57 minutes | May 21st 2020

Jennifer Pielak: Comedy & Musical Improv Actor, Singer & Coach

Hello and welcome to episode 45 of Sing! Dance! Act! Thrive!

How is everyone doing during this isolation time? Toronto is starting to re-open some retail and services, but it will be a while before we can enjoy live concerts and theatre and film and television can begin shooting again.

As an introvert I’ve been thriving! I have been so productive these last couple of months preparing content for all of you wonderful performing artists.  It has been great to connect in the Thriving Musicians & Actors Facebook group.  If you haven’t already, please join us at http://dianefoy.com/facebook as I am planning some great free content that will only be available inside the group. Facebook groups is where it is at these days.

Today’s guest is someone I connected with inside a facebook group. 

Jennifer Pielak is a performing artist and coach from Vancouver, Canada. She’s a multi-disciplinary performer with over 15 years of professional experience in comedy improv, musical theatre, musical improv, experimental/physical theatre, singing, voice acting and TV/film/commercials. She has trained and performed at improv theatres and festivals across North America, founded the group Off Key Musical Improv, co-wrote the Ovation Award Nominated Connected: The Musical and has most notably performed in local theatre productions as Marcy in Dogfight and Maureen in RENT. 

She recently created and performed in an experimental musical theatre piece - about the inner voices in her head - called Inside Voices: A Musical in the Key of P for the Vancouver Fringe Festival with her long-time creative partner, Peter Abando (composer & musician). She can be seen playing Jessica Mulroney in the Lifetime Movie Harry & Meghan: Becoming Royal, and her improv skills have led her to book many commercials over the years (most notable are Lays, Danimals, Nintendo, & Paypal). Jennifer has a degree in Psychology and Philosophy and has over a decade of experience teaching kids, teens and adults.

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For links and a transcript visit http://singdanceactthrive.com/045

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