The Dudes of My Life
The Dudes of My Life

Parents wish the best for their children at school, at work, and especially in love. As an unmarried 26-year-old Italian girl, the pressure is on to please “the family” by creating a family of her own.

The Dudes of My Life
Studio 16, 213 East 16th Ave

[dropcap]1[/dropcap]Tell us about your show.

Dudes is a look into my own real dating life over the last five years. There are times where it gets really intimate and really embarrassing. It’s just me on stage for 50 minutes, sharing my life, my mistakes, and of course, ‘the dude book.’
My life is currently a juxtaposition of being an unwed Italian girl who should be making her own family by now with enjoying the joie de vivre of being single in a vibrant city like Vancouver. Sometimes you just don’t want to settle and other times you’re so fed up that you hand over your Tinder app to the family to choose for you. Yes, that really happened and yes, you hear about in Dudes

[dropcap]2[/dropcap]Why should someone come see your show?

After going on dates with so many people (met on and off dating apps), I’ve acquired stories that have left me in compromising situations, either morally or physically.  The material is raw, honest, and my own. There are no real names used in this show (everyone breathes a collective sigh), but the stories are very real as are the references to my Italian family and their customs.

[dropcap]3[/dropcap]If your show was a superhero which superhero would it be, and why?

If #DOML was a superhero, it would probably be The Flash. I’m not a superhero aficionado in the least, but it seems appropriate, as I hop from one date to the next and some of my quick-thinking reactions have led to the stories you hear in Dudes. Of course, it’s helpful to have those rapid-fire swiping skills, am I right?

[dropcap]4[/dropcap]If you could see only one show at the Vancouver Fringe Festival, besides your own, what show would that be?

This is a tough one. My crew and I are from SFU’s School for the Contemporary Arts. There are so many of SFU alum producing works in this year’s Fringe that we’re stoked on: A Quiet PlaceHoof, Olya the Child, Small Town Hoser Spic, and Starstuff are all representing SFU and would be our must-sees. I know that’s more than one, but how can you choose only one!

The 2015 Vancouver Fringe Festival runs September 10-20 on Granville Island and stages around town. Visit http://vancouverfringe.com for tickets and information.