Just finished a three week whirlwind tour of BC. Was great to get out there and do straight up poems and songs on my own again. Thanks to the folks at Art Starts for co-ordinating the school residencies, the folks at Verses Fest for having me at their amazeball festivals, and all the peeps met along the way.
Back to writing for two months, then it’s onwards to the Midsummer Festival with The Fugitives and then performing Brain at the Winnipeg Fringe. Speaking of which, here’s a new trailer for the show, posted below. I’m really honoured that it’s also been added to this year’s program at the Chan Centre in Vancouver. That’ll be on my birthday – Nov. 17th! Tickets for it should be available soon.
I am currently in Toronto working on the new novel (still, I know. Hey. Writing is hard.) I’m also hosting the All Star SLAM performance from January-March in select Ontario schools, then off to BC for most of April, to work as a writer in Residence on Vancouver Island and do a tour through 8 BC cities via Art Starts. While there, I’m also excited to be part of this year’s Verses festival.
We are just firming up some summer festival dates for The Fugitives — should have them all soon. I’ll also be performing my newest monologue, “Brain”, at the Winnipeg Fringe. Busy times!
It’s almost October. Man, screw time. It just gets away from you.
Thanks to everyone in BC for an amazing run of the new monologue “Brain” for the last 4 weeks. Just got home to Toronto feeling super excited about the future. For those who have asked: yep, there’s a video of the show on the way, and yes, I’m going to keep performing it for some time to come. Can’t wait!
Wanted to let you know the dates for The Fugitives UK/EU tour are now up on my TOUR page. We’re there for 6 weeks! It’s gonna rule. Come hang with us and hear some new/old/revamped tunes. And stories. Always, always with the stories. See you soon, people on the other side of the ocean!
PS. Below is a new Fugitives vid. Live with a choir! What’s even more exciting is that we’re doing this song with choirs all across England on our tour. Stay tuned for further footage of that. What what!
Been really moved so far by the reviews of “Brain” at the Vancouver Fringe.
The Georgia Straight:
“McLeod offers all of this with generosity and phenomenal grace. The guy is so smart, his rapid-fire delivery so clean and confident, his wit so casual, copious, and reassuring that he makes the journey feel safe for the audience. He gives himself; he feels less alone and we feel less alone. That’s what theatre is all about.” – Colin Thomas
“This show is intelligent and reflective as well as fun and relatable. The full package. It’s soulful, heartfelt theatre that is moving and challenging, skillfully crafted and entertaining. I highly recommend it.”