Montreal-based Carolyn Fe is a dual-city-citizen of Toronto and Montreal.
Trilingual Actress (Fluent in English, French, Tagalog), Singer/Songwriter, Playwright
Born in the Philippines, she has worked the stages of Montreal and Toronto as an award winning Actress and a Juno long-listed nominee as a Blues Singer-Songwriter.
Theatre/Film/TV/Web: She stepped back onto the theatre’s stage in Teesri Duniya Theatre’s 2005 production of “Miss Orient(ed)” by Nina Aquino and Nadine Villasin-Feldman. Altera Vitae Productions, now deactivated, Carolyn Fe produced and directed plays garnering Altera Vitae Productions an honorable mention when there was the MECCA (Montréal English Critics Circle Awards). A Montreal-based artist but short of opportunities, work took her to Toronto appearing as a guest in Raoul Bhaneja’s “Life, Death and The Blues” directed by Eda Holmes (2014, Theatre Passe Muraille). Her role in Audrey Dwyer’s “Calpurnia” (2018, Nightwood Theatre/Sulong Theatre) garnered her The Toronto Critics award for “2018 Best Supporting Actress in a Play” and a mention in Toronto’s NOW Magazine as a talent to keep an eye on. Her passion for Theatre stays alive performing in new works; 2019 production of Uwi Collective’s “Through the Bamboo”, directed by Nina Lee Aquino; Cahoots Theatre’s 2019 production of “Hilot Means Healer” by Jo SiMalaya Alcampo. She was slated to be in the March 2020 production of Tarragon Theatre’s “Three Women of Swatow” by Chloé Hung but due to COVID, the play was postponed and in its stead, the public was offered an audio performance recorded by CBC PlayMe. In her continuous pursuit of artistic evolution wrote her first play, “One By Five Survive, Go Fish!” at the ripe young age of 59, focusing a story for older womxn and hopefully interpreted by older womxn – a very important demographic that is often set aside. Among her notable TV and Web appearances, you can see Carolyn Fe in a recurring role in Nickelodeon’s reboot of the 2019 Twice Emmy nominated “Blue’s Clues and You!” where she plays Lola (Tagalog for Grandmother) to the main character, Josh. You can also see her in “Meilleur Avant” a quirky comedy that received three Prix Gémeaux nominations.
Music: For over a decade, Carolyn Fe has been wooing the music scene with her original Blues material from Canada’s coast to coast, spreading original Blues music from her four albums. A long term residency at the iconic House of Jazz in Montreal, where Nina Simone and many other legends have graced the stage, has allowed her to stand solid with her vision of pushing the evolution of the Blues genre. Backed by veteran musicians wherever she goes, this has garnered her awards, accolades as well as being a long-listed Juno nominee. Carolyn Fe collaborates with artists from all over the world; including Japan’s Shun Kikuta (guitarist for Queen of the Blues, Koko Taylor), Finland’s Sami Joensuu, Quebec’s Guy Belanger and many more, Her collaborations include lending her voice to their music, as a lyricist or both as a singer/songwriter. Carolyn Fe continues to write, compose, create and collaborate – the possibilities are endless.