Even Toronto’s busiest performing artists need a break. Take Five with some of the hardest working and celebrated individuals in the performing arts scene today! We ask them a series of five questions to learn what inspires them and how their careers have been influenced by fellow community members. Brought to you by whatsontonight.ca 

 

Jillian Welsh is a Dora nominated actor, comedian and storyteller.  Her stories have been featured on NPR’s Unfictional, CBC’s Love Me, and RISK!.  Jillian writes and performs sketch comedy with Mein Künt and is a member of the improv troupe The Pepperoni Pizza Cats.  She is a graduate of AMDA’s musical theatre program in NYC and the Second City Conservatory in Toronto

 

When did you first think of yourself as an artist?

My first and last shift at a Subway.

 

Who helped you develop your voice as an artist?

Shari Hollett, she taught me to always strive for the truth and be honest, even if it’s the hardest thing to do.

 

 What’s something that’s inspired you recently?

The Toronto Fringe Festival!

 

What’s your favourite restaurant in the city to visit?

Indie Alehouse. They have an amazing IIPA called the "Cockpuncher", not only is it delicious, given the current political climate its a name I can really get behind

 

What do you want to see more of on Toronto stages?

Diversity that better reflects the beauty of this multicultural city we live in.

 

Jillian is appearing in Hogtown Heatwave at The Second City

now to September 3, 2018

 

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