TORONTO, May 3, 2013 /CNW/ - Toronto actress Jaclyn Fleming has taken on
many roles in her stage career, but her latest is taking her to the end
of the world. This summer, she stars in LA: Postapocalytica, a comedic look at the lives of four people fighting to survive in
post-apocalyptic Los Angeles.
"The show is really a reflection of my kind of humor," says Fleming.
"Sometimes a little dark and off-beat, but always trying to find the
fun in any situation."
Fleming plays Claudia, a survivor of the apocalypse who, along with
three other survivors, try to get their lives back on track after the
end of the world. There is only one problem - she and her companions
are all zombies.
"The concept for this show is off the wall," says Fleming. "The script
made me laugh out loud when I read it."
No stranger to making people laugh herself, Fleming has been a comic
force in the Toronto improv and sketch scene for several years,
performing in different shows and improv festivals. Her commanding
presence and fiery red hair make her easily recognizable on stage.
"To think I wasted all those years wanting to be blond," she laughs.
Her current projects include being a producer and performer with
'Special Features,' one of Toronto's more established improv troupes.
Fleming enjoys this type of performing because it challenges her to
think fast while combining her comedic skills with her acting talents.
"We do the sequels to your favorite movies," she said. "On the spot, we
make up entirely new plots for established characters. I've played a
grumpy Ripley for our Aliens spoof, a sweet zombie for our Halloween
show, and even a sad shark, with fins and everything, for our tribute
Along with her improv, Fleming has also appeared in several short films,
does voice over work and is constantly taking acting classes to, as she
says: "Always working to improve my craft." However, one of her
favorite activities has nothing to do with her being on stage.
"I teach improv and acting to children," Fleming said. "There is nothing
more rewarding than watching children act for the pure enjoyment of
LA Postapocalytica kicks off this summer in Los Angeles.
SOURCE: Jaclyn Fleming