The performer

MJ Dionne, performing

“A real crowd pleaser.”

GlowingA 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 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. 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 Meira, SCTV alum Joe Flarety, former Saturday Night Live writer Robin Duke. She has performed stand up in New York, Toronto, LA, and Vancouver.

What the press is saying about Glowing: A Reproduction Production

Hilarious, heartfelt, and ultimately uplifting…

Kristina Matisic, TV Executive and Personality as seen on the Oprah Winfrey Network

“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.”

Plank Magazine

“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.”

**** Winnipeg Free Press

“I absolutely adored it! She is warm, funny, and engaging. I actually did laugh and cry…”

Natalie Hunter, morning show host, 103.5 QMFM