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Have you ever had an accidental orgasm in the shoe department? Or wondered when Uggs and flip­flops became acceptable dinner attire? In a world full of options, why do we opt to cope rather than celebrate? And how do we navigate our obsession with finding true happiness? Perhaps it begins one pair of impossibly high stilettos at a time…

“Clever, funny, and also touching, My High-Heeled Life is led by a sharp-witted blonde bombshell who captivates her audience. Katharine McLeod’s honesty and the versatile nature of this production make it highly entertaining and engaging. Don’t miss it!” Victoria Bégin, Theatromania

Katharine McLeod in My High-Heeled Life

A Canadian actress living and working in New York City, McLeod brings her blend of storytelling, observational comedy, and wry humor to the festival in a play about “shoes, women, and making it through the 21st century.” Originally developed at the University of Washington in Seattle, earlier versions of the show also appeared at NYC’s United Solo Festival and the Network One Act Festival, earning McLeod a Semi-Finalist nod in 2012.

McLeod grew up in Kerrisdale and attended Crofton House. She has since lived and worked in Toronto, Seattle, and New York. This marks her Vancouver performance debut.

My High-Heeled Life was developed in collaboration with Rod Ceballos, a veteran American director now based in Toronto. He has worked at theaters as varied as Shakespeare Festivals of Chicago, Cincinnati and Idaho, Virginia Shakespeare Festival, Rose Theatre/Flower City Theatre Festival, The Empty Space Theatre, Fly on the Wall Theatre, and BirdLand Theatre.

McLeod and Ceballos have been collaborating for over 10 years. In addition to their work on My High-Heeled Life, they also recently worked together on Mr. Ceballos’ 2013 Toronto Fringe Production, INGE SNAPSHOTS: MID-AMERICA MID-CENTURY, for which Ms. McLeod was given an Outstanding Performance mention by NOW Magazine.

Sparking Fuse is proud to present the West coast debut of Katharine McLeod’s solo play, My High-Heeled Life: Or, How I Learned to Keep Worrying and Love My Stilettos as part of the 2013 Vancouver Fringe Festival, with six shows beginning on September 5.

My High-Heeled Life
Dates: September 5, 8:40 pm
September 7, 7:05 pm
September 8, 3:15 pm
September 11, 5 pm
September 13, 6:50 pm
September 15, 1:50 pm
Venue: False Creek Gym, 1318 Cartwright Street (Granville Island), Vancouver
Tickets: $10 weekday/$12 weekend (plus one-time $5 Fringe Festival membership); available online or at the Box Office, 1398 Cartwright Street on Granville Island.
*All advance ticket purchases subject to a $3 surcharge.

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  • Pingback by GVPTA | Vancouver Live Theatre News — September 7, 2013 @ 6:49 am

    […] My High Heeled Life also explores an inner life, written and performed by Katharine McLeod from Vancouver now based in New York. This show struts between facts on heels, stats on depression, odd attitudes, and lots of personal confessions-especially on the power of heels. Having just performed my show, Dusty Shoes, which addresses, amongst other things, not being able to wear heels anymore, I understood how heels can lift you to another level. Crocs? Flipflops? They just don’t do it! […]

  • Pingback by Fringing last week… My High Heeled Life & La Cravate Bleue… | Trilby Jeeves ~ Bouffon Droppings... — September 12, 2013 @ 4:27 pm

    […] My High Heeled Life also explores an inner life, written and performed by Katharine McLeod from Vancouver now based in New York. This show struts between facts on heels, stats on depression, odd attitudes, and lots of personal confessions-especially on the power of heels. Having just performed my show, Dusty Shoes, which addresses, amongst other things, not being able to wear heels anymore, I understood how heels can lift you to another level. Crocs? Flipflops? They just don’t do it!   […]

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