Zack is a director/playwright. Kayla is a actor/writer/comedian. Together they're making the short film 'She Stoops To Conquer' in 2014.
Zack Russell is a playwright and filmmaker in Toronto. His most recent plays include Fixed at VideoFag in Toronto (starring Kayla!), and Just Cause at the Flea Theater in New York. In 2013 he directed the Dora-award winning production of rihannaboi95 —a live-stream digital play by Jordan Tannahill. Zack and Kayla have collaborated on numerous projects, including the punk-rock opera Feint of Hart.
Kayla Lorette is a comedian living in Toronto. She has toured extensively through Europe and North America with her comedy duo, The Sufferettes. She has been nominated for several Canadian Comedy Awards, the Tim Sims Encouragement Fund and a Gemini for her performance in YTV’s That’s So Weird. Other television credits include The Ron James Show and The Kids in the Hall series Death Comes to Town. She recently starred in two IPF selected web series: Everyone’s Famous and Space Riders: Division Earth.
It wasn't until Fay Slift's turn as Tracy Turnblad that I felt my nausea float back. With three wonderful back-up dancers including the very funny Fluffy Souffle, their number from Hairspray was pure beautiful trash. The back-up dancers sprayed litres of hairspray on themselves and the audience. Have you ever been high on hairspray? It's surprisingly heady, a bit like champagne... the champagne of gasoline?