57 minutes | Jun 7, 2023
40. Live from Olympic Village it's Meghan Gardiner!
Irene gabs away with the multi talented Meghan Gardiner, live from her home in Olympic Village! Meghan is an incredible artist who has contributed to the Canadian Arts Industry with her amazing career as an Actress, a Singer and a Professional Writer creating her own work to showcase her acting talents as well as work for so many others artists being commissioned to write and produce plays for many of Canada's top theatre companies! Her plays are Award Nominated and Award Winning and share important messages bringing awareness to so many important topics. Plays including "Love Bomb”, "Gross Misconduct", "To Perfection" and her one woman show "Dissolve" is on its 20th year of tour! Meghan is known in B.C. as one of Vancouver's top Musical Theatre performers singing and acting in shows such as "Beauty and the Beast", "Les Miserable", "The Sound of Music", "The Music Man" and most recently dominating the stage in the dramatic play, "The Cull" at The Arts Club Theatre as well as working in front of the camera on many of your favourite Hallmark Movies and local TV shows including a recurring role on "The Flash" and she starred in her own award winning one woman short film "Stalled" that she wrote and produced. Meghan is also a MOM and her and her handsome husband and beautiful daughter bring joy and light to all their family and friends! To BOOK Meghan Gardiner for her incredible acting skills or to commission Meghan to write your company's next theatrical production or to bring Meghan into the writers room on your tv show or movie script please visit her website at https://www.meghangardiner.com/ or message her directly on her Social Media platforms on Instagram, and Facebook! Join me in celebrating my friend, Meghan Gardiner!! #ilo_artistseries
59 minutes | May 10, 2023
39. Live from Vancouver it's Katrina Reynolds!
Irene gabs away with the fabulous and talented Ladyboss Katrina Reynolds, live from her home in East Vancouver! Katrina is an amazing woman who has an incredible acting career all over Canada and she has performed on BROADWAY not to mention The Tony Awards, The Juno Awards and the TV show The View! She is the recipient of multiple theatre nominations and awards and has performed on all the A-list stages across Canada including The Arts Club Theatre Company, The Stratford Festival, and The Shaw Festival performing in incredible musical theatre productions including Jesus Christ Superstar, Rock Of Ages, Dreamgirls, Tommy, Hairspray and others. She is dominating film and television being so "Booked and Busy" appearing in television shows like Schmigadoon, Family Law, Batwoman, Firefly Lane, and Hallmark Movies like The Christmas Waltz and A Godwinks Christmas . Not only is Katrina an incredible actress, singer, and dancer, she is also a writer, an upcoming producer and director AND most recently she has added CEO, Entrepreneur and Creative Director with her own thriving business for Film and Television Training called "BOOKED AND BUSY"!! Katrina is my friend and an amazing woman in the arts contributing so much as both a Performer and a Ladyboss! To TRAIN with Katrina at "Booked and Busy" please visit her Website at www.bookedandbusy.ca, Instagram and TikTok for all her contact details. To BOOK Katrina for her Acting and Singing skills please contact her Agent Kim Edwards at the Characters Talent Agency. To learn more about Katrina Reynolds and her incredible career please visit her personal social media at Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Join me in celebrating my friend, Katrina Reynolds!!#ilo_artistseries
47 minutes | Apr 19, 2023
38. Live from North Vancouver it's Jennie Neumann!
Irene gabs away with the fabulous and multi talented Jennie Neumann, live from her home in North Vancouver! Jennie is SO talented! She's an actress, singer, producer dancer, voice over artist AND she holds a Masters Degree in Musical Theatre Performance from the Royal Academy of Music in London! She has been nominated and received multiple theatre awards for her performances all across Canada for shows like Seussical: The Musical, Gypsy, Next to Normal, Les Miserables and Hairspray where she played the starring lead role of Tracy Turnblad. Jennie has produced multiple theatre productions that received rave reviews! She not only produced them but also performed in And The World Goes ‘Round, Songs For a New World and The Marvelous Wonderettes. She graduated with honours from the Capilano College Musical Theatre Program and immediately started working professionally at some of Canada's top theatre companies in Vancouver, Toronto and Calgary. When Jennie's not busy being booked up in her performance and producing career on or off the stage, she is very busy entertaining her friends and social media followers with hilarious videos of her day to day adventures and immersing herself in the Arts finding inspiration from new plays or musicals that she one day hopes to produce. Jennie is my friend and obv she's ALIST and I can not WAIT to see her shine again on stage in her next performance! To BOOK Jennie Neumann for her Acting skills in all mediums please contact her Agents at Da Costa Talent Management. To learn more about Jennie please visit her website at jennieneumann.com. To follow Jennie on her Social Media platforms please visit her Instagram, Twitter , Facebook and TikTok. Join me in celebrating my friend, Jennie Neumann!! #ilo_artistseries
51 minutes | Mar 29, 2023
37. Live from Vancouver it's Caitriona Murphy!
Irene gabs away with the fabulous and multi talented Caitriona Murphy, live from her home in East Vancouver! Caitriona is an amazing woman who has an incredible acting career all over Canada. She's a multi nominated and award winning Actress for her performances on stage dominating Musical Theatre. She's starred and shined in such hit Musicals as Cabaret, Next to Normal, Mamma Mia, Billy Elliot, Les Miserable, and Mary Poppins in both leading lady roles and supporting roles. She is an accomplished Musician and a Voice Over artist, acting and singing for animation shows and TV commercials. Caitriona is in demand in front of the camera and can next be seen on Apple TV's Schmigadoon for her second season. Caitriona also has an incredible career working as a Music Therapist at the health facility The Dr. Peter Centre which is a comprehensive stigma free care centre creating a better future for those living with HIV/Aids and is one of the world's most recognized care facilities across the country, and around the globe. Caitriona is an A-list artist who you will not only enjoy watching on your TV, but you will also be enjoying watching her on stage very soooon... wait for it, it's gonna be EPIC!!! To BOOK Caitriona for her Acting skills please contact her Agent at M.A. Talent Management or contact Caitriona on Facebook. To learn more about The Dr. Peter Centre please visit their website at www.drpeter.org. Join me in celebrating my friend, Caitriona Murphy!! #ilo_artistseries
58 minutes | Mar 15, 2023
36. Live from EVERYwhere it's Lisa Stevens!
Irene gabs away with the fabulous and talented Lisa Stevens, live on zoom because she's EVERYwhere doing everything all at once! Lisa's an International Emmy and Tony Award nominated Director and Choreographer. She's an A-list woman in the Arts who is in demand all over the world working non stop in New York, Los Angeles, London, Vancouver, and Toronto, not to mention all the National and International tours she's a part of. Lisa is a celebrated Performer working in all mediums on stage and in front of the camera dancing, singing and acting and if she's not busy Directing and Choreographing Musical Theatre, she is very busy working as an Intimacy Director and Intimacy Choreographer bringing her incredible talents, experience and artistry to this important position in the entertainment industry supporting artists and production teams. Lisa is STUNNING both inside and out! She's doing the work, living it and loving it, every step of the way! To BOOK Lisa Stevens for her Acting skills, Directing and Choreography skills as well as her Intimacy Directing and Intimacy Choreographing skills, please visit her website at www.lisastevens.biz to view all her Representatives including Da Costa Talent and others. You can also follow Lisa on her social media on Instagram and Facebook. Join me in celebrating my friend, Lisa Stevens!!#ilo_artistseries
52 minutes | Mar 1, 2023
35. Live from Dunbar it's Barbara Tomasic!
Irene gabs away with the fabulous and talented lady boss Barbara Tomasic, live from Irene's childhood home in Dunbar! Barb is an amazing woman who has an incredible career all across Canada as a Director, an Actor, a Collaborator, a Musician, a Producer, and an Educator. She has been recognized for multiple Awards and Nominations for her work in all mediums. She is also the Director of Artistic Programs for the Gateway Theatre being part of their team bringing the Performing Arts to Richmond, B.C., enriching the community and creating a dynamic hub for the Arts, most recently, branding the Gateway Theatre as "A Stage for Richmond". Barb’s extensive education, knowledge, training and experience, partnered with her incredible friendships and relationships that she has built through her career, makes her a FORCE of nature being an A-list Woman in the Arts! Her contribution alone to Musical Theatre is FIERCE! To BOOK Barbara Tomasic for her Acting skills please contact her Agents at Da Costa Talent. To BOOK Barb for her Directing and Producing skills please visit her Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Website or contact her through Richmond's Gateway Theatre! Join me in celebrating my friend, Barbara Tomasic!!#ilo_artistseries
49 minutes | Feb 15, 2023
34. Live from Kitsilano it's Gillian Hurtig!
Irene gabs away with the fabulous and talented Gillian Hurtig, live from her home in Kitsilano! Gillian is an amazing woman who is rocking her career as an actress in film and tv while dominating the commercial industry. She's an audition coach and with her own home studio, she's a production queen with years of experience in the theatre, events world, film ,tv, commercials, and lifestyle television industry, she's the creator and star of her own upcoming production “The Gillian Joy Show” and in addition to her full time career in arts and entertainment she and her husband recently opened their own business called “Honest To Pete Coffee Roasters” a delicious coffee company in Vancouver adding entrepreneur to her resume!! Gillian is a beautiful woman inside and out following her dreams and passions with positivity and joy! To BOOK Gillian for your next audition and self tape, you can message her on Instagram and to enjoy some AMAZING coffee visit honesttopete.com for all the details of their coffee shop and online orders! Join me in celebrating my friend, Gillian Hurtig!!#ilo_artistseries
44 minutes | Feb 1, 2023
33. Live from Sogo it's Christina Sicoli!
Irene gabs away with the fabulous and talented Quad Artist Christina Sicoli, live from her home in Sogo! Christina is an award winning actress, writer and producer known for her character driven comedienne and improv skills, her successful one woman show and multiple film and television roles, many she wrote and produced through her own production company she manages with her husband. She is also an incredible visual artist known for her colorful and imaginative canvas work and resin designs creating beautiful jewelry and rainbow inspired pieces to brighten up your space. To view and PURCHASE her amazing designs, enjoy her website at www.christina-sicoli.com. To BOOK Christina for her amazing acting, writing and producing talents please visit her website at www.christinasicoli.ca. Christina is an incredible woman and artist who brings her sense of play and natural ray of light to all her friendships and her career whether its making you smile when you are with her or watching her create stories through her acting, her writing or her visual artistic talents. Join me in celebrating my friend, Christina Sicoli!!#ilo_artistseries
1 minutes | Jan 6, 2023
SEASON THREE COMING FEBRUARY 2023!!!
Irene is back!!! Gabbing away with her fabulous friends about everything and anything!! Share some laughs, be inspired, or just take a break in your day with Irene!! Amazing women with the gift of gab, and a whole lot more!! #ilo_onlocation Season Three coming February 2023 to your favourite Podcast platforms!! Wahoo let's have some fun!!! - photo by jamiethephotographer.com | - theme song by connor wilkinson @cbuddy_#ilo_artistseries
10 minutes | Dec 23, 2021
32. Live from Canada it's a "DIVA DUETS!" CHRISTMAS!
It's a "DIVA DUETS!" Christmas!!! Live from Canada Irene sings with her friends to spread a little Holiday Cheer and close out Season Two of #ilo_onlocation the podcast Christmas style with "The Christmas Song"! Irene is joined by the beautiful and talented Janet Gigliotti-Nieuwenhuis, Stephanie Roth, and Seana-Lee Wood, live from their homes in BC and Ontario!!! And if you would like to SEE the ladies sing it up visit Irene's YOUTUBE (youtube.com/user/IreneKaras99) channel for their full Holiday Christmas video!! Thank you for joining Irene this year for Season Two of #ilo_onlocation!!! Have a wonderful, safe and healthy Holiday Season, a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! See you in 2022 for some more fun!! Yahoo!! xoxo!#ilo_divaduetsseries
33 minutes | Oct 8, 2021
31. Live from the Country it's "Karasoke Volume 01" with Irene!
Are you ready for it?!! Live from her home in the Country it's "Karasoke Volume 01" with Irene!! Do you love to Karaoke?! Do you love to harmonize?! Well I sure do!!! Join me as I sing along to a few of my favourite songs!!!! Who doesn't love a little soft rock, movie soundtrack, love ballad or Broadway diddy!!! Epi 31 let's have some FUN!! Join me, Babs, Fame, Dixie and a whole lot more!!! #ilo_karasokeseries
47 minutes | Sep 2, 2021
30. Live from St. Louis it's Teneka of TaylorMade Bling!
Irene talks to the incredible Teneka Moore of TaylorMade Bling Embellishments, live from her home in St. Louis! Do you LOVE BLING? Who doesn't!! A little Sparkle goes a long way!!! Teneka shares her amazing journey of how she turned her passion of sparkle inspired by her beautiful daughter, into a worldwide business as a Celebrity Bling Artist!! I'm sure you've all heard of the Diva Queen herself, JLO?!! Well that's right!! TaylorMade Bling IS the Jlo Bling Cup! Okay?! Looking to shop? Just visit her website at www.taylormadebling.com/ or her instagram @taylormadebling1 you will want to buy everything!!!! Say no more just turn up the volume and enjoy Teneka's story and how her hard work and big dreams along with her positive spirit and joy of sprinkling bling brought her Jlo, being her own girlboss, and a whole lot more!!! #ilo_summerseries
39 minutes | Aug 9, 2021
29. Live from the Glass Palace it's Andréa!
Irene talks to the amazing Andréa Fehsenfeld, live from her home in Vancouver! They discuss her incredible Ladyboss career from the Finance Industry, to Film, TV and Commercial Production, to an Award Winning Published (twice!!) Novelist!!! Join us as we gab away on her most recent award winning novel “A Rainbow Like You”, that can be purchased by visiting her website at www.andreafehsenfeld.com/a-rainbow-like-you/, how she navigated her passions and goals creating her dream career path, her future ambitions, and a whole lot more!!#ilo_summerseries
54 minutes | Jun 28, 2021
28. Live from Connecticut it's Julia!
Irene talks to the fabulous and talented Julia Harnett, live from her home in Connecticut! They discuss her incredible career from Ballroom Dancing to Broadway and how her triple threat skills as an actress, singer and dancer landed her one of her dream gigs as a cast member in the "In The Heights" movie musical!!! Join us as we gab away on her amazing career, being a mom, working hard at your craft for success, her upcoming projects, and a whole lot more!!#ilo_summerseries
1 minutes | May 30, 2021
SEASON TWO COMING SOON!!!
Irene is back!!! Gabbing away with her fabulous friends about everything and anything!! Share some laughs, be inspired, or just take a break in your day with Irene!! Amazing women with the gift of gab, and a whole lot more!! #ilo_onlocation Season Two!! Coming this Summer 2021 to your favourite Podcast platforms!! Wahoo let's have some fun!!! #ilo_summerseries
11 minutes | Dec 23, 2020
27. Live from Canada and the USA it's a "DIVA DUETS!" CHRISTMAS!
It's a "DIVA DUETS!" Christmas!!! Live from across Canada to the USA Irene sings with some of her podcast guests to spread a little Holiday cheer and close out Season One of #ilo_onlocation the podcast Christmas style with "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas"! Irene is joined by the beautiful and talented Janet Gigliotti Nieuwenhuis, Terra C Macleod, Seana-Lee Wood, Regina Levert and Stephanie Roth live from their homes in Montreal, Stratford, Los Angeles, Vancouver and the country aka Langley!!! And if you want to SEE the ladies sing it up visit Irene's YOUTUBE (youtube.com/user/IreneKaras99) channel for their full Holiday Christmas song!! Thank you for joining Irene this year for her first season of #ilo_onlocation!!! Have a wonderful, safe and healthy Holiday Season, a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! See you in 2021 for some more fun!! xoxo! #ilo_covidseries #ilo_divaduetsseries
36 minutes | Dec 6, 2020
26. Live from across Canada it's "DIVA DUETS!" with the musical cast of "Talking Sex on Sunday!"
It's "DIVA DUETS!" from the original musical comedy "Talking Sex On Sunday!" Irene sings with her pink ladies cast mates Janet Gigliotti Nieuwenhuis, Caitriona Murphy, Sara Vickruck, Katrina Reynolds, Seanna-Lee Wood, and the creators of the show, Sara-Jeane Hosie and Nico Rhodes live from their home's across Canada!! Afterwards, listen to the gals gab away about how they have managed to stay creative and positive during this very challenging year, their upcoming projects as the entertainment industry makes is way back with a vengeance, and a whole lot more!! And if you want to SEE the ladies sing it up visit Irene's YOUTUBE (youtube.com/user/IreneKaras99) channel for some fun!! #ilo_covidseries#ilo_divaduetsseries
53 minutes | Nov 16, 2020
25. Live from Italy it's Anna Maria!
Irene has her first blind-date-style-interview with Anna Maria, live from her home in Italy! They discuss her inspirational blog www.ladolcevitadiaries.com where she shares her adventures and journeys of self-discovery for the midlife soul Italian style! Join us as we talk about her experiences during covid in Italy, how making a life change with her husband relocating to a medieval town in Umbria enabled them to follow their passions of writing, restoration, photography, and travel, harvesting olive oil from their very own olive grove, and a whole lot more! #ilo_covidseries
58 minutes | Oct 28, 2020
24. Live from Vancouver it's Sara Vickruck!
Irene talks to the fabulous and talented Sara Vickruck, live from her home in Vancouver! They discuss her incredible career and how her musician skills helped land her break out performance in the original musical "Love Bomb" an award winning production on sex trafficking, how sharing personal stories as a queer artist co-creating the original award winning show "Poly Queer Love Ballad" contributed to her artistry, how she kept herself inspired during the pandemic joining local artist to form the folk music troupe "The Quarantettes" to her exciting recent film roles, and a whole lot more!#ilo_covidseries
28 minutes | Oct 14, 2020
23. Live from the Country it's "DIVA DUETS!" with Cathy & Stephanie!
It's "DIVA DUETS!" from the Musical "Mamma Mia!" Irene sings with her DYNAMOS, Cathy Wilmot and Stephanie Roth, live from their home's in Vancouver and Stratford!! Donna and The Dynamos bring you "Dancing Queen"!! Afterwards, listen to the gals gab away about Stephanie's new Album "Fresh Tracks", Theatre in Canada and a whole lot more!! And if you want to SEE the ladies sing it up visit Irene's YOUTUBE (youtube.com/user/IreneKaras99) channel for some fun!! #ilo_covidseries#ilo_divaduetsseries