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TinShack Creative is a small production company, focused on introducing emerging artists, thought-provoking performances and socially relevant events to build community spirit, resilience and capacity.
Based in Cumberland, Tish Backs & Kera McHugh have been involved with many Comox Valley events since their arrival in 2010. They bring with them over 30 years of active participation in the arts, event & music promotion, social change movements, peaceful activism and community mindedness.
Rachel Lark Returns!
We are tickled pink to bring you another opportunity to leave some inhibitions at the door and join us for a Pyjama Brunch and Acoustic Show with San Francisco-based singer-songwriter Rachel Lark.
Rachel Lark has been featured on The Savage Lovecast and Salon.com and she tours regularly throughout the U.S. and Europe. She’s made waves for her biting political satire, fearless authenticity, and hilarious, raunchy wit. She’s been called the “musical muse for the sex-positive revolution” and “in the league of Sondheim and Tim Minchin.”
In 2014 she released her debut EP, “I Wouldn’t Worry,” followed by her first full-length album, “Lark After Dark,” and her Christmas album, “Hung For The Holidays.” In 2015 she successfully funded a music video and new album through a Kickstarter campaign and released her music video, “Warm, Bloody, and Tender” in August of 2015. The video was featured in several film festivals including Sacramento Horror Film Festival and Cinekink. Her album, Vagenius, was released in October of 2015.
In December, 2016, Lark recorded a studio album at Tiny Telephone Studios with her band, The Damaged Goods. In March 2017 she released “They’ve Done Studies” followed by a multi-media dramatic live production at DNA Lounge called “Studies Have Shown.” She toured the production throughout the U.S. in the summer of 2017 and will be releasing a concert film of the show in 2018.
We’re excited to have her for Brunch with special guests, Mel Mariposa and Laya Lushious!
Local, farm-fresh, free range sausage & eggs
Gluten-free Vegan belgian waffles with coconut whip
Fresh fruit & Tree Island Yogurt
Lush Valley fresh-pressed juices
… and mimosas, of course!
Tickets are $40 in advance for Brunch and the show. ONLY available in advance – no door sales for brunch. If you just want to join us for the show, advance tix are $24 ($30 at the door).
This show promises to be a transformative experience for audiences new to sex-positive messages, and seeking a community familiar with alternative relationship models. If you are inclined, you are welcome to bring floor pillows for your own comfort and coziness.
There will be mature content, including explicit discussion and lyrics, and the performance is open to all ages.
Mel Mariposa is a queer writer and performer with a love for sass and turning traditions on their head. She’s worked both on stage and behind the scenes for over twenty years, including stage management, event production, and as a performer. When she isn’t fluttering around in the limelight, Mel devotes her time to teaching about consent culture and coaching people in alternative relationships. This is her Comox Valley debut.
Laya Lushious is Comox Valley’s new sweet-hearted sass-bomb! Originally from Victoria, she is a diverse performance artist whose repertoire includes fire and flow arts, burlesque, singing, emceeing and professional cat herding. Delighting audiences since 2010, her fiery soul brings immense passion and personality to the stage. She values the stage as a powerful platform for inspiration, empowerment and social activism. Laya is a Co-producer of the Erotica Electronica event series and Head Mistress of Lushious Entertainment. She spent the last 4 years in Vancouver as a member of the Screaming Chicken Theatrical Society, winning ‘Best Large Group’ and ‘Most Comedic’ at the 2016 Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas! The prrrfect combination of funny and sexy, Laya will leave you laughing and lusting for more!
Tinshack aims to hold a safe space for people of all genders and expressions. Thank you for joining us in creating a safer, happier, more welcoming world for everyone.