For two glorious months this past summer, Baroness Von Sketch used the corner suite in our second floor gallery as their writer’s room. With the Gladstone’s annual Pride exhibition just outside their door, the show’s cast and writers worked their magic creating, arguably, the funniest show on the CBC since Kids in the Hall. The feminist comedy sketch series is breaking ground with skits that will make you laugh until you cry and break into applause with recognition.
We love the Baroness and it turns out, they love us too. Check out our video to catch a glimpse of what it’s like to write at the Gladstone.
Jennifer Whalen told us, “We had a wonderful time working at the Gladstone and everyone has been amazing. I just love that we’re part of this really awesome rock and roll tradition of creating great stuff in the hotel.” Carolyn Taylor added, “I can’t even imagine what this writing experience would have been like if we weren’t here.”
No part of the hotel was off limits for the Baroness crew. Along with writing around the shared table in their office (with the door often kept wide open, to our delight), they got right at home utilizing every floor. Our staff, a mash of comedians, performers and artists, couldn’t get enough. They’d find them working in the Melody Bar, starting their day over breakfast and coffee, grabbing lunch in the Cafe or meeting on the couches in the gallery common area. They even had their season launch party in the Ballroom. Meredith MacNeill jokes, “I’m surprised I didn’t walk into someone’s hotel room and be like “Hey! What are you up to!”
The best feedback we got? Meredith told us, “You made me look really cool. It’s so badass to work here. My daughter came to visit. She’s 5. And she was like “This is your office!?”
P.S. They want you to know that when everyone is clamouring to write at the Gladstone, they get first dibs. If you want to book a space for your creative meetings and events, visit our events page for more details.