All KIDding Aside Podcast Episode 16: Joseph Ianni

All KIDding Aside Podcast Episode 16: Joseph Ianni

The last episode of the series (Season 1) Christel sits down and talks with her producer Joseph Ianni. He got Christel started on this podcast, has put up with her for months, and has heard her speak and interview for hours. Now it’s his turn.

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All KIDding Aside Podcast Episode 15: Julie Tepperman

All KIDding Aside Podcast Episode 15: Julie Tepperman

This episode features Toronto based playwright, actor and co-founding artistic director of Convergence Theatre Julie Tepperman, as she sits down and talks to Christel about her most exciting project to date- the arrival of Baby T due October 2017. Julie reveals her excitement, her fears and the time she made the decision to just do it!!

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All KIDding Aside Podcast Episode 14: Cameron Devereaux

All KIDding Aside Podcast Episode 14: Cameron Devereaux

In this latest episode, Christel talks to former colleague, teacher, friend and actor, Cameron Devereaux on her decision to use a sperm donor for her second child and how she gave up her successful modelling career to take care of her 1st.

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All KIDding Aside Podcast Episode Thirteen with Catherine Jenkins

All KIDding Aside Podcast Episode Thirteen with Catherine Jenkins

In this episode Christel talks to Dr. Catherine Jenkins, authour and academic who never felt compelled to have children and was never in a situation where it presented itself.

 

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All KIDding Aside Episode 12, Edinburgh Bonus: Sharon Jones

All KIDding Aside Episode 12, Edinburgh Bonus: Sharon Jones

This special edition podcast episode was recorded from Edinburgh fringe at the Edinburgh Festival Cafe. Christel talks to theatre critic and reviewer Sharon Jones, of the Scotsgay, directly after Christel’s show, on her thoughts of choosing to become a mom or not (at age 40) and whether she wants to give up the lifestyle that she loves and knows.

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All KIDding Aside Episode Eleven with Precious Chong

Christel talks to Actress and Comedian (Sex and the Single Parent) Precious Chong about raising her child “solo” and maintaining her performing career, even if it means hiring the occasional sitter off of Craigslist.

 

 

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All KIDding Aside Podcast Episode Ten with Madeline Donohue

In this uniquely recorded episode, busy mom Madeleine Donohue takes time from her hectic schedule to get some work done at the reference library. From there she chats to Christel about life with 2 kids, although maintaining her artistic career, her focus has changed.

 

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All KIDding Aside Podcast Episode Nine with David Hudson

All KIDding Aside Podcast Episode Nine with David Hudson

After her guest doesn’t show up, Christel pulls her husband into an interview at the last minute to hear his side of the story. In this candid interview, days before Christel leaves for the Edinburgh Fringe, to perform her show All KIDding Aside, Christel and David discuss their true feelings toward (potential) parenthood.

 

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All KIDding Aside Podcast Episode Eight with Kristen Janetta and Tricia Sam

All KIDding Aside Podcast Episode Eight with Kristen Janetta and Tricia Sam

Christel talks to her friends and first time moms Kristen Janetta and Tricia Sam on the joys and struggles of their new addition to their lives.

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All KIDding Aside Podcast Episode Seven with Deanna Fleysher and Penny Ashton

In this special edition All KIDding Aside Podcast, for #Fringe70 and Toronto Fringe, Christel talks to award winning, international touring artists (and non moms) American Deanna Fleysher (Butt Kapinski) and New Zealander Penny Ashton (Olive Copperbottom) on the struggles and joys of being a touring artist, and why they could never imagine doing what they do, with kids.

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All KIDding Aside Podcast Episode Six with Janice Israeloff

All KIDding Aside Podcast Episode Six with Janice Israeloff

Christel talks to Actor/Comedian and Recreation Therapist Janice Israeloff. Even though her kids are adults, she is still mothering them and feels that motherhood is a life long volunteer position with no pay that you can’t quit, even when you try. Despite her mothering antics, her kids turned out great and she is super proud of them.

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All KIDding Aside Podcast Episode Five with Tracey Hoyt

All KIDding Aside Podcast Episode Five with Tracey Hoyt

Christel talks to Second City Alumna and renowned Voice Actor & Coach on her joys of being a Step Mom and her wonderful relationship with the 3 children she got to know later in life.

 

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2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe

August 1, 2017 she heads to Edinburgh Festival Fringe where she will be playing daily at 15:05pm @theSpace at Surgeons Hall, Theatre 1.
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https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on#q=%22all%20kidding%20aside%22

All KIDding Aside at the 2017 Hamilton Fringe

Christel Bartelse preps to take her Solo Show All KIDding Aside for previews to the Hamilton Fringe July 20-30

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Circus Sessions

Christel recently completed a week long project with Circus Sessions (Femme Du Feu/Harbourfront Centre) working as a Clown under the guidance of World acclaimed UK Juggler Sean Gandini. http://www.gandinijuggling.com/en/the-company/

All KIDding Aside Podcast Episode Four with Polly Esther

All KIDding Aside Podcast Episode Four with Polly Esther

Episode 4 will blow your mind.

In this powerful episode, Christel talks to multi-faceted Polly Esther on a horrific incident that happened and prevented her from ever wanting children.

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All KIDding Aside Podcast Episode Three with Anne Fenn

Christel talks to Comedy Writer Anne Fenn about how she wanted to have children – until suddenly, she didn’t, and has no regrets.

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All KIDding Aside Podcast Episode Two with Tamara Junken

All KIDding Aside Podcast Episode Two with Tamara Junken

In this episode, Christel talks to Writer & Comedian Tamara Junkin on how she never thought she wanted to have kids, and now that she has one, is loving all the joys and tribulations.

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All Kidding Aside Podcast Episode one with Michelle Polak

All Kidding Aside Podcast Episode one with Michelle Polak

In this Inaugural episode, Christel discusses the reasoning behind her Podcast, her one woman show, All KIDding Aside and talks to Dora Award Winning Actor (and Co-Creator and Director or Christel’s one woman show- AKA) Michelle Polak. Michelle shares her joys and struggles of being a Mom of 2 kids, (and now 5) and on being an Actor, but how mothering always came first.

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ONEymoon returns to Bancroft- ONE night only.

April Fools’ celebration brings “ONEYmoon” back to Bancroft.
Everyone loves a wedding and on April 1, theatre fans are invited to attend a slightly unusual and extremely funny ceremony for one.
This non-stop, laugh ‘till you cry, tripple-threat performance returns to the Bancroft Village Playhouse just in time for April Fools’ Day celebrations. For those who had the pleasure of watching Bartelse,killing-it on stage with her award winning show last summer, it will be worth going back for a second time. Audiences raved about the jokes, the energy of the performance and they loved when people they knew were brought on stage to participate in the live show.
“ONEYmoon” plays in Bancroft on April 1 at the Village Playhouse. To celebrate spring, there is an early-bird special of $20 for any tickets purchased before March. 22. After that time the ticket price is $25. Proceed from the shows support Hospice North Hastings as part of the Caring through Culture movement that is growing with every Playhouse production. Tickets are on sale now at Harvest Moon, Posies, Hospice House and the Playhouse Box Office. Tickets are also available online at bancroftvillageplayhouse.ca.

All KIDding Aside just closed Hamilton. Click here to see reviews.

http://raisethehammer.org/fringe/2989/all_kidding_aside

http://raisethehammer.org/fringe/2956/all_kidding_aside

All KIDding Aside just closed Toronto. Click here to see the reviews.

http://www.shedoesthecity.com/on-the-fringe-2016-christel-bartelse-all-kidding-aside

https://nowtoronto.com/stage/fringe-festival-toronto-2016/review-all-kidding-aside

https://nowtoronto.com/stage/fringe-festival-toronto-2016/fringe-q-as-laugh-lines

All KIDding Aside Canada Show Dates:

Friday July 1 – 9
Toronto
Tarragon Theatre, 3 Bridgman Ave
http://www.FringeToronto.com
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Upcoming Shows

August 18 & 19 – ONEymoon-

Soon after The Toronto Fringe Festival and Hamilton Fringe Run, Christel takes her hit Solo Show, about a woman who marries herself to The Bancroft Village Playhouse, in Bancroft, ON. 2 nights only!
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ONEymoon UK Show Dates:

Sunday August 2, 8PM
Glasgow
Blackfriars, 36 Bell Street
http://www.blackfriarsglasgow.com
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ONEymoon Headed to Edinburgh August 2015

Check out http://hamiltonfringe.ca for details and tickets.
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ONEymoon just closed Hamilton Fringe. Click here to see the reviews.

https://raisethehammer.org/blog/2945/oneymoon
https://raisethehammer.org/blog/2939/oneymoon
https://raisethehammer.org/blog/2934/oneymoon
http://www.hamilton-today.com/oneymoon

ONEymoon Now Playing at Hamilton Fringe. The Staircase Theatre (Elaine Mae Theatre)

Check out http://hamiltonfringe.ca for details and tickets.
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