Glowing: A Reproduction Production is “a love story born of blood, sweat and vomit”. And who’s going to argue with a review like that?!A finalist for Vancouver’s Funniest New Female Comedian and Vancouver’s Funniest Person with a Day Job, Mary-Jo’s small handful of years dabbling in stand-up comedy coupled with over 15 years as a professional writer lead her to write, produce, and perform in her debut one-woman show. Glowing: A Reproduction Production, which chronicles her rocky road to motherhood, opened at the Vancouver Fringe Festival in 2013 – to nightly standing ovations – and went on to a successful run at the Winnipeg Fringe Festival in 2014. She is currently planning a summer 2019 tour on both coasts of Canada. Deep Cove, North Vancouver, BC — June 25th, 2019
Wolfville, Nova Scotia — July 4th, 2019 Mary-Jo trained as a writer and a performer at the American Comedy Institute in New York City under the direction of Stephen Rosenfield who the NYTimes calls “the best known comedy teacher in the country”, and at the Humber College School of Comedy with instructors like Jerry Stiller and Ann Meara, SCTV alum Joe Flarety, former Saturday Night Live writer Robin Duke. She has performed stand up in New York, Toronto, LA, and Vancouver. Trailer Winnipeg Free Press Interview
Hilarious, heartfelt, and ultimately uplifting…
An honest account of arriving at motherhood. I fell head over heels for the writer/performer.
(The audience) sprung to their feet as soon as the show finished. (It) is well written, emotional, authentic, delivered with expert timing and funny.
Funny, moving, and intimate, Mary-Jo’s storytelling is infused with warmth and wit. From adoption fails and fertility woes to morning sickness and hormonally charged revelations, Glowing is an artfully conceived comedic romp.
I absolutely adored it! She is warm, funny, and engaging. I actually did laugh and cry…
A real crowd pleaser.