Morgan Brayton shares true stories from her life as a film and tv actor.
Morgan Brayton shares true stories from her life as a film and tv actor.

In Give It Up, Morgan Brayton reminisces about meeting Patrick Swayze, explains how to make it as an actor and dances with an invisible dog.

Give It Up
The Cultch Historic Theatre, 1895 Venables Street

1. Tell us about your show.

Give It Up is about me asking the question, “how do you decide when it‘s time to give up on your dream?” The show features funny, true stories (everything from nightmare auditions to dream gigs) from my life as a film and tv actor as well as comedic characters who all exemplify some aspect of this ongoing question.

2. Why should someone come see your show?

Did your life turn out exactly how you thought it would? No? Then you’ll relate to this show. I planned to marry Scott Baio and be on the cover of Tiger Beat magazine with him. I think we can all agree I dodged a bullet on the Baio front and there’s still time for me to make it on to Tiger Beat!, right?

3. If your show was a superhero which superhero would it be, and why?

Give It Up would be inspiration for Audition Woman! Her superpowers include the ability to speak terrible dialogue with a straight face, the strength to get back up after being knocked down 37 times in a row, and the power to eat an entire family size bag of nacho cheese Doritos in one sitting.

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

Jan Derbyshire in Certified.

The 2016 Vancouver Fringe Festival runs September 8-18 on Granville Island and stages around town. Visit for tickets and information.