(photo by Tariq Kieren)
by David-Benjamin Tomlinson
David-Benjamin Tomlinson is a writer and actor who performs much of his own work; stage works include Starf#ckery: Life Lessons Learned From Working the Red Carpet (2013), Memoirs FromCracktown (2012), Wingéd (2010), Cordelia (2010), Sunstroke: Icarus Speaks (2006), Keyed (2005), and the Canadian Comedy Award-nominated Things Under the Bed. David-Benjamin has appeared in Hope Thompson's She Walks the Line and Tyrolia, Toronto Masque Theatre's Arlecchino Allegro, three seasons of Sky Gilbert’s Shakespeare Experiment, and Sky’s plays Rope Enough, Happy, and Dancing Queen. Media performance credits include the feature film Grey Gardens, and the television series Orphan Black, Train 48, Queer As Folk, and The Newsroom. David-Benjamin is a writer of film, television, stage plays, web series, and radio drama.
“So exactly what kind of show is it?”
At rehearsal, I was also struck by the music. The music!
Having arrived home from our first rehearsal together, I am extremely pleased to report that all the play and laughter we experienced together the first time around is still very much present. In fact, I’d say it was even sweeter; maybe it’s like they say - some things do indeed get better with age. The camaraderie in the room when we talked through the show was incredibly dynamic. New ideas were tossed out, bits and pieces rehearsed. I feel like the project is enriched thanks to the paths the artists involved have walked since then and the experiences they bring with them. Everyone involved is eager to play and make this presentation of the show new and even better than it was last time.