Friday, April 15, 2011

Parrott Eggs.

Submitted for your approval here is a great gift that we received from our friend Henk van der Steen from Amersterdam. When we were at the Improsante festival with him in Sarnen, we took great pleasure at listening to him say 'parrott eggs' in Dutch - a process that involved almost no closing of his mouth. very exciting, indeed.

We we asked for a recording for our own edification, he one-upped the request by playing with his new ipad a bit. We expect this will be the next dance hit to sweep Europe.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The Smufferettee-ettes in Ljubljana.

The above video was made by our great friends at Impro Liga in Ljubljana, Slovenia, to promo the show we are doing tomorrow night here. Come to the show!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Würzburg Morning

It's Monday morning and I'm sipping on coffee the same colour as the rooftops outside the kitchen window. It's my day off and so far I've eaten some Nutella and read the first three pages of a book I'm sure I won't finish on this tour. I always think I'll read more than I do.

Becky is at Cairo, the culture house where we've been teaching in Würzburg. The last two days I spent my time working with an amazing group of improvisers. My little heart was beating quickly Saturday morning as I walked up to the looming stone structure where we'd be spending our time. I know I can spend twelve hours with myself, but I couldn't imagine why anyone else would. My fears disappeared after the first hour when I realized that even though we didn't all share the same mother tongue, we did all want to have a good time. Thank goodness for the deep fountain of positivity that can be improvisation. In the end, I felt really inspired by the work we did. It's been a pretty sweet beginning to the tour. It helps that our beautiful host, Nadine, has made us feel at home here.

Würzburg is really beautiful and today I will set out explore. My naive Canadian eyes can't get enough of the pastel coloured buildings that line the river just outside our bedroom window. They stand like polite old men, wearing bright sweaters their wives bought them. Despite the clouds that rolled in this morning (oh yeah, did you hear that Toronto? I wore a tank top to dinner last night!), I think I shall try and get lost in the streets today. Take that, Becky!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

No Jackets!

wurzburg (12)b

Is it snowing in Toronto right now? Huh. Anyway...



We can only teach and perform in big stone buildings with very few windows. Thank goodness Würzburg has one of those.

Come see our show on Tuesday!

April 5, 2011
The Sufferettes & Die Kaktussen

Fred-Joseph-Platz 3 (ehemals Burkarder Straße 44)
Tickets €8, €10

Friday, April 1, 2011

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Berlin Update.

Etsy Labs Berlin

In the great process of booking this sweet little European tour, us Sufferettes ended up in the position of having to independently produce our one show in Berlin. Of course, there is no way we could manage this alone. We have gotten assistance from many operatives on the ground to make the dream of a Berlin show a reality. These compariots include, but are not limited to, Matt and the crew at Etsy Berlin for providing us a space, Dave for proding us live music and Leah & Aidan for providing endless advice and support about touring, the city and life in general.

If you like, you can help, too, by spreading the word! We'd love that.

There are still a few details being ironed out, but here is the show info as it stands:
April 20, 2011
The Sufferettes mit Dave Dunnett
Etsy Labs
Ritterstraße 12, 10969
Berlin, Germany
€5 at the door
On facebook here
Full European Tour schedule here

Tuesday, February 22, 2011



Hey, look! Shannon Gerard made us some artwork to use on our upcoming European tour (and beyond). This and some other brillaint illustrations will be popping up on all sorts of materials on our road to Europa.

Thank you, Shannon!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011