Ease in the Spotlight & solo theatrical shorts from Earth and Space with Bessie Wapp

Hey Culture Bugs,

If I were to ask, “Are you ready for spring?”, might you answer, “Are you freaking kidding me?!! Could I be any MORE ready?!!!

Perhaps one of my events can help keep you positive in the meantime…..?    ; )

I’m doing a solo theatre/clown/storytelling show on April 1, and on Thursdays eves in April I’ll lead a class about figuring out how to get up in front of people and not pee your pants. (it’s not only possible, it can be fun! Yes, even for you.)

All the details are below. I’d love to see you there or somewhere else as the days warm up.

xo Bessie

Ease in the Spotlight 

4 classes: April 6 – 27, 7 – 9 pm Thursdays
Course description: Got a public presentation coming up? A new song, story, or comedy bit you want to perform? A speach or book tour? In a supportive & fun atmosphere, this class will use theatre games, vocal exercises, and role playing to build confidence & make presenting enjoyable. On the last class we’ll entertain an audience of invited guests.

Course fee: $110 Material fee $5

Instructor: Bessie Wapp

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solo theatrical shorts from Earth and Space 


Vallican Whole Community Centre
Saturday, April 1

Doors 6:30, Show starts 7:30
Tickets: $20 at www.VallicanWhole.com and at Otter Books in Nelson and Emery Herbals in Winlaw

Celebrate April Fools’ Day at the Vallican Whole with our own wise fool Bessie Wapp in an evening of original theatrical shorts about the human urge to procreate – both on Earth and in Space. Bessie will share stories based on real events – and not – that take place on this planet – and not!

Jesus Christ Superstore recounts a surreal weekend in which birth control, the big box phenomenon, and a cinematic cult classic converge.

Singing From Her Guts centers on Phyllis, a remarkable 78 year old voice-class participant, who sings her way from loss to redemption.

In Spacegirl we welcome a weary extraterrestrial who has travelled light years in search of genetic stock to bring back home. Will you be the donor?

Presenting work created during the past decade and a half, Bessie invites you to enjoy an evening of self-revelatory, taboo-busting, heart-warming and hilarious stories about connection, family, and love.

“For this show I decided to look back over past work, and I discovered a connecting theme in a number of pieces, that of yearning for connection and family. Two of the stories are from my own life and one is from someone else’s, but they all reflect this rich and consuming terrain.

I original created Spacegirl in Alberta in 2003 during a 5 week intensive lead by the wonderful artists of Calgary’s One Yellow Rabbit theatre company. At that time themes of motherhood were just starting to emerge in my work. Two years later the events in Jesus Christ Superstore took place and the piece emerged 2 years later. Singing From Her Guts is about a woman much older than myself and speaks to motherhood, loss, and, ultimately, personal reclamation.”

Bessie Wapp


theatre maker / musician / educator

cel (250) 354-0288

#15 – 3260 Heddle Rd, Nelson, BC V1L 6M3

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