Month: January 2013


The Year of The Child – Our Strongest Suit

Our family unit is proof that genetics doesn’t equal parentage.

We had our children with the help of my amazing best friend who was our egg donor. We took the batch of eggs that were retrieved, split them, and we each fertilized half. We implanted one embryo from each batch into a surrogate in hopes that one embryo would turn into a baby, and both took (this is how we ended up with twins). This means that one of our children is a genetic combination of myself and our egg donor, and the other is a genetic combination of my husband and our egg donor. Pretty cool, huh? Twins that only share half a genetic make-up.

Last week I was out with the kids and holding the one who I don’t share any genetic make-up with. More


Toronto Star catalogs Craigslist with Bill Richardson

Richard Ouzounian sits down with A Craigslist Cantata co-creator Bill Richardson to talk cat hats and nighttime guardians in The Toronto Star.

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Banks Vlog #8 – You’ve Got to be Taught

Alexis and Andres take you behind the scenes of rehearsals with musical director Lily Ling for the Banks Prize Showcase: Canada’s Next Top Token. Can these guys sing or what? Book your tickets now, because this two night only event is sure to sell out!


A Craigslist Cabaret

Acting Up Stage and Factory Theatre are proud to partner with Jennifer Walls and her SINGular Sensation band in hosting an evening of Craigslist-inspired cabaret performances immediately following the performance of Do You Want What I Have Got? A Craigslist Cantata on February 13, 2013 (at approximately 9:45 p.m.) Featuring songs and stories around the theme of Missed Connections, A Craigslist Cabaret will feature Toronto’s most exciting cabaret artists including:

  • The winners of A Craigslist Cabaret Contest (see below)!
  • Jay Davis (Angelwalk’s  I Love You Because…)
  • Sarah Gibbons (Acting Up Stage’s upcoming Falsettos)
  • Alexis Gordon (Victoria Playhouse’s Godspell)
  • Michael Hughes (Mickey & Judy)
  • Ryan G Hinds (Cabaret Diva)
  • Kelly Holiff (Acting Up Stage’s Tapestries)
  • L.A. Lopes (breathe.feel.love’s Hedwig and the Angry Inch)
  • Adrian Marchuk (Dancap’s Jersey Boys) More

A Craigslist Rehearsal

The cast and crew of Do You Want What I Have Got? A Craigslist Cantata are deep in rehearsals, getting ready for previews next week. Here’s a sneak peek into what’s going on in the Factory Studio Theatre!

This musical has ‘hit’ written all over it!

— Georgia Straight

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Selina Martin, Daren Herbert and Bree Grieg wonder what’s in Dmitry Chepovetsky’s kool aid
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