre Festival, The Empty Space Theatre, Fly on the Wall Theatre, andBirdLand Theatre.
A Canadian living in the US, and an American living in Canada, McLeod and Ceballos have been collaborating for over 10 years, and bring a unique perspective to their observations on society, women and what it means to be a 21st century global citizen. In addition to their work on My High-Heeled Life, they also recently worked together on Mr. Ceballos' 2013 Toronto Fringe Production, INGE SNAPSHOTS: MID-AMERICA MID-CENTURY, for which Ms. McLeod was given an Outstanding Performance mention by NOW Magazine. Their next collaboration will be a production of God of Carnage, at the Sudbury Theatre Centre in March/April 2014.