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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. We have a blast of a time interviewing our peers in show biz, unveiling their secrets about balancing this crazy unconventional life, and debating issues in the arts. We play games and ask insightful questions, all while sipping on our guests' favourite drink! Join us for lots of laughs, endless banter, and insight into the minds of some of our industries finest workers, both on stage and off. CHEERS!!

Tits and Teeth Podcast Tits and Teeth Podcast

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 72 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. We have a blast of a time interviewing our peers in show biz, unveiling their secrets about balancing this crazy unconventional life, and debating issues in the arts. We play games and ask insightful questions, all while sipping on our guests' favourite drink! Join us for lots of laughs, endless banter, and insight into the minds of some of our industries finest workers, both on stage and off. CHEERS!!

    Natasha Powell ft. Minnie By Monique Lund - Uprooted, Holla Jazz

    Natasha Powell ft. Minnie By Monique Lund - Uprooted, Holla Jazz

    Natasha Powell is a powerful creator who takes the joy of being a dancer and teacher to heart. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge of social dance and the origins of jazz dance in its most authentic form. Joining Natasha in the episode is Monique Lund to chat with us about her incredible jewelry line, Minnie by Monique Lund. 
    Natasha Powell is the founder, choreographer, and artistic director of Holla Jazz in Toronto. She is known for bringing her soulful approach to movement which transcends genre, and can be felt through her dancing, choreography and teaching. Through Holla Jazz she created the award-winning show Floor’d - a full-length production presenting historical jazz dances in a new light. Floor’d was nominated for 4 Dora Mavor Moore Awards and named one of the top 10 dance shows of the recent decade by NOW Magazine. Natasha is also a contributing member for the film Uprooted: The Journey of Jazz Dance. The film is a cinematic exploration of this jazz dance paying homage to it’s lineage, celebrating its many re-interpretations, and inspiring the dancer of tomorrow to keep this art form alive. 
    Monique Lund is a Canadian musical theatre icon who launched Minnie by Monique Lund in 2020. Monique creates statement earrings and other accessories with leather and metals in a mix of shapes and designs. She loves the juxtaposition of earthy, genuine leather with glossy or distressed metals. Monique has a signature sense of style and you know a pair of Minnie earrings when you see them, no doubt about it!
    Come hang with us and get your weekly fix of musical theatre banter with Jen and Ky.

    • 43 min
    BOA ft. Vision Drag Artists - Canada's Drag Race

    BOA ft. Vision Drag Artists - Canada's Drag Race

    BOA the drag queen is pure camp, she’s drop dead gorgeous, and her undeniable charisma shines right through those headphones to make you howl. Joining BOA as the featured business in our ‘Whatcha Doin?!’ segment is Daniel Birnbaum from Vision Drag Artists and BOA’s incredible agent! 
    BOA was a contestant on season 1 of Canada’s Drag Race and she made her presence known! BOA brought her own brand of charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent, to every challenge and every look that hit the runway. We talk with BOA about her experience on Canada’s Drag Race, her recovery from addiction and her victories since, and everything in-between that makes BOA the freaking drag star she is! 
    Daniel Birnbaum is a highly sought after talent agent with The Talent House, and in 2020 he expanded his roster and representation by founding Vision Drag Artists. With Vision Drag, Daniel created the first full service boutique agency in Canada that represents some of the country’s best Drag and LGBTQIA+ Entertainers. Vision Drag Artists is working to create a bridge between Queer Art, and Industry, by elevating and celebrating all things Drag!
    Come hang with us and get your weekly fix of musical theatre banter (or in this case drag banter) with Jen and Ky. 

    • 35 min
    Jade and Sea - Leather By Jade & Wheat and Sea Collective

    Jade and Sea - Leather By Jade & Wheat and Sea Collective

    Today on the pod we are doing things a little differently by spotlighting three phenomenal artists  and their epic businesses! Welcome Jade Repeta and Leather by Jade, as well as Robin Calvert and Laura Mae Nason from Wheat and Sea Collective to Tits and Teeth Podcast! 
    Jade Repeta's work in theatre spans across Canada and includes concerts for the Stratford Festival of Canada, and performances for Theatre Aquarius, Drayton Entertainment, The Globe Theatre, Manitoba Theatre Centre and YPT, just to name a few! Leather By Jade launched during 2020 as a way to turn her creativity into creation. She is committed to making sure her business is low waste and uses all recycled or upcycled materials to bring you awesome leather jewellery and accessories! 
    Robin Calvert and Laura Mae Nason are powerful performers and creators in their own right. Robin hails from Saskatchewan, Laura Mae from Nova Scotia, and together they are Wheat and Sea Collective, an apparel brand whose purpose is to evoke a sense of community and belonging. Robin and Laura Mae are dedicated to collaborating with other artists and small businesses as well as giving back to local charities and supporting others across Canada. The most recent of these initiatives being the #onlyimtermission tee, where $5 from the proceeds of each sale will be donated to the Actors Fund of Canada, and artists can wear the resiliency of the industry on their backs.  
    Come hang with us, grab a drink (if you’re not driving), and get your weekly fix of musical theatre banter with Jen and Ky.

    • 51 min
    Maud Arnold ft. Straight Up Sis - Syncopated Ladies. Tap. Positivity

    Maud Arnold ft. Straight Up Sis - Syncopated Ladies. Tap. Positivity

    Maud Arnold is an absolute force. A force on the dance floor, a force in the boardroom, and a force of positivity and light! Seriously, you can’t help but smile and get jazzed when Maud in your presence or even your ear buds. Joining Maud in this episode are two of our favs, Tara Jackson and Masini McDermott from the ‘Straight Up Sis’, as the featured business in our new segment, ‘What Cha Doin?’
    Maud Arnold is a Columbia University graduate and one of taps leading ladies! Along with her sister Chloe, they are a choreographing and producing duo known worldwide for their female tap band, the Syncopated Ladies. They have appeared on The Ellen Show, and So You Think You Can Dance, received praise from Beyonce, Janet Jackson, and Shonda Rhimes, and, no big deal, but one of their biggest mentors is none other than Debby Allen! Chloe and Maud strongly believe in giving back to their community and lifting others along the way. Through their charity, The Chloe and Maud Foundation, Chloe and Maud provide equal opportunity to educational programming that educates and inspires young people around the globe through dance and entrepreneurship. 
    Masini McDermott and Tara Jackson have recently joined the podcasters fam with Straight Up Sis, a weekly podcast where opinions are given to you, straight up! They have covered topics such as bullying, lifting up and celebrating your friends, and therapy and mental health. Straight up Sis is available wherever you download your podcasts. 
    Come hang with us, grab a drink (if you’re not driving), and get your weekly fix of musical theatre banter, with beverages

    • 43 min
    Jacob MacInnis ft. In The Wings - Gender Visibility Matters!

    Jacob MacInnis ft. In The Wings - Gender Visibility Matters!

    Jacob MacInnis has a silky voice that makes us swoon, a kindness that swells our hearts and a podunk edge essential for a good time! Joining Jacob in this episode is none other than Steve Cota from In The Wings, who is featured in our new segment, ‘Whatcha Doin?!’
    Jacob is a Dora award winning actor and prolific artist, who expresses themselves through all mediums of art! We talk with Jacob about their visual art and their musical aspirations and inspirations. We chat about gender identity, pronouns, and discuss ways that allies can best support the gender queer community. Steve Cota is a seasoned performer and choreographer who created In The Wings during the pandemic lockdown as an online musical theatre training tool. Steve’s overall purpose of In The Wings is to educate youth and established artists and bring them together in class so that we may learn from each other and collectively grow as a community.  
    Jacob has played some of the most iconic and recognizable characters with amazing accuracy, passion, and success. Some of their credits to date include; Cowardly Lion in Wizard of Oz (Capitol Theatre), Lefou in Beauty and The Beast, Horton in Seussical, Earthworm in James and The Giant Peach (YPT) Chef Louis in The Little Mermaid (Globe Theatre) Uncle Fester in The Addams Family (Neptune Theatre) two seasons with The Charlottetown Festival including Peter in Jesus Christ Superstar. Coming up Jacob will star as Frank-N-Furter in The Rocky Horror Show (Neptune Theatre) and will be featured in Play On!, one of the cabarets being presented at the Stratford Festival this 2021 season. 
    Come hang with us, grab a drink (if you’re not driving), and get your weekly fix of musical theatre banter, with beverages. 

    • 40 min
    Nicole Power ft. Do You Want This Thrift

    Nicole Power ft. Do You Want This Thrift

    It’s season 4 of Tits and Teeth fam! We missed you dearly, and we are thrilled to be back in your earbuds bringing you the real talk and good vibes you’ve come to expect from us. 
    For our season opener we are gifting you with the stories and advice from the truest of gems, Nicole Power! We chat with Nicole about playing Shannon Ross on the hit CBC show Kim’s Convenience, how she stopped putting herself and her career in a box, and her future goals and aspirations. We are also introducing a new series into our episodes with a segment we’re calling ‘Whatcha Doin?!’, where we are highlighting some of the amazing business’s and side passions our colleagues have pursued throughout this pandemic. For the first week of ‘Whatcha Doin?!’ we are keeping it in house with Daniel Greenberg and our own Kyla Musselman from Do You Want This Thrift. 
    Nicole does not limit her talents to only stage or only screen and her resume is proof of that. Nicole has played Shannon Ross on Kim’s Convenience for 5 seasons and earned herself a Canadian Screen Awards nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a comedy. She was a part of the hilarious digital short ‘We Got Divorced’ featured on Funny Or Die, and up next you can catch Nicole as the lead in her own sitcom, Strays, coming to CBC. Nicole is a graduate from the Soulpepper Academy and was featured in their productions of Snowman, as well as their workshops of Spring Awakening and Rose. Other theatre credits include; Bonnie in Bonnie and Clyde (LSPU Hall) Anita in West Side Story (Rainbow Stage) Legally Blonde, Elf, La Cage Aux Folles (Neptune Theatre) and Anne of Green Gables and Evangeline (Charlottetown Festival).
    Come hang with us, grab a drink (if you’re not driving), and get your weekly fix of musical theatre banter, with beverages.

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
72 Ratings

72 Ratings

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.
Subscribe. Don’t think twice.

Whorabeck ,

Listen!

Love listening to Jen and Ky and whoever is their guest of the week. I would HIGHLY recommend this to anyone who is new or interested in being a part of Canadian theatre as it gives insight on what it’s like to be in the thick of it.

Thanks for being so relatable, ladies! Tits up, teeth out!

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