QTC: Stars Are Born @ Travesty

Posted on January 30, 2011 by

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The Qulture Club hosted its first Travesty Café in the new downtown space in the Gallery Connexion. It was a night of comedy, poetry and song. Featured in January’s Travesty Café were first timers Chantal Brynne Plourde, who sang and played her own original songs as well as covers, and Marina King, who read from collections of lesbian poems. [Chantal and Marina are shown here.] Chantal wowed the audience with her powerful singing style and fine songwriting, making a great first impression for many in the audience. “Packleader” Chris Pritchett followed Chantal and wound up the audience with a great joke from her soon-to-be showcased comedy-improv set. Later in the evening, Marina engaged the audience with an improvised comic monologue. In between, Meghan, Debi and Shaun read their original and favourite poems. Organizer Shaun Bartone noted that both attendance and participation at the Travesty Cafe in the new downtown location was double that of the old location at UNB’s Grad House. The audience seemed to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and artistic ambience of the Gallery Connexion café.

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