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Kirsten Van Ritzen

KIRSTEN VAN RITZEN

  

Nationality:    Canadian
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Literary Agent:    Playwrights Guild of Canada  

Kirsten Van Ritzen, a professional actor and comedienne. Kirsten has performed across Canada and the US. She is also a writer, director, teacher and producer.

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below is a list of Kirsten Van Ritzen's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

        All My Day Jobs         Closetful Of Navy Blues, A         Desperate/Ridiculous aka So Ridiculous         Mad Dog Music         Petunia In Peril         Solo Journeys         Spring Thaw         Spring Thaw '95         Wandering Ivory



All My Day Jobs

All My Day Jobs
What is it like to be a food taster, tourist greeter or taxi counter? Perfume spritzer, enumerator, carny or dancing cocktail waitress?? Kirsty is a hopeful and inventive young actress who fakes her way through dozens of day jobs - with disastrous, hilarious results. As she makes multiple attempts to survive, one wonders: just how long can she grin and bear it - before she gives up all hope? A comedy about misery.

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1st Produced:
Regina Fringe Festival    2008

Company:
Broad theatrics

1st Published:
in an anthology of solo plays ONE FOR the ROAD (Signature Editions (Oct 2012)) edited by Kit Brennan   978-1897109960

Music:
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Genre:
60 min comedy

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Closetful Of Navy Blues, A

Synopsis:
As Joanna, a single woman approaching her thirtieth birthday prepares for a blind date, she examines her relationships with ex-boyfriends, married female friends, and her mother. Her anecdotes and songs reveal her concern: will she ever find love, or will she die alone?

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written by Kirsten Van Ritzen And Ian Ferguson

1st Produced:
Union Theatre, Edmonton    1992

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Genre:
Musical Comedy Musical

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Desperate/Ridiculous aka So Ridiculous

Synopsis:
A solo showcase of comic character monologues incorporating song, dance, stand-up and improvisation.

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1st Produced:
Tim Sims Playhouse, Toronto    1999

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Genre:
Comedy Variety

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Mad Dog Music

Synopsis:
Three different women (played by the same actress) are astounded to discover they are each dating the same man

Notes:
written by Kirsten Van Ritzen And Ian Ferguson

1st Produced:
Union Theatre, Edmonton    1991

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Genre:
Musical Comedy Musical

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Petunia In Peril

Synopsis:
the whimsical tale of an unusual child-woman who lives in a box under a rainbow, with her imaginary friends Dustbunny and Worm. A darkly comic parable for grownups about the redemptive power of love.

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1st Produced:
Summerworks Festival, Toronto    1998

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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Solo Journeys

Synopsis:
This short satire mocks all the cliches of one-woman shows and feminist theatre festivals: anorexia, addiction, and coming out stories; historical heroines and aging baby boomers; tales told in monologue, mime, poetry and bongo drumming. HystErically funny, insightful, and created with love.

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1st Produced:
Vancouver, BC    2008

Company:
Broad theatrics

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Genre:
20 min comedy

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  6            Other:  -

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Spring Thaw

Synopsis:
A sketch comedy revue with satirical songs

Notes:
Collective creation by Dana Andersen, Harvey Anderson, Ian Ferguson, Paul Morgan Donald, Kirsten Van Ritzen, Stephanie Wolfe

1st Produced:
Union Theatre, Edmonton    1994

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Genre:
musical comedy revue Musical

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Spring Thaw '95

Synopsis:
A sketch comedy revue with satirical songs

Notes:
Collective creation by Harvey Anderson, Ian Ferguson, Jeff Haslam, Paul Morgan Donald, Kirsten Van Ritzen, Stephanie Wolfe. 94/95 Sterling Nomination, outstanding original composition

1st Produced:
Union Theatre, Edmonton    1995

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Genre:
musical comedy revue Musical

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Wandering Ivory

Synopsis:
A harried mother on her way to work takes a detour and keeps on driving. She finds herself miles away in a seedy small town hotel room, and tries to solve the mystery of why she is running away from her happy life

Notes:
written by Kirsten Van Ritzen And Ian Ferguson

1st Produced:
Union Theatre, Edmonton    1993

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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  1            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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