Now, WHO Gave Rachel the Lighter?!

January 27, 2009 by  
Filed under Events, Performing

On Friday, February 13th, (That’s right, Friday the Thirteenth!) Rachel will be joining Zero Gravity Circus in freeze-your-bum-off Toronto to not only perform her comical fire eating, but also to screen her newest short, animated film, “Nagasaki Circus“.  It’s sure to be an eventful night.
As well as extinguishing fire with her FACE, Rachel will also be seen lighting her tongue on fire, her fingers, her lips, and if all goes well… nothing else.

photo courtesy of Irene Duma

photo courtesy of Irene Duma

Side note:  Somewhere within the immeasurable moment that falls between February, Friday 13th and February 14th (Valentine’s day) lies a celebration Rachel created called, “Valenween’s”.  Valenween’s is a celebration for the unlucky in love.  It occurs only every few years, and the next one won’t be upon us until the year 2015 (followed by 2026), so treasure Valentine’s Eve, known this year as “Valenween’s“.

Photo Gallery

December 24, 2008 by  
Filed under Photos

Click on the photo once for it to fill the screen, and again in the bottom right-hand corner for its full, high-resolution size.

photo by Light Monkey Photography ~ lightmonkey.cs

Faunus - digileg faun

Faunus – digileg faun project. Costume by Rachel Peters

Faunus in the City

Faunus in the City

faunus

faunus – unique stilt-walking performance piece

Photo by Evan Young

Photo by Evan Young

Photo by Evan Young

Photo by Evan Young

Photo by Quade Hermann

Photo by Quade Hermann

Rachel and Lurk at the TO Busker Fest

Rachel and Lurk at the TO Busker Fest

Rachel on the set of "Nagasaki Circus"

Rachel on the set of “Nagasaki Circus”

Rachel and Lee, Filming

Rachel and Lee, Filming

The Cuppa Coffee Broadcast Crew during our shoot with Lewis Black, 2007

The Cuppa Coffee Broadcast Crew during our shoot with Lewis Black, 2007 – Photo courtesy of Cuppa Coffee

fire eating show – stage and street (with audience volunteer)

On the street with Sharon "From Canada" Mahoney

Chalking cartoons of Sharon “From Canada” Mahoney

Busking at Toronto Busker Fest

I thought it was one of those "put your face in this place" novelty things... you know... BE the hockey player's crotch.

I thought it was one of those “put your face in this place” novelty cut-outs… you know… BE the hockey player’s crotch.

Festival Time is Good for Yer Body…

October 2, 2008 by  
Filed under Events, Film Festivaling

“…Sweatin’ like a pig

in a portable potty.

Vitamin B, lots of fresh air.

Excuse me, Mr. Biker,

Can’t see through your lawn chair!”

I can’t remember who wrote that song, but I always think of it during festival time.

My summer of busker festivals has come to a close for 2008, but film festivals are just beginning!

If you’re in Newfoundland, be sure to come out to some screenings at the St. John’s Int. Women’s Film Festival on the 14th to the 18th.  One event in particular to keep an eye out for is the “Moving Stories Film Festival”, which will be featuring my latest film, “Nagasaki Circus” as well as many other intriguing shorts, on Oct. 17th.

I’ll be doing a kids’ workshop before the festival begins, on Oct. 11th and 12th, and the children’s work will be screened on closing night.

Much fun is guaranteed to be had in St. John’s in the month of October.  People who live on steep, secluded rocks certainly know how to have a good time.

Sadly, there will be no fire eating show at St. John’s’ closing party this year… at least not by me.  Any other fire eaters are welcome to take my place.  I’ll be heading out early, but I’ll have hoola hoops and Mamma Cutsworth’s beats on my mind.