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Author Archives: kwoods

I was a starving artist. What 2017 taught me.

That term “starving artist” is something thats been on my mind lately.   I used to work in a big corporate job (for over 12 years) with a great salary, security, benefits, RRSPs etc… but I always felt empty and stressed and like my artistic self was lost or “never going to make it.”  I […]

A Whole Lot of Gratitude!

Here we are half way through 2017.  I sometimes think about how I haven’t accomplished the things I want to and the year is already half over, but then I took a look back at everything I have done and I am reminded of just how much I have to be grateful for. I started […]

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Sing At Carnegie Hall……What?????

If you would have asked me a year ago what would I be doing in 2017, I would not have even thought singing at Carnegie Hall was a possibility. A year ago friend and music director Scott Pietrangelo asked me to sing as part of a promo video for a new group he was creating […]

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Steel Magnolias – A gift!

I recently was given the opportunity to play M’Lynn Eatenton in Steel Magnolias with Plain Stage Theatre.  The goal of this new company is to provide known roles to actors who are needing to be seen, and build their resume within a very short period of time.  In this case we had 10 rehearsals and […]

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“Art is anything you can get away with.” ~ Andy Warhol

This is a little overdue, but I am pretty excited to share my experience with one of my latest projects.   I was selected to participate in a musical theatre workshop called “Interpreting Andy Warhol.”   Vignette Strombergs was our fearless leader and Stephen Woodjetts our MD, we also had some special guests (MJ Shaw […]

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The Confidential Musical Theatre Project

Opening night of any show is exciting and scary even if you have had a few weeks or months to prepare.  But what about doing a show where an audience doesn’t know what they are seeing,  you don’t get to rehearse, you don’t get to meet the cast, or get to sing with a music director […]

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Love What You Do!

Today was my first dance class in over a year (since having my baby), and it was with the AMAZING David Connolly at Metro Movement.  I have taken a few voice and dance classes with him in the past and every time he proves to be one of my biggest inspirations.   He reminds us […]

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The future is bright for Canadian Musical Theatre

I had the pleasure of attending “Breaking Into Song : The Music of Scott Christian, Colleen & Akiva, and Kevin Wong.”  It was an evening to showcase the wonderful talents of these Musical Theatre writers/composers.  I sat there listening to my talented friends, to their joyous, thought provoking, funny, witty, and moving music.   I […]

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You Are Enough!

Over the past few years I have really wanted to get into doing animation voiceover work, but it wasn’t until this year that I decided to finally do it.   Since I have a 1 year old at home we have spent quite a bit of time watching treehouse, and the more I watched the […]

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Accepting where you are on your path.

As artists we all have heard at some point “everyone has their own path.” Its very easy to say when things are going well but hard to accept if things are not going the way you hoped.  Having a theatre career is tough for anyone.  It takes a lot of hard work, dedication and persistence. […]