reasons to be pretty

August 17th & 18th, 2019  --------  Factory Theatre, Toronto

The And, Stage Company presents the first all female production of Reasons To Be Pretty. The plot centres on four young working class friends and lovers who become increasingly dissatisfied with their dead-end lives and each other. Following The Shape of Things and Fat Pig, Reasons To Be Pretty is the final installment of a trilogy that focuses on modern-day obsession with physical appearance.

Reasons To Be Pretty is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

Produced by The And, Stage Company and Allison Ference

Director - Allison Ference

Stage Manager - Josie Germon

Lighting Designer - Michelle Grimm

Warning: Strong Language (recommended for ages 13+)


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Katie Martin is so excited to be a part of The And, Stage Company’s production of Reasons ToBe Pretty. Katie was born and raised in Grande Priaire, Alberta and recently graduated from the Music Theatre Performance Program at Sheridan College. Her recent theatre credits include Jeanne d’Arc in Heresy (Paprika Festival), Madame Dilly in On the Town, Filch/Matt/Betty in The Threepenny Opera (Theatre Sheridan), AMI in In Real Life (CMTP), and Babette in Titanna Bowa (Edmonton Fringe Festival). Katie can’t wait to work alongside the strong & fierce womenthat make up the The And, Stage Company!


Katie Martin

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Kaitlyn is a fourth year student in the Music Theatre Performance Program at Sheridan College. She's originally from a small town in Sussex, NB. Before moving to Ontario, she lived in Prince Edward Island where she spent her time working at a nursing home as well as creating theatre for young audiences and sketch comedy. After her first year at Sheridan, she had the privilege of touring the East of Canada with the 2017 Confederation Centre Young Company. She is beyond excited to be part of The And, Stage Company’s first production.


Kaitlyn Post

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Leah McKenney is a fourth year student in the Music Theatre Performance Program at Sheridan College. Growing up in St Johns, Newfoundland she was always surrounded by music, and took piano and voice lessons from a very young age. She took part in the Performing Arts Certificate at Holy Heart High School and most recently was a part of Stephenville Theatre Festival on the west coast of Newfoundland. Selected credits include:  Bridget in Red Riding hood, Ensemble in We Will Rock You (Stephenville Theatre Festival), Ensemble and Marie U/S in The House of Martin Guerre (Theatre Sheridan). Leah is thrilled to be playing Carly in Reasons To Be Pretty, and is so excited to be a part of The And, Stage Company.


Leah McKenney

Celeste Brillon is from Queenston, Ontario and is heading into her fourth year at Sheridan College in their Honours Bachelor of Music Theatre degree program. She was recently in ‘On the Town’ at Sheridan College dancing in the ensemble and as a featured dancer. Celeste has performed with The Shaw Festival for three seasons in Sunday in the Park with George (Louise), The Woman (Little Mary) and My Fair Lady (Ensemble). She has also performed the role of Klara in The Nutcracker with Ballet Jorgen for 3 years. She played the lead role of ‘Reno Sweeney’ in Anything Goes at Laura Secord Secondary School in 2016 winning the Cappie Award for Most Outstanding Actress in a Musical.


Celeste Brillon

All shows will be presented at Factory Theatre

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