Lucy Earle and Shari Hollett

(photos: Nick Ullrich)

 Smart funny provocative theatre           Artistic Directors  Shari Hollett & Chris Earle            Toronto, Ontario, Canada

night kitchen news:

our brand new show

For the Record

      opens at Toronto Fringe 2016!


a comedy about growing up, moving out, and moving on

​written and performed by Shari Hollett

also featuring Lucy Earle

directed by Chris Earle

​stage managed by Isabel Mortimer

Venue: Kops Records, 592 Bloor St. West

Click here for tickets! 

While browsing vintage vinyl at a record store, a woman takes her teenage daughter on a tour of her adolescent musical memories, and in the process revisits her complicated relationship with her own mother. Set in an actual record store (Annex vinyl mecca KOPS RECORDS), and performed by an actual mother/daughter acting duo (Shari Hollett and Lucy Earle), 'For the Record' is a new site-specific comedy that explores the fraught relationship between mothers and daughters – both struggling for love, understanding, and the right to live life on their own terms. With a soundtrack of classic vinyl from the 60’s and 70’s, it’s a funny, heartfelt look at the most primal of human relationships – underscored by the most universal of human art forms.

'For the Record' is written by veteran writer-performer Shari Hollett (Big Head Goes to Bed, Expectation, The Second City), directed by Chris Earle (The Hotline Always Blings Twice, The Second City Guide to the Symphony), and also features Lucy Earle (Schitts Creek, Etobicoke School of the Arts). Stage managed by Isabel Mortimer ( The Rhythm Method, After Juliet)


Kops Records, 592 Bloor St. West

(1.5 blocks west of Bathurst)

Rear entrance off of lane way- North of Bloor, West off of Markham)

June 30th at 9:00 PM
July 1st at 9:00 PM
July 2nd at 9:00 PM
July 3rd at 7:00 PM
July 5th at 9:00 PM
July 6th at 9:00 PM
July 7th at 9:00 PM
July 8th at 9:00 PM
July 9th at 9:00 PM
July 10th at 7:00 PM

Online ticket here

Running time: approx. 45 minutes
Very limited seating - Most of the play you'll be standing, moving throughout the store with the story. There will be opportunities to lean and sit on stools. Please wear comfortable shoes.​


​​"✭✭✭✭ Flawless presentation" - Vue Weekly

"Devastating..." - Calgary Herald

"Superb writing and excellent acting" - CBC Calgary

"✭✭✭✭✭ Exceptional performance" - CBC Manitoba

"A genius performance" - Theatromania

"A gift" - Mooney on Theatre

"✭✭✭✭✭" - NOW MAGAZINE

Held Over for 2 extra shows - Edmonton Fringe

Patrons Pick - Winnipeg Fringe

Named "Outstanding Drama" - CBC Manitoba


​In "Radio :30", a veteran “voice guy” named Ron (played by Toronto writer/performer and Second City alum CHRIS EARLE) is recording a 30 second radio ad with the help of his faithful recording engineer Mike (SAM EARLE, "Degrassi", "Defiance"). Between takes, Ron shares the tricks of his trade with the audience, slowly revealing how the polished dishonesty of his profession has infected his personal life. Haunted by his conscience, Ron’s silver tongue begins to betray him…

"Wickedly funny, unexpectedly moving" - The New York Sun

"Created and performed to unsettling perfection by Chris Earle" - The NY Times

WINNER: Dora Mavor Moore Award (Outstanding New Play)

Canadian Comedy Award (New Play). Chalmers Award (New Play)

Radio :30

Written by Chris Earle   Directed by Shari Hollett

Sound by Bob Derkach   Lights by Jennifer Stobart

Starring Chris Earle and featuring Sam Earle