Award-winning storyteller Carlyn Rhamey is returning to Hamilton Fringe this month with her third solo show. Scaredy Cat, the new one-woman show, is said to be jam-packed with tons of new comedic true tales about being afraid…of everything. The show is being developed within the The Junction Theatre Aquarius program for performers/creators.
Scaredy Cat explores fear, how we acquire and triumph over our fears and includes, as Rhamey describes, “a not-so-typical but totally relatable mother/daughter relationship.”
Originally from Welland, Ontario, Rhamey made the big move to Hamilton after being inspired by the city’s vibrant arts scene during her participation in the Hamilton Fringe ALERT Program.
“I’ve absolutely loved this past year living and working as an artist in Hamilton. I’ve worked more this year than ever before.” says Rhamey. Not only is Rhamey involved in The Junction but also Feminista: A Women’s Room, another Hamilton playwright unit. She performed in the 2018 MindPLAY Mental Health Arts Festival, won the Gold Audience Choice Award in the HamilTEN Festival, produced and stage managed a production of Here Lies Henry by Daniel MacIvor, and has been a guest storyteller in multiple events such as the Kids Arts Crawl, The Hamilton 7 and The 6 Minute Memoir.
The Hamilton Fringe Festival is the second stop on a five-city Canadian tour this summer. In the fall, Rhamey will return to Hamilton to continue working, creating and telling stories.
You can catch Rhamey and Scaredy Cat at BYOV # 1: Staircase Cafe Theatre (Elaine Mae Theatre). The debut performance takes place on Thursday, July 19th at 7:30pm with a total of ten performances scheduled during the festival.
Check out our thoughts on Rhamey’s first show SAOR (Free) at the 2016 Hamilton Fringe Festival.