Featured Artist: Marie-Claude Tremblay (Innovocative Theatre)

This Featured Artist is Presenting:

Dark Vanilla Jungle

Can you describe how you go about making your work?

First I read, then I reread, then I ask questions, then I answer those questions then I just keep digging and exploring to find the most authentic and truthful place. The exploring part never stops and its my favorite part.

What’s drives you as an artist/company?


How did you begin making work?

I played Jesus in my school’s Easter play when I was in the 4th grade. Don’t know if was the part, the story, or the bedsheet that I was wearing but I got the bug.

One thing our readers might not know about you?

I can sing 7 national anthems: Canada, USA, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Israel and Russia. Not well but with a couple of drinks I could belt them all out for you!

One thing our readers might not know about your work?

I don’t want to spoil the surprise! Come see it and find out!

What do you most like about the work you will present at this year’s festival?

It gives a voice to someone who would never get one. It goes to a place that we have heard of but most of us have not heard the stories of women who come from that place. I think its important we do.

Why should audience members choose you?

Because its a moving, relevant and important story.

Artist in a Nutshell

  • Artist/Company Name: Marie-Claude Tremblay (Innovocative Theatre)
  • Show: Dark Vanilla Jungle
  • From: Lutz, Florida
"It's crazy town in my house! Good crazy but still crazy."

Have you ever performed in a fringe Festival before?

Describe your most memorable fringe Festival experience.

So far, filling out this questionnaire is high on the list. 😉

Have you ever been to Florida or Tampa before?

What do you hope to get from presenting on the Tampa Fringe?

I hope that the audience will be moved by Andrea’s story and that it will stay with them for a long time.

Describe the context of your work and where you come from?

I was born in Québec City, spent years in Ottawa and Montréal. I am French-Canadian. I’m used to 5 months of cold, bitter and harsh winter. I now live in Tampa and loving every single ray of sunshine that hits my (sunscreened) face!

Where is home and what is it like?

Home is here in Tampa. With a 5 year old, an 18 month old and a husband who’s like a third child, (Just kidding… He’s more of a teenager!) It’s crazy town in my house! Good crazy but still crazy.

Anything else you would like to say?

See you at the Fringe!