ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT
Carolyn Fe (www.carolyn-fe.com) is a dual-city-citizen of Toronto and Montreal. For years, she felt Toronto’s artistic scene tug at her heart strings; beckoning her to share more of her artistic endeavours. She has been wooing Toronto Blues music aficionados as a Blues singer, travelling back and forth from Montreal, for almost a decade. Her guest appearance as a singer in Raoul Bhaneja’s “Life, Death and The Blues” directed by Eda Holmes (2014) was her first taste of Toronto’s theatre scene and all changed when she stepped onto Buddies in Bad Times’s stage as an actress in Audrey Dwyer’s “Calpurnia” as Precy (Nightwood Theatre and Sulong Theatre 2017 co-production). Toronto’s confirmation of acceptance as an older artist of colour plus receiving Toronto Critics award as the “Best Supporting Actress in a Play” for her role as Precy sealed the deal, and Carolyn Fe made the decision to become a two-city citizen. She continues on with singing and writing the Blues, preparing for her 6th album, and if that weren’t enough, Carolyn Fe recently hung her hat has as producer and host of a weekly Blues radio show called “Unsung and On The Side” and this, after 4 years and 200 episodes to pursue another page in her artistic career. The challenge to tell stories in a play form rather than through song felt right. After numerous starts and stops, “One by Five Survive, Go Fish!” is the first play that Carolyn Fe signs as an author. With this play, she has fears, anxieties but most of all she hopes that the story connects on some level with the reader and the listener.