Meet Amy: just turned 30 and still watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer reruns in her basement apartment. She can’t possibly live up to the example set by her über-successful younger sister and dreams of a day when she can be a hero like the sci-fi goddesses she idolizes. With a mixture of heartwarming honesty and snappy observations, Amy discovers an inner strength she never knew she had and maybe (just maybe) finally beats her sister at something. Roller Derby and Superheroes collide in this delightful comedy critics have been calling “perfect escapism and purely satisfying entertainment.”
Originally from Bathurst (NB), Nancy Kenny is a fluently bilingual actor, writer, producer, arts marketing & social media professional. She currently spends most of her time on the road. She is the creator and solo performer of the award-winning and critically acclaimed, Roller Derby Saved My Soul, which is still enjoying a successful run across Canada. She also appeared in and produced her translation of Edward Allan Baker’s Dolores in her native French, which won the award for Outstanding Drama at the Ottawa Fringe Festival.
In her spare time, Nancy can be found on the internet. Most likely blogging or on Twitter.
Learn more about Nancy.
"(Kenny) celebrates the hero in all of us, and makes us want to go out, lace up a pair of skates, and like this play, kick some ass." – Fully Fringed Ottawa
"Kenny is a charmer... undeniably original." – Montreal Gazette
"Perfect escapism and purely satisfying entertainment... Go see it!" – CBC Ottawa
"Roller Derby Saved My Soul skates straight into your heart." – Edmonton Journal
"Nancy Kenny is funny and charming."– Capital Xtra
"This is a must see!” – The Hamilton View
"Nancy is a breath of fresh air with her honest, funny story." - Global TV Edmonton
"Kenny… is an excellent storyteller." – The Chronicle Herald
"...tons of laughs mixed with genuine warmth, and a transformation-to-derby sequence that must be seen to be believed... Nancy K is one of the premiere comedic actresses in town... and it sure as sh*t won’t be a secret much longer.” – The Visitorium
"Roller Derby Saved My Soul is the kind of light-hearted, honestly funny story you want to find at Fringe – and Kenny has it for you, geared up in elbow pads and a mouth guard." – The Wig
✭ ✭ ✭ ✭ - Vue Weekly
✭ ✭ ✭ ✭ - Global TV Edmonton
✭ ✭ ✭ ✭ - TWISI
Critic's Pick - Halifax Coast
Top 5 Pick of the Fringe - Breakfast TV Edmonton
Best in Fest - Ottawa Fringe Festival
Best in Venue - Atlantic Fringe Festival
Best in Venue - Hamilton Fringe Festival
Sold out performances in Ottawa, Edmonton and Halifax.
Fan favourite at Zoofest in Montreal & offered a holdover performance.
Chosen as one of 6 shows presented at the Summer Chautauqua Theatre Festival in Swift Current, SK, in 2012.
Recognized by the Ottawa Downtown Rideau BIA as one of the most talked about shows at the 2011 Ottawa Fringe Festival and given a remount as part of their Summer Fling Festival Series.
Prix Rideau Awards 2011