Fall For Dance North: The Flip Side | The Lost Objects

Photo and design by Zhenya Cerneacov

Do objects experience FOMO?

While we’re here exploring the flip side, the theatres, dressing rooms and studios we normally inhabit during FFDN lie dormant. So many objects are just sitting, waiting. Do they know we’re having a festival without them? Hear their voices and find out how they’re coping in these pandemic times.

Sit in on a group counselling session where they share their feelings, as actors from The Second City bring these objects to life in this first-time partnership with FFDN. Laugh a little. And tap into some festival history too.

Listen to an audio recording or read a short Q&A, to learn more about these ten lost objects.

CREATIVE TEAM

 

Michael Caldwell

Writer

As Executive Producer for Fall for Dance North, Michael Caldwell brings valuable insight into a wide array of dance forms/styles. In a performance career spanning 15 years, Caldwell has collaborated with over 50 Canadian dance creators/companies, and has 2 Dora Mavor Moore Awards for outstanding performance in dance. Caldwell’s choreography has been commissioned/presented throughout Canada at major festivals. He will premiere a web-based movement work online in the fall, a commissioned work for Toronto Dance Theatre in April 2021, and a large-scale performance/sound work in Toronto's Year of Public Art in June 2021. Caldwell is a two-time K.M. Hunter Charitable Foundation Artist Award finalist and serves on the board of directors at the Dancer Transition Resource Centre. Photo by Marlowe Porter.

 

Carly Heffernan

Director

Carly Heffernan is an award winning alumna of the Second City Toronto where she wrote and performed in four main stage revues. She directed for the Second City National Touring Company and Norwegian Cruise Lines. She went on to direct the critically acclaimed, Second City Toronto main stage revues, Come What Mayhem! and The Best is Yet to Come Undone as well as the hit Second City theatrical, She The People which has played theatres across Canada and the USA. She currently directs the weekly online show, “Girls Night In!” and show runs the CSA nominated TV show, Second Jen.

 

Phatt Al

Actor

PHATT al is a Juno nominated rapper and Dora nominated actor. He’s a Second City Mainstage alumnus. He was the band leader of the NuFunk band ‘God Made ME Funky’. He (and/ or his voice) has appeared in various commercials, TV shows, and movies internationally. You may know him as the Juicy Fruit Man, or the voice of Wendy’s and Eggo Waffles. Currently PHATT al is a member of The Untitled Black Sketch Project troupe.

 

Adam Cawley

Actor

Adam Cawley is an alumnus of The Second City Mainstage, The Just for Laughs Festival and a three time Canadian Comedy Award Winner. He has recurring roles on IFC’s Baroness Von Sketch Show and the Netflix Original: Workin’ Moms, where he was also a writer. His improv podcast The Backline, winner of the 2018 Canadian Podcast Award, takes him around the world teaching and performing improv.

 

Ashley Comeau

Actor

Ashley Comeau is an award-winning actor, improviser, and writer. She is a Canadian Comedy Award winner, a Dora-nominated actor, and an alumna of the Second City Mainstage, Just for Laughs and the Edinburgh Fringe. She won ‘Best Female Improviser’ (NOW Magazine) and her comedy troupe The Lusty Mannequins won ‘Best of the Fest’ at the Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival, and ‘Best Comedy Characters of the Year’ from Phoenix Remix, UK. Next up, she's on The Boys on Amazon Prime in September 2020.

 

Wilfred Lee

Actor

Wilfred Lee is the creator and host of The Artist’s Journey, a social network hub with the goal to inspire others in expressing their creative potential. A Second City Conservatory graduate, he performs mainstage as part of the touring co. ensemble. A stand-up comedian, and actor for film, TV, and commercials, he has notable credits in Kim’s Convenience, Age of Samurai: Battle for Japan, Untold Stories of the ER and Paranormal Nightshift. He also produces music as “Sugarghost'' and published his first cosmic horror graphic novel, ‘Pareidolia Gateway.’

 

Jillian Welsh

Actor

Jillian Welsh is a Dora nominated actor, writer, storyteller and comedian based in Toronto. Jillian is a cast member of the Second City National Touring Company and the all-queer sketch comedy show, “Extravaganza Eleganza” winner of a 2019 Canadian Comedy Award. She can be found performing all over North America with improv troupe “The Pepperoni Pizza Cats” and sketch troupe "Cherry Beach". Her real-life stories have been featured on This American Life, RISK!, CBC’s Love Me and NPR’s Unfictional. You can also catch her on T.V. including Baroness Von Sketch Show, Working Mom’s and Odd Squad.