From Press Release
An All-Female Sketch + Musical Comedy Extravaganza
Katie Preston, Heather Gallant, and Mallory Morgan are thrilled to announce theirself-titled comedy revue, HerBeaver, presented at the Toronto Fringe Festival, July 4 to July 13, 2019 at the Factory Studio Theatre.
Tues. July 9th 9:45pm
Wed. July 10th 6:15pm
Thurs. July 4th 6:45pm
Sat. July 6th 3:15pm
Sun. July 7th 4:30pm
Fri. July 12th 8:15pm
Sat. July 13th 2:45pm
The HerBeaver cast is:
Katie Preston, Heather Gallant, and Mallory Morgan.
HerBeaver (yes, you read it correctly! And yes, it is exactly what you think it means!) is a sketch comedy troupe formed in 2017 by Katie Preston, Heather Gallant, and Mallory Morgan. Over the last 2 years, HerBeaver has busted into the Toronto Comedy Scene, guns-a-blazin’, with their monthly show Bush Party as a resident of Toronto’s beloved Comedy Bar (945 Bloor St. W).
With 45 minutes including new sketches every single month, these ladies know how to keep their audience on their toes.
This year, HerBeaver will be taking 60mins of their best sketches and songs to the Toronto Fringe! This show is entirely written, produced, directed, and performed by these three actor/comedian/best friends, with a fast-paced, feminist, and absurd style. HerBeaver has been described by audiences as “Hilariously inappropriate ” and “…Smart sketch comedy… Definitely funnier than most of the stuff on SNL.”
HerBeaver has performed in the Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival, Fresh Notes Musical Comedy Festival, Portland Sketch Comedy Festival, and Montreal Sketch Comedy Festival. They were also honoured to be selected to perform in this year’s Women in Comedy Festival presented by HBO (Boston, MA). Last year, HerBeaver also collaborated with Humber Film School to create a series of filmed sketches, as well as the short documentary, HerBeaver: Behind The Bush about their experiences writing and performing
comedy. The documentary was featured at the Comedy World Network International Film Festival (Las Vegas), the National Screen Institute, the HerStory Cinephilia Society Film Festival (Nashville), and the Shetown Women’s Film Festival (Detroit).
For more, check out these links to videos, photos and announcements!
Instagram / Twitter: @herbeaver
Documentary Link: https://www.nsi-canada.ca/2018/07/herbeaver-behind-the-bush/
HERBEAVER TROUPE BIOS
MALLORY MORGAN is an actor/comedian
originally hailing from Brighton, ON. Mallory is a graduate of the University of Windsor with a B.F.A. in Acting. Mallory noticed a knack for joke writing so she began dabbling in stand-up, training with Dawn Whitwell in Comedy Girl bootcamp. Her pursuit of comedy only strengthened when she realized she could successfully
work with her friends! She collaborated with fellow “Beaver” Heather Gallant playing “Ben Affleck” in Matt & Ben (by
Mindy Kaling & Brenda Withers) followed quickly by the forming of HerBeaver.
HEATHER GALLANT is an actor/comedian originally hailing from Calgary, AB. Heather is a graduate of the University of Windsor with a B.F.A. in Acting. Since moving to Toronto, she threw herself into
comedy, training with the Second City and co-producing a production of Matt & Ben (by Mindy Kaling & Brenda Withers) at the Red Sandcastle Theatre playing “Matt Damon”. All of her goals seemed to then line up when HerBeaver began. You can also catch her chewing on meat or something in a commercial or two.
KATIE PRESTON is an actor/comedian originally hailing from Cornwall, ON. Katie is a graduate of University of Windsor’s B.F.A. in Acting program and has trained extensively in Improv at the Second City. While living in Toronto, Katie toured with children’s theatre but soon took control of her work and began delving into creating sketch comedy. Soon after, she joined up with her best friends to form HerBeaver. Katie is also a trained singer and uses her
skills to make singing about private parts sound beautiful.