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She Grew Funny

Joanne has written and performed in three solo shows and her third, She Grew Funny, premiered to sold-out audiences at the 2017 Toronto Fringe Festival, where it was the Factory Theatre Studio Patron’s Pick and one of Now Magazine’s Outstanding New Plays.


She Grew Funny tells the touching, true and funny story of how Joanne’s life changed the moment her daughter turned 6, the same age she was when her own mother died. A pivotal moment that sent Joanne on a journey to answer the question she’s seen reflected everybody’s gaze ever since, “What happens to you if you lose your mom at 6?” 

She Grew Funny is a look into the age-old connection between tragedy and comedy and how our pasts can irrevocably affect our future.

Photo Credit: Jonathan Ellul, Photo Design: Kurt Firla

Book She Grew Funny

She Grew Funny is a 55-minute, portable, solo show with minimal tech requirements. Perfect for fundraisers, festivals or a theatre run.

7-Minute Demo

You can also watch Joanne's Facebook Live performance of She Grew Funny - through the National Arts Centre's #CanadaPerforms Initiative to help artists during the Covid19 Pandemic. Thank you to Facebook, Slaight Music Family,RBC Foundation, SiriusXM Canada and the National Arts Centre for making this possible.

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