Lord of The Files at Swarthmore Alumni Weekend


Photo courtesy of Swarthmore College

I was lucky enough to perform the show at Swarthmore College Alumni Weekend in June. It was great to be back in the Frear Theater after so many years. Belated thanks to the Alumni Office, Geoff Semenuk, Alison Emmerich, Wendy Waltman, Scott Burgess, Tara Webb and the staff of the Lang Performing Arts Center. And thanks to my fellow alumni for packing the house and making this an incredible weekend.

Q&A with The Solo Performer + Dallas Solo Fest opens this week!

I did an interview with The Solo Performer where we talked about the development of Lord of the Files. The Solo Performer is cool blog and a great resource for performers.


Dallas Solo Fest opens this week. The lineup for week one is awesome. I am bummed that I won’t be able to see a couple of the shows because I’m not in town until week two. My show opens on June 11th. Tell your friends!

New workshop at Dallas Solo Fest

If you’re coming to the Dallas Solo Fest, I’ll be teaching a writing workshop. You can sign up by emailing audacitytheatrelab@yahoo.com

In the Weeds: Getting Unstuck While Developing Your Show

There’s an interesting, and often endless-seeming middle ground between the raw idea for a show and a show with a shape. This is a workshop for getting unstuck. We’ll do group writing and performing exercises to figure out what’s important to the story, and to you. And we’ll talk about strategies for finishing and next steps. Please bring ideas, notes, sections, outlines, sources of inspiration and other half-finished thoughts.

Dates/Times: Saturday, June 13 @ 2:30 pm
Workshop duration: 2.5 hours
Intended for: Writers/performers
Cost of workshop: $30
Class limit: 10 people maximum

More info here: http://www.dallassolofest.com/workshops-2015.html

Dallas Solo Fest Tickets on Sale

Tickets just went on sale for the Dallas Solo Fest. Tickets are $12, and festival passes are available for $60.

You can buy tickets online at http://www.dallassolofest.com/lord-of-the-files-by-lesley-tsina.html

Or call (214) 888-6650 or email audacitytheatrelab@yahoo.com for reservations. Reservations are recommended.

Show dates are:

Thursday, June 11th, 7:30 pm
Friday, June 12th ,9:00 pm
Saturday, June 13th,10:30 pm

The show will be performed at

The Margo Jones Theatre in Fair Park
1121 First Ave
Dallas, TX 75210

Full festival schedule at www.dallassolofest.com

Last show at 5:30 today

My last show at the Vancouver Fringe will be today, Sunday at 5:30. We’ve sold out the last two shows pretty close to showtime, so come early, or buy online if you can.

This has been a really wonderful Fringe, and thanks to everyone who’s come out to the show, stayed to chat afterward, tweeted the show or talked about it in line. I hope to come back again soon.

New review in Zouch Magazine

Great new review. Thank you, Zouch Magazine!

“Lesley Tsina’s hilarious play, Lord of the Files, is one of those must-see plays for anybody who has ever worked for a corporation, . . .”

More here: http://zouchmagazine.com/vancouver-fringe-festival-2014-review-lord-files/

Two more shows. We sold out on Wednesday night, so get your tickets early for Saturday and Sunday: http://www.vancouverfringe.com/show/14IMF5/