Hello Team Cargo,
I would be thrilled to join your roster as your new content writer. In addition to a decade of work in live, studio-based comedy and variety series and specials — a high-stakes, deadline-driven environment — I have written for some of Canada’s top media platforms and personalities, including CBC, The Toronto Star, and George Stroumboulopoulos.
In covering the Toronto theatre scene for the Star, I filed reviews for shows of all sizes, writing with heart, humour, and helpful commentary; in the tradition of theatre criticism, these reviews were created after the opening night performance and appeared in print and online the very next morning.
For George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight, I pitched, researched, and executed multiple stories each day, adhering to the show’s mandate and matching the specific tone of the brand.
For CBC, I also wrote short-form content to promote programming and corporate initiatives for such marquee events as the Winter Olympics and the Canadian Screen Awards, the latter of which I would later go on to produce.
My writing is fast, accurate, clean, prompt. Let’s partner up to create new, compelling strategies that promote audience engagement and bring some brand love to large and loyal audiences.
For more career details, please visit the rest of my site! I look forward to hearing from you.
All the best,
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For this portfolio page, I selected reviews and articles from two prominent portals: the Toronto Star and CBC’s George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight.
Ratings out of 4 stars.
Toronto Fringe Festival 2008: About an Hour, Adam Growe's The Mom and Pop Shop, Between Commutes, Community Centre, Gameshow: The Musical, Hockey: The Musical, It's Just a Phase, Jew for a Day, Viva Vivi!, Wild About Harry
The Great Gatsby (2.5 stars, October 24, 2008)
Stratford: Emilia Galotti (4 stars, November 7, 2008)
Soulless (2 stars, November 13, 2008)
Molière (3 stars, December 5, 2008)
Doing Leonard Cohen (2.5 stars, December 5, 2008)
Mourning Dove (3.5 stars, April 9, 2009)
The Madness of the Square (2 stars, April 22, 2009)
bedbound (3.5 stars, May 1, 2009)
House of Many Tongues (1 star, May 8, 2009)
Toronto Fringe Festival 2009: Down to the Underwire, Hipcheck: The Musical, Ike and Pearl, Just East of Broadway, My Mother's Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding, Nebraska, This is the Thing, various musicals, various poorly-reviewed shows, various sketch comedy
The Light in the Piazza (3 stars, February 2, 2010)
GEORGE STROUMBOULOPOULOS TONIGHT
CBC's nighttime talk show, a daily destination for in-depth discussion about news and pop culture, featuring visits from national and international newsmakers and celebrities. The website reflected the show's youthful, forward-thinking views on media, news, and social issues.
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The Heritage Minutes Return! Pick Your Favourite From The Past Twenty Years (October 10, 2012)
Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games (October 9, 2010)
#Occupations Coming Soon… (October 13, 2011)
AWESOME THING OF THE DAY: The Anti-Loneliness Ramen Bowl (January 23, 2013)
‘Silicon Savannah’ Set To Become Kenyan IT Hub in 20 Years (January 25, 2013)