Since premiering at the Ottawa Fringe Festival in 2011, Roller Derby Saved My Soul continues to charm audiences across the country. The play is an award winning, critically acclaimed, one-woman action-adventure comedy on wheels. It features Amy, a shy comic book geek, and her bossy sister June (both played by Kenny) as they try to navigate through the competitive world of roller derby and learn a little more about themselves along the way.
A twelve-year veteran of the Fringe Festival scene, Nancy Kenny is a fluently bilingual actor, writer, producer with over ten years of social media and arts marketing experience. She is the creator and solo performer of Roller Derby Saved My Soul, which continues to enjoy much success across the country. She also appeared in Edward Allen Baker's Dolores, which she translated into her native French and won the award for Outstanding Drama at the Ottawa Fringe Festival.
Nancy has been producing theatre since 2005, initially as a co-founder of Ottawa's Evolution Theatre, before branching out on her own with Broken Turtle Productions. In her spare time, she can be found on the internet. Most likely blogging or on Twitter.
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On the Fringe is a feature-length documentary that will be filmed over the course of a four month Canadian Fringe Festival tour. Driving the project is Nancy Kenny, taking her hit one-woman show Roller Derby Saved My Soul on the road from May to September 2014. She will be performing the show in nine cities across Canada and, when not on stage, with the help of her team, she will be gathering footage for On the Fringe. The documentary footage will be captured in Ottawa, London, Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary, Vancouver, Victoria, and everywhere along the way!
The film hopes to give audiences a taste of what life is like on the Canadian Fringe Festival circuit; the highs, the lows, the friendships, the drama, the elation of a sold out performance and the fear that no one might come, for all the artists involved. It will include interviews with performers, staff, volunteers, audience members and even a critic or two who help make these festivals happen.
The documentary will be submitted to various film festivals and sold for theatrical and online distribution. You can be a part of this incredible experience about life On the Fringe by becoming a tour sponsor or by supporting and sharing our Indiegogo campaign.
Learn more about the documentary and the team by visiting www.onthefringedoc.com.