Real actors. Not people
"Vikki Velenosi and Kasey Dunn, who co-own artist-run space Brick & Mortar in real life, play versions of themselves.
Featuring impressive song and dance throughout, Real Actors. Not People. shows off Velenosi and Dunn as triple threats. There are plenty of laughs, including a bit on Meisner technique that’s hysterical. Despite its lighthearted approach, the show never loses its purpose, and delivers a commentary on Toronto’s current lack of theatre spaces and arts funding that stings."
"Both actors’ comedic timing was superb and they kept the audience in stitches. They were also able to beautifully navigate the performance through a few more meaningful moments too.
The show was the perfect combination of touching and funny, and left me wanting at least another hour of watching these talented women. Whether you’re a supporter of the arts or are steeped in the world yourself, go see this show! You’ll leave it with a stomach sore from laughing and filled with thoughts about the importance of supporting the arts."
"The Brick & Mortar ladies’ rent-negotiating, toilet-plunging, fussy artist-tolerating determination is incredible and the artistic output their spaces and support have facilitated in the last few years is incredible... Real Actors. Not People. is a hilarious, moving, motivational ode to getting shit done, made by women who have gotten some seriously invaluable shit done."
At Toronto Fringe
When two women are brought together at an audition for laxatives, they quickly realize how much of a shit-show the acting industry is from top to bottom. Real Actors, Not People is the realish-life story of Vikki Velenosi and Kasey Dunn who have turned their acting careers into a passion project to help the very industry that can’t help itself.