My High-Heeled Life: Or, How I Learned to Keep Worrying and Love My Stilettos – Toronto Fringe 2013 Press Release


Hot off the plane from NYC, Sparking Fuse Presents:
My High-Heeled Life: Or, How I Learned to Keep Worrying and Love My Stilettos

Have you ever had an accidental orgasm in the shoe department? Or wondered when Uggs and flip-flops became acceptable dinner attire? In a world full of options, why do we opt to cope rather than celebrate? And how do we navigate our obsession with finding True Happiness? Perhaps it begins one pair of impossibly high stilettos at a time…

Sparking Fuse is proud to present the debut of Katharine McLeod’s solo play My High-Heeled Life: Or, How I Learned to Keep Worrying and Love My Stilettos as part of the 2013 Toronto Fringe Festival, opening July 4, 2013 at The Solo Room at the Tarragon TheatreA Canadian actress living and working in NYC, McLeod brings her blend of story-telling, observational comedy, and wry humor to the festival in a play about “shoes, women and making it through the 21st century.” Originally developed at the University of Washington in Seattle, earlier versions of the show also appeared in NYC’s United Solo Festival and the Network One Act Festival, where it was a Semi-Finalist in 2012.

New York acting credits for McLeod include Wonder of the World, Jane Austen’s Persuasion, the DARE Project and Dear Harvey: A Play About Harvey Milk, winner of FringeNYC’s 2010 Overall Excellence Award for Ensemble Acting.  Regionally, McLeod has appeared in Pride and Prejudice (Actors Theatre of Louisville), Private Lives (Two River), Comedy of Errors (Vermont Shakespeare), Twelfth Night and All’s Well That Ends Well (Shakespeare in the Square/Flower City Festival).

My High-Heeled Life was developed in collaboration with Rod Ceballos, a veteran American director now based out of Toronto. He has worked at theaters as varied as Shakespeare Festivals of Chicago, Cincinnati and Idaho, Virginia Shakespeare Festival, Rose Theatre/Flower City Theatre Festival, The Empty Space Theatre, Fly on the Wall Theatre, and BirdLand Theatre.

A Canadian living in the US, and an American living in Canada, McLeod and Ceballos have been collaborating for over 10 years, and bring a unique perspective to their observations on society, women and what it means to be a 21st century global citizen. Additionally, they will also be working together on Mr. Ceballos’ Toronto Fringe Production, INGE SNAPSHOTS: MID-AMERICA MID-CENTURY, BUS RILEY’S BACK IN TOWN and GLORY IN THE FLOWER, presented by The Remnants Theatre Company.

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Sparking Fuse

in association with The Toronto Fringe Festival presents

My High-Heeled Life: Or, How I Learned to Keep Worrying and Love My Stilettos

Written and performed by Katharine McLeod

Directed by Rod Ceballo

Opens July 4, 2013 and runs to July 14, 2013

THE SOLO ROOM at the Tarragon Theatre (2nd Floor) 30 Bridgman Ave


July 4, 6:00pm                       July 7, 6:15pm                           July 10, 6:30pm                        July 13, 6:15pm

July 6, 3:15pm                       July 8, 7:30pm                           July 12, 7:00 pm                       July 14, 12:30pm


Please note that there is absolutely no latecomer seating.


At-the-door tickets: $10

At-the-door tickets are available at THE SOLO ROOM (Tarragon Theatre) starting one hour prior to show time – cash sales only.

Advance tickets: $11

50% of tickets are available for sale in advance.

Advance tickets go on sale June 15th, 2013.

Purchase online:

By Phone: 416-966-1062, ext 1.  In Person: During the Festival Box Office in the parking lot behind Honest Ed’s (581 Bloor St W)