LIFE AS A POMEGRANATE


I have not stopped raving about what a truly remarkable performance you delivered. You were amazing, inspiring, invigorating and my standing ovation was an instinctive response to the awe and joy I felt.

Your ability to convey emotions, to completely transform yourself into each character is beyond words. I was truly drawn in and overwhelmed by your talent. You have a remarkable gift; thank you for sharing it with me.

CELIA FERNANDES
Audience member
Toronto Fringe Festival 2013

I was glued to you for the full hour, witnessing the beautiful exploration of your characters. You remind me of why I became an actor. The depth, the detail, the personalization and relationships you created brought me not only into your world, but mine. You have created magic ... Everyone in the arts needs to see this. BRAVO!

KIM SNYDER
Actor

I wanted to tell you how inspirational your show was. The story was not only masterfully crafted, but also so brilliantly written and performed!

I have not seen any live theatre that has touched me so much.

You are an absolute genius. You told a story. You made an impact. You inspired me and made me get in touch with my heart. Your talent is so magnificent and focussed and your drive is so admirable and incredible.

I'm recommending your show to everyone!

TONY BABCOCK
Producer
Tom Todoroff Workshops Toronto

That was a most brave, sterling and wonderful performance … you are a consummate pro. My friend was very smitten by the play ... as was everyone in the room; you really had their full attention. Well done … give yourself a raise!

LUBA GOY
Actor | Writer
Royal Canadian Air Farce

In my eyes, Dawna is one of the most talented actresses on the stage today and continues to blow me away with her honesty, versatility and ferociousness as an actor. You have to see Dawna in this show. She blew the audience away. It is stupendous!

Thank you Dawna for this incredible experience that I will never forget.

SHARYL HUDSON
Artistic director
Brant Theatre

Very few people can bring to the stage what Dawna does. She embraces every character and role with love, compassion, courage, imagination and humor. Life as a Pomegranate is a play that must be seen by all, regardless of age, gender or cultural background. During the play, you will find yourself examining your own life and you will leave completely moved and inspired.

If people see only one show this year, they need to make sure it's Life as a Pomegranate.

DAVID EMANUEL
Actor

Your show was wonderful! The message was powerful and your delivery equally impressive. This wasn't a one-woman show; it was an amazing cast of characters.

Thank you for what you do.

MARK FRANKLIN
CIUT Radio Talk Show host

I went to see Life as a Pomegranate, written and brilliantly performed by Dawna Wightman. Now, if anyone knows me I won't recommend something I am not passionate about ...

See this show.

Life as a Pomegranate is superbly acted with energy that leaves you breathless by the end of the show. Wightman envelops about 10 different characters in this portrayal without looking schizophrenic, each character clearly defined.

RYAN SINGH
Videographer | Producer

Congratulations! You were amazing. What a wonderful actor you are. Such a polished and tight production. And moving.

SUSAN FISCHER
Comedian
Evelyn Reese

Firstly: Your talent as a storyteller. You took me to all those places. You made me believe all those people were real.

Secondly: You are an AMAZING actress! You have such a wonderful stage presence and voice! Truly incredible.

Thirdly: That took guts. I am really envious and inspired. You wanted to inspire one person - you did!! I want to return to the theatre now!

Fourthly: I can't stop thinking about some of the stories.

This play is going places. It's incredible.

SARAH GROUNDWATER LAW
Reality television host, The Proposal and Wedding Belles
Shaw Media

Really, really, really great show. Smart writing and superb acting.

ANITA K SHARMA
Entertainment Lawyer | Producer
Studio Entertainment

Just a note to say again how great your show is. By turns incredibly funny and very moving. The precision and spot-on accuracy of your characters, your impeccable timing, and your wholehearted commitment are all a pleasure. The writing is terrific. But the thing that comes through the strongest is your huge heart. That’s a real gift you give the audience.

JANE LINCOLN TAYLOR
Actor

You are an exceptional actor. What a tremendous showcase of your great gift. My cousin was in tears. She told me that, despite the fact that I said you are a great actor she didn't expect what she saw. She was blown away.

MAUREEN THOMPSON
Filmmaker
Miss Hilda Films

Best play I saw in 10 days of Fringing. Congratulations Dawna. Absolutely brilliant performance.

RANDALL D TELFORD
Barrister & Solicitor

I am absolutely in love with your show and your performance. What a beautiful piece of HONEST work! The transformations from Sutton and so on – incredible! I dragged my boyfriend, along and he loved it too (takes a lot for that to happen)!

BIG TIME BRAVO!

TENE LEWIS
Student
Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts

I'm so very awed by your work. Wonderful!

TRACY RANKIN
Actor

I am in awe of your ability to pour your heart and soul into your work and share it with the world.

Your art is engaging, relevant and inspiring, not only to actors, but to any soul who struggles to express themselves.

KIM O'GORMAN
Actor


Absolutely fantastic! You are an acting force to be reckoned with! Your characters are fantastically and flawlessly executed!

CHANTAL BASSOUS
Stay at home mother

THANK YOU THANK YOU for your artistry, your timing, your humour! Kudos … what a triumph!

HELEN DONNELY
Theatrical, Circus and Therapeutic Clown

Follow me as I spout a stream of consciousness commentary:

Powerhouse of a show and so well crafted.
Tight.
Seamless transitions via well placed juxtapositions of character, content, performance dynamics etc.
Clear and real connection to material.
Fearless in performance, especially given proximity of audience.
Just the right amount of props and sound effects.
Tight, tight, tight.

Congrats!

ANDREA BROWN
Actor

Dawna, I would like to tell you personally how much I enjoyed your performance. You touched everyone very deeply. All the best with your play and I'll tell all my friends about it. You are AMAZING!

MARIO MISASI
Retired elementary school teacher

I just watched an amazing show called Life As A Pomegranate, brilliantly written and performed by Dawna Wightman. This show is a must-see! Hilarious, inspirational and touching, you won't know what to feel.

MARK DATUIN
Filmmaker | Producer

I had the honour of watching Life as a Pomegranate, a one-person show written and performed by Dawna Wightman. The writing was beautiful and the performance was FLAWLESS.

MINZIA RAUF MILLER
Stand up comedian

Life as a Pomegranate is a MUST SEE! You won't want to miss Dawna Wightman in this amazing one woman show ... you'll be able to say, "you knew her when"...

ANNE HERON TURNBULL
2011 Winner Outstanding Leadership Award
Max International Associate

You are incredible Dawna! What an amazing performance! We loved it! Thank you sooooooo much! I kept my tears inside however you got me good!

BEATILL BLOCHER
Techno musician

Most of all, the story you chose to tell is perfect. I was amazed at how in one play you could contain and play out such a variety of emotions and levels of energy. As an artist I related to it very much.

The characters are all so intriguing and your change of characters and scene changes are seamless. Well worth the watch!

BETH JENKIN
Children’s storybook illustrator

You played so many characters with such ease. I was amazed.

GILLIAN SEMPLE
Mail carrier
Canada Post

The show was just WONDERFUL— even better than I remembered. My friends were knocked out. They thought it was beautiful and very moving and that you are a great actor. And they’re right. What a powerhouse show.

JANE LINCOLN TAYLOR
Actor
NYC Feb 2013 Mid Winter Madness Short Play Festival

If I wasn’t crying I was laughing. AWESOME! It was a brilliant play. And you touched some very deep heartstrings.

HELGA KLOPCIC
Pilates instructor

For anyone who hasn't yet enjoyed the fantastic experience of Life as a Pomegranate, I strongly encourage you to do so! It's a one-woman show written, produced, and starring the incredibly talented Dawna Wightman. You'll laugh out loud, and maybe even cry a little...

BARB JOHNNY
Actor