Wartime wonder, masculine nasty woman, tragicomedienne.

Photo by Alex Nirta.

Photo by Alex Nirta.

"One of the most welcome additions to Toronto's performance scene... Pearle is glamorous, poised, and devastatingly funny." (Xtra)

An all-American gal who's sweet-as-pie and sharp-as-nails, Pearle Harbour was born on [information withheld], when America was still Great. During the War, she served as a stewardess aboard top-secret bomber missions, including [information withheld], and even [information withheld]

An accomplished soloist - on the boards and in the sheets - Pearle’s original works have been presented at the SummerWorks Performance Festival, Why Not Theatre’s The RISER Project, Theatre Passe Muraille, the Rhubarb Festival, OUTstages, The Cultch, The High Performance Rodeo, The Second City, the Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival, the University of Toronto, and countless other theatres, clubs, and cabarets across Canada.

Pearle is an artist-in-residence at Buddies In Bad Times Theatre. Awards include Audience Choice (SW17) and Outstanding Solo Performance (My Entertainment World).


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Pearle Harbour Presents

Company Members

Justin Miller (artistic director) is a queer, Toronto-based theatre artist. As a creator, his work explores bouffon, clown, drag, and the writing that can be magnified by those styles. As a writer, he's the author of seven full-length shows in the Pearle Harbour series. As an actor, his work has been called "riveting" (NOW) and "a tour de force" (Stage Door), and is Dora-nominated for Outstanding Performance.

Rebecca Ballarin  (artistic producer) is a freelance director and producer, and an alumna of the Centre for Theatre, Drama and Performance Studies at the University of Toronto. In addition to her training under Leah Cherniak at U of T, she has completed directing workshops with Adam Seelig, Matthew Jocelyn, Kim Collier, and Jackie Maxwell. Most recently she directed Life in a Box for the Toronto Fringe Festival, 291 for the Parados Festival, and Hedwig and the Angry Inch for Hart House Theatre. Rebecca also has experience as an arts administrator; she is currently the Network Coordinator for SPARC (Supporting Performing Arts in Rural and Remote Communities) and has also held positions at the U of T Drama Centre, Canadian Stage, and Theatre Ontario. 

Giuseppe Condello (production/stage manager) is a Toronto-based stage manager, theatre technician and lighting designer. He has managed stages for Canadian Rep Theatre's remount of TOUGH! (2016) and Dreams (2016) by Wajdi Mouawad. As lighting designer, Giuseppe lit the stage for the world premiere of George F. Walker's Damage Done (2016)and Adam Paolozza’s The Beckett Shorts (2017). Giuseppe has been Pearle's stage manager since the very beginning, and has become her good luck charm and archangel.

Steven Conway (musical director) is a Toronto-based performer and multi-instrumentalist.  With a background in classical piano, choir, and musical theatre, Steven is constantly expanding his musical vocabulary, and teaches music to children of all ages.  He continues to write and perform with multiple bands between Toronto and Montreal, and performs solo as Twin Mask; an inter-disciplinary project centred around experimental music and dance improvisation.


Allies

Kelly Anderson, Sandra Balcovske, Emma Bortolon-Vettor, Sara Bortolon-Vettor, Nicole Byblow, Jesse Byiers, Deanna Choi, Tom Arthur Davis, Marcel Dragonieri, Karen Hines, Keith Lam, Byron Laviolette, Erin Lawson, Kate LeDeuce, Kat Letwin, Jareth Li, Deborah Lim, Edith Nataprawira, Joseph Pagnan, Jiv Parasram, Steph Raposo, Haley Reap, Mirabella Sundar Singh, David Benjamin Tomlinson, John Turner, Amanda Wong.