Welcome to this one-woman world of whimsy, where Greased-Lightening-meets-Cool-Rider! It’s Grease and Grease 2, all smooshed together in a musical love letter where you can be even more what you feel.
From the creator of PERISCOPE and NOT ENOUGH (Vue Weekly Edmonton calls an “artistic achievement”) comes a story reclaiming joy, agency, groove, and meaning. Because in here, Grease IS the word.
PRAISE FOR THE SHOW:
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ - Winnipeg Free Press
Previous press for Megan Phillips:
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ - CBC Winnipeg
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ - Vue Weekly, Edmonton
“Powerful physicality, spot-on comedic timing, and the kind of acting chops that’ll take you by surprise” - ROOM magazine, Vancouver
“Multitalented and dangerously funny” - Roverarts.com, Montreal
“Dynamite!” – PLANK magazine, Vancouver
Edmonton Fringe Festival, Aug 19-28, 2023: DATES AND TICKETS HERE!
Vancouver Fringe Festival, Sept 7-17, 2023
Winnipeg Fringe Festival, July 8-18, 2023
Meet the Creative Team!
Megan Phillips (writer/performer)
Hot off her 2023 run of Pam in The Office at Celebrations Dinner Theatre, Megan is the best friend you didn’t even know you needed. She’s done extensive film & TV, commercials, VO, and soooo many web shorts. Like SO MANY. She has toured solo shows, standup, and sketch comedy across the country since 2012, and her co-written musical People Suck (Ed Mirvish Entrepreneurial Award, Best of Fringe 2015, Patron’s Pick 2015), produced by Salty Theatre in Melbourne, AUS, was optioned by Second City Theatricals in Chicago. She's an OG member of the NYC-based digital sketch team Get Me a F*cking Shovel, directed by twice-Emmy-nominated Ana Breton, her articles have been published by GOLD Comedy, and she runs solo show workshops with TJ Dawe. You may recognize her from that quirky office girl in the YouTube commercial. She really, really, REALLY loves wombats… almost as much as Grease 2. ALMOST. meganphillips.com
Kristina Agosti (director)
Kristina is thrilled to be directing at her first Winnipeg Fringe! She has performed in several Vancouver Fringe shows voted Best of the Fringe, including "This is a Play," and "This Fringe Venue is Being Held Hostage. With She has an extensive background in theatre, film and tv, with a focus on new Canadian work with companies across the country. Kristina writes and performs one person shows, including the critically acclaimed "Chicks Up Front" and most recently performed her show "Perched" in NYC. She most recently directed and Asst DirectedMilf Life Crisis and A Giant Cinderella, and was associate producer of Soulo Festival in Toronto. A past winner of the World Improv Championships at the Just For Laughs Comedy Fest in Montreal, and an alumnus of the Vancouver TheatreSports League Mainstage, she has improvised and performed stand up on stage and screen across North America.
Corwin Ferguson (video design & projection)
Corwin has worked across Canada and abroad as a video and projection designer. In 2019-2020 he worked as Head of Projection Technology at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. For his designs, he has earned a Robert Merritt Award, the CITT/ICTS Technical Merit Award, and multiple other award nominations. Corwin’s professional theatrical experience also includes performance, direction, graphic design, set, props, and sound design. Corwin is a Studio 58 acting graduate, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Performing Arts from Capilano University, and is a member of the Associated Designers of Canada. Select company credits include: Arts Club Theatre Company, Alberta Theatre Projects, Atlantic Ballet, Bard On The Beach, Calgary Opera, Charlottetown Festival, Pacific Opera Victoria, Persephone Theatre, Saint John Theatre Company, Shaw Festival, Stratford Festival, Vancouver Opera. For all things Corwin please visit: www.corwinferguson.com/
Jeff Rivet (choreographer)
Jeff hails from Edmonton, AB. He’s a 2008 Grant MacEwan Theatre Arts graduate and soon after he started doing the Celebrations/Jubilations Dinner Theatre circuit. You may have seen him in Schipp’s Creek, the Big Boom Theory, Bewitching Elvis, or That’s Dirty Dancing. He also loves spending his summer doing Rainbow Stage, having been in Cinderella and Wizard of Oz. Come check him out in the Little Mermaid in August! He’s also appeared in the Edmonton Fringe Festival with Reefer Madness and Bare: a Pop Opera. Happy Fringing!
Riel Hahn (dramaturg)
Riel Hahn is a Vancouver-based comedian/actor/writer/musician/host/emcee/musician and dramaturg who has been described as “delicious”, “hilarious”, “ferocious”, “filthy mouthed” and as “a blizzard in the House of Commons”. She grew up traveling with the Caravan Stage Company, town to town by horse and wagon, continuing to work with the Caravan Farm Theatre well into her professional career. She has collaborated with some of Canada's most interesting artists in various capacities, always bringing her wry, poetic and charmingly dark sensibilities to the table. She comes from a long line of compassionate, opinionated, active and funny people resulting in her belief that gathering to swap stories is one of the most seditious practices we have, and one that binds us together with the love and truth required for humanity's grand revolution. These experiences provided her with a rich cache to draw from, and some discomfort with stasis and classism. She is constantly searching for the new, embodied and stimulating both personally and professionally. Ultimately she believes that funny trumps everything, and kindness will get you everywhere.
Chance Sabados (Winnipeg & Edmonton stage manager)
Chance Sabados is a student at the University of Manitoba who saw 26 fringe shows at last years Winnipeg Fringe Festival, and is excited to help mount one for the first time! Having done it all in theatre as a student, his heart belongs to stage management and he looks forward to taking on the role in Grease, Too! at the Fringe this year! You may also see him around Fringe as part of an up and coming clowning troupe: Pop Up Clowns. He’s made so many new clown friends and can’t wait to have fun clowning around!
Alexa Young, CA
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Aneta Kozina (lighting designer)
Aneta is a 2022 graduate from MacEwan Universities Theatre Production program, where she
learned a range of skills in theatre. She was originally building her skills as a stage manager, but
then found her way to the light, literally. Aneta is now a house technician at Jubilations Dinner
Theatre with a passion for lighting. Her first design was for “Grease, Too!” at the Edmonton
Fringe. She hopes to make more designs in the future.
Lisa Driver, MI
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