73 episodes

With a wink and a nod to the show girls of musical theatre, we welcome you to Tits and Teeth! Who are we?! Jen and Kyla - two performing artists coming to you from New York and Toronto. Tits and Teeth Podcast is an all inclusive platform that aims to educate and inspire by highlighting stories from the world’s most prestigious creators, which is unveiled while sipping on their guests favourite cocktails! We are dedicated to breaking barriers, preserving and passing down the legacy of our predecessors, whilst sparking joy! Join us for lots of laughs, endless banter, and an insight into the minds of some of North America's finest theatre workers, both on stage and off.

Tits and Teeth Podcast Tits and Teeth Podcast

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 74 Ratings

With a wink and a nod to the show girls of musical theatre, we welcome you to Tits and Teeth! Who are we?! Jen and Kyla - two performing artists coming to you from New York and Toronto. Tits and Teeth Podcast is an all inclusive platform that aims to educate and inspire by highlighting stories from the world’s most prestigious creators, which is unveiled while sipping on their guests favourite cocktails! We are dedicated to breaking barriers, preserving and passing down the legacy of our predecessors, whilst sparking joy! Join us for lots of laughs, endless banter, and an insight into the minds of some of North America's finest theatre workers, both on stage and off.

    Vanessa Sears - Tits and Teeth Season 4 Closer

    Vanessa Sears - Tits and Teeth Season 4 Closer

    Welcome to the final episode of Season 4 of Tits and Teeth Podcast! Can you believe it?! To close out the season we are bringing you one guest and one guest only, the sensational actor and activist, Vanessa Sears. 
    Vanessa Sears is a Dora Award winning actor with the voice of an angel and a stunningly contagious laugh. She is one of Canada’s most accomplished performers who’s potential knows no bounds. Some of her theatre credits include; Caroline or Change (Musical Stage Co.) Mary Poppins (Young People’s Theatre) Grand Hotel (Shaw Festival) Little Shop of Horrors and Billy Elliott (Stratford Festival) and Kinky Boots (Mirvish Productions). She can be seen on screen in Sex/Life (Netflix) Tallboyz (CBC) and Y:The Last Man (FX). Vanessa is also a board member of the Canadian Green Alliance and a woman who will always fight for what’s right and inspire others to change. In this episode we chat about advocacy in the arts, bringing our values with us to the theatre and Vanessas hopes for the future of the industry. She is a bright light and you don't want to miss this one!
    Thank you to all of our listeners who have continued to support us through 4 great seasons of Tits and Teeth. You continue to inspire us to strive for more and bring you top quality content. Remember to keep those tits up and those teeth out and we will see you soon for season 5 you bloody legends. 

    • 45 min
    Christy Adamson ft. Krista Leis Pilates

    Christy Adamson ft. Krista Leis Pilates

    Today the pod is full of powerhouse women! First up, we sit down with Krista Leis from Krista Leis Pilates as the feature of our ‘Whatcha Doin?!’ segment. Next, we go deep and get the full T with performer and dance captain, Christy Adamson. 
    Christy Adamson is a true triple threat performer, has recently become a mother, and has also launched her own business called Keto Chick Creations where she makes homemade keto recipes and delivers them to your home around the GTA. Christy is one of the best dance captains to grace the business and she shares with us some of her tips and tools to becoming a world class DC. Christy also shares the full truth about what it means to age in this business and grow your career the way YOU want to. 
    Each week our ‘Whatcha Doin?!’ segment shines a spotlight on artist run small businesses. This week we are thrilled to bring back the original Tits and Teeth guest, Krista Leis, to highlight her business, Krista Leis Pilates. Krista is a wealth of knowledge and is passionate about sharing that knowledge through private or group classes ranging from beginners, to professional performers, and seniors. We all need a stronger core and Krista Leis Pilates can get you there!
    So come hang with us and get your weekly fix of musical theatre banter with Jen and Ky

    • 54 min
    Shawn Byfield ft. Jackson Ben Designs

    Shawn Byfield ft. Jackson Ben Designs

    One word to describe this episode? Sunshine! Why? Because today on the pod we are joined by Jacqueline Burtney from Jackson Ben Designs as the feature of our ‘Whatcha Doin?!’ segment, as well as the joyous Shawn Byfield.
    Shawn Byfield is a respected leader in the entertainment industry. As a highly sought after dance coach and adjudicator across the country, Shawn's mission is to inspire greatness in others, create authentic performers, and make learning fun! He's a Dora Award winner, Gemini Award nominee, two time Black Canadian Awards nominee and and  creator of Canada's #1 dance studio for adults BYFIELD DANCE EXPERIENCE. 
    Each week, our ‘Whatcha Doin?!’ Segment highlights artist run small businesses. This week we are all about Jacqueline Burtney and her web design company, Jackson Ben Designs. Jacqueline is sensational performer and a sensational entrepreneur! Do you want a sleek website that screams YOU but is also wildly functional? Of course you do, so you’re welcome. Here’s Jacqueline Burtney
    So come hang with us, and get your weekly fix of musical theatre banter with Jen and Ky!

    • 50 min
    Saccha Dennis ft. EveryBODY on Stage

    Saccha Dennis ft. EveryBODY on Stage

    It’s a Theatre Sheridan Pippin reunion on Tits and Teeth this week! First up, we speak with Greg Carruthers from EveryBODY on Stage. Next, we sit down with performer, director and producer, Saccha Dennis.
    Saccha Dennis, aka Saccha Fierce, is an actor, director, and creator of Musicals Re:Imagined, the production company dedicated to reimagining traditional musical theatre by flipping the script and not apologizing for it. Saccha is part of the original Canadian company of Come From Away, she was on the 1st National Tour of We Will Rock You, and most recently she directed a reimagined production of Pippin at Theatre Sheridan. 
    Each week our ‘Whatcha Doin?!’ segment highlights artist run small businesses. Our feature for this week’s episode is Greg Carruthers, choreographer and creator of EveryBODY on Stage, a group of Canadian artists dismantling fat-phobia one song, story, and jiggle at a time. Their mission is to break down stigma and fat-phobia in the arts and reduce the harm done by body dysmorphia and the long-term health of artists and to encourage the positive representation of all body-types on stage. Greg worked alongside Saccha Dennis as the choreographer for her reimagined Pippin at Theatre Sheridan. 
    So come hang with us, and get your weekly fix of musical theatre banter with Jen and Ky

    • 40 min
    Darren Trull ft. Made To Move Clinic

    Darren Trull ft. Made To Move Clinic

    On today’s pod we are diving into mental and physical fortitude! First up, in our Whatcha Doin?! segment, the part of our show where we highlight artist run small businesses, we speak with performer/choreographer turned chiropractor, Dr. Stephen Gray, owner of Made to Move Clinic. Next, we sit down with circus performer and coach, Darren Trull.
    Darren Trull is a Canadian born acrobat and aerialist who specializes in aerial straps, which has taken him across the globe. Some of Darren’s credits include Michael Jackson Immortal World Tour, Saltimbanco, and Volta with Cirque du Soleil as well as La Perle, and House of Dancing Water by mastermind Franco Dragone. He was also a specialist performer for Celebrity Cruises Inc. In addition Darren has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Concordia University and is a dedicated instructor who is currently developing circus programs across North America.
    Dr. Stephen Gray is a chiropractor and owner of Made to Move Clinic, Toronto’s health hub for movers and shakers. Stephen is also an incredible musical theatre performer, dancer, and choreographer so he knows exactly what our bodies go through on a day to day basis as arts workers. Made to Move has 3 locations in Toronto and offers an extremely wide array of treatment options and rehabilitation techniques. They even offer artist pricing! What?! Yes, exactly. So go book your appointment after you listen to this ep!
    So come hang with us, and get your weekly fix of musical theatre banter with Jen and Ky!

    • 49 min
    Singular Sensation and Mandy Goodhandy

    Singular Sensation and Mandy Goodhandy

    What a jam packed episode we have for you today friends! First up, we speak with the unstoppable team of Jeni Walls and Stephan Dickson, producers of the online performing arts talk show and open mic, Singular Sensation. Our second guest is the iconic, Mandy Goodhandy, singer, author, advocate, entrepreneurial force, and Canada’s first transgender woman stand up comedian. 

    Jeni Walls is the hostess with the mostess! She’s been the face of Singular Sensation for years now and had found a great home for the show in downtown Toronto at the 120Diner, until, the pandemic hit. When the shutdown happened Jeni pivot ball-changed with the rest of our community, partnered with Stephan Dickson as a producer and took the show from stage to stream! Singular Sensation has since grown and expanded its programming by adding monthly open mics, partnering with the Canadian Green Alliance to produce a green panel series, and promoting many of our communities small businesses through advertisements during their shows. This duo has big dreams for Singular Sensation, and we can’t wait to watch those dreams flourish.

    Mandy Goodhandy is Toronto royalty and above all, a matriarch who creates safe spaces for people to express themselves. Mandy is a singer and author, with a book and CD both entitled ‘Just Call Me Lady’. She is a transgender rights advocate, dancer, and business mogul. She is Canada’s first transgender woman stand-up comic, first transgender woman to be accepted to sing in the Toronto Jazz Festival in 2016 and the Winterfolk Blues & Roots festival in 2021, and most recently added the title of feature columnist to her resume with interview style articles published in Pinkpages and Buzz Magazine, Toronto’s queer publications. 

    So come hang with us, and get your weekly fix of musical theatre banter with Jen and Ky!

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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
74 Ratings

74 Ratings

Chelsea Tyler Johnson ,

So much awesome energy!

These two have such and amazing energy! They clearly have huge hearts and genuinely care about the theatre community and topics that matter! Thanks Jen and Kyla for the work you are doing! Give it a listen!

lynmus ,

Makes me smile!!

I look forward to Mon mornings to listen to the latest podcast from Ky and Jenn. I love the diverse array of guests and variety of topics. Cheers gals!!! You’re bloody ledge did!!

Billsco ,

The Best Showbiz Gabcast Ever

I’ve been working in Canadian Theatre for 2 decades, and there are few podcasts that truly capture the feeling of sitting down with your fellow artists to discuss the craft, especially the fun.
Jen and Kyla are REAL PROFESSIONALS talking to REAL PROFESSIONALS of Canadian and American theatre in real, spontaneous conversation that feels like you’re right there, enjoying a drink with them.
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