tits + teeth
Who Are We?
Jen and Kyla - two performing artists coming to you from Toronto + New York City. 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! (or chugging…chugging is a better description) Join us for lots of laughs, endless banter, and insight into the minds of some of North America's finest theatre workers, both on stage and off.
Kyla is unbelieveably jazzed to be on this new adventure alongside Jen. Hailing from Stratford Ontario, she now lives with her partner on the east end of Toronto. Kyla is a musical theatre performer who attended Sheridan College's Musical Theatre Performance program and has had the privilege of working all across this beautiful country since graduating. Kyla is thrilled to be making her debut at the Stratford Festival for their 2020 season, and can be seen in Spamalot and Wendy And Peter Pan. Other favourite credits to date include Shout! (Magnus Theatre) Newsies (Drayton Entertainment) Mamma Mia!, All Shook Up (Globe Theatre) Legally Blonde, Jersey Boys (Stage West) Saturday Night Fever (North American Tour) Mary Poppins, Shrek, Beauty And The Beast (Neptune Theatre) Crazy For You (Capitol Theatre) and 3 seasons at the Charlottetown Festival. Kyla has a passion for bouldering, scotch, and grilled cheese sandwiches, has been told she's a pretty sassy lady, and is a professional ninja wanna-be. Share a drink with us, and remember, tits up, teeth out!
With a wink and a nod to the showgirls of musical theatre,
we welcome you to
tits + teeth!
Jen was born and raised on the beaches of Sydney, Australia, and currently resides in New York City. Life has always been a wild adventure, with some of her favourite performance credits including the North American Tour of Saturday Night Fever, where she toured with her mate Kyla and dreamed of making a podcast! Other favourite credits include Elf The Musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Man Of La Mancha, The Little Mermaid, West Side Story, The Drowsy Chaperone, Rock Of Ages, Beauty And The Beast (Drayton Entertainment), Guys And Dolls (Merry-Go-Round Playhouse), West Side Story (Rainbow Stage), Disney's Newsies (Assistant Choreographer/ Director, Forestburgh Playhouse), Mamma Mia, Crazy For You and Singin' In The Rain (Capitol Theatre), Masters Of Illusion Season 2 (CW Network). When Jen is not podcasting or performing in theatre shows, you may find her dancing samba or choreographing for Tropicana Queens, or she might have run off with A2D2 Circus! Wherever she is, you know she will have her tits up and teeth out!
Episode #1 - Julie Tomaino
Welcome back to a brand new season of Tits and Teeth podcast. Jen and Ky are thrilled to be back with another stacked roster for this season. We are kicking things off with a true superwoman and gem of the industry, Julie Tomaino! Julie was a stunning performer and Radio City Rockette, and has since switched her focus to direction and choreography. She recently choreographed Idina Menzel in the movie Beaches, and has worked alongside industry legend Tim Rice on his new musical, From Here To Eternity. Julie has worked at theatres all across North America including; Young Peoples Theatre (Pinocchio) Citadel Theatre (Once) Chemainus Theatre (Grease, Footloose) Magnus Theatre (We Will Rock You, Shout!) Finger Lakes MT Festival (On the Town, Cabaret). Julie’s next projects in 2020 include: The Marvellous Wonderettes (Chemainus Theatre) Kinky Boots (Arts Club) and Once (Thousand Islands Playhouse). Julie is a remarkable Director/Choreographer who continuously delivers beautiful story driven work, that every actor wants to perform. We hear Julie’s incredible story of recovery after a devastating stroke, what she does outside the business that brings her joy, and her goals for the future. We DARE you to get through this episode without shedding a tear. Follow Julie on Instagram @julietomaino. Visit her website at JulieTomaino.com
Episode #2 - Joel Cumber
Joel Cumber, (aka. the young gun of this seasons roster), is here to have some gin and tonics with Jen and Ky, lots of laughs, and be ‘the voice of a generation!’ Joel’s career is just beginning and we expect big things from him throughout it. We can’t wait to watch him flourish. Some of his credits to date include; The Adventures of Pinocchio (Young Peoples Theatre) Every Silver Lining (Next Stage Festival) Kelly vs. Kelly, In Real Life (Musical Stage Co. workshops) My Fair Lady, The Little Mermaid (Capital Theatre). Joel is an incredible asset to the Canadian musical theatre scene, he’s wonderfully funny, and a recent graduate of the Musical Theatre Performance program at Sheridan College. We chat with Joel about where his love of musical theatre comes from, what excitement comes from being in on the ground floor of a brand new musical, and the challenges and thrills our younger coworkers are facing coming out of theatre school. Follow Joel on Instagram @coeljumber
Episode #3 - Dan Gold
Dan is a stunning dancer, teacher, and choreographer who works hard to give back to his community and inspire acceptance. A faculty member of Steps on Broadway and a regular guest teacher at Broadway Dance Centre, he recently had a successful Off-Broadway choreography debut with Good Morning New York (The Players Theatre) and also choreographed the regional premiere of The Bodyguard (White Plains Performing Arts Centre) starring LaToya London of American Idol. Other choreography credits include Young Frankenstein (Phoenix Productions) and The Mystery Of Edwin Drood (Liberty University). Some of Dan’s theatre performance credits include National Tours of Miss Saigon + Beaty And The Beast, Loch Ness: A New Musical (Merry-Go-Round Playhouse), Young Frankenstein (North Shore Music Theatre) and My Fair Lady (Lyric Opera Of Chicago). We chat with this beautiful human about his journey as a choreographer, where he draws inspiration from, and the events he co-ordinates across NYC, particularly his ‘Night Of Life’ events, which raise money to benefit ‘The Trevor Project’, a foundation aimed at saving LGBTQ youth lives. Follow Dan on Instagram @djpgold. Visit his website at Daniel-Gold.com