From 2008-2013 Nick and Emily tried hard make a play called The Gasoline Coast/Tales from the Gasoline Coast/Live from the Belly of Whale... when they really wanted to just make a concert with stories. It almost tore their company apart.

LIVE, tonight - those two things are unpacked simultaneously using, janky cabaret songs, old fashioned yarn spinning and dirty gossips. Part concert, part tell-all autobiography, part schadenfreude​​.

Created and performed by Nicolas Di Gaetano and Emily Pearlman
Created and directed by Patrick Gauthier

Music by Nicolas Di Gaetano

Stories by Emily Pearlman

Original Theatrical Design by John Doucet, Guillaume Houet, Sarah Waghorn and Anna Chambers.

A concert with stories / live reconciliation party

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* Winner *

Outstanding Production & Outstanding Concept

(Ottawa Fringe)

* Winner*

Best Set Design (Prix Rideau Awards)

Nominated for 4 Prix Rideau Awards
Best Direction, New Work, Lights and Set Design


If everyone could have as much fun as Emily Pearlman and Nicolas Di Gaetano so evidently do while performing, the world would be a much better place… simply magical to watch.”

                                                             - Holly Gordon, The Wig


“Di Gaetano and Pearlman do what they do best: evoke memories, fragile hope, visions of fantasy and reality, and a profound sadness as they unveil a story about two young siblings.”                         - Patrick Langston, The Ottawa Citizen

Production History

Revised from the Belly of a Whale has been performed in various incarnations and forms since 2010. In 2013 we are pleased to record the music with the help of Matt Ouimet and Ann Walton and work in Residence with Jordan Tannahill at Videofag to create the film component.

rEvolver Festival, Vancouver, 2014

In the Soil Festival, Saint Catharines, 2014

Videofag, Toronto, 2013

Undercurrents Festival, Ottawa 2012 & 2014

Ottawa Fringe Festival, 2011

Revolutions International Theatre Festival, Albuequerque NM 2010

Wakefest, Wakefield QC, 2010

Cube Gallery Salon, Ottawa, 2010