Valkyrie

Valkyrie

Previews for this year’s Toronto Fringe Festival continue, with Rarely Pure Theatre‘s production of a new play by Thomas McKechnie.

Christina Bryson(the company’s general manager and stage manager for this production) and returning guests Spencer Robson and Monique Renaud(both of whom act in this show) were careful not to reveal too much about their gritty story of betrayal, sex, power, and revenge, but they do share enough to pique curiosity with their observations on the creation process.

More information about performances is available on Facebook and the Toronto Fringe website.

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Tarrare: A Story of Hunger

Tarrare

Suspicious Moustache Theatre Company‘s contribution to this year’s Toronto Fringe Festival presents a man defined by his monstrous appetite.

Liam Volke and Darcy Stoop, the playwright and director, respectively, chat about their penchant for the dark and whimsical as well as their approach to filling in the gaps of an enigmatic life lived against the backdrop of the French Revolution.

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Memento Mori

Memento Mori

This year’s Toronto Fringe Festival features a new one-woman show from SOULO Theatre’s effusive founder, Tracey Erin Smith.

If you haven’t yet heard about Tracey’s work with SOULO Theatre, her recent debut as a guest of WalkLeft is worth a listen. This time, she’s wearing her creator and performer hats and invites you to see how she applies her methods to her own work. And what’s not to like about the prospect of meditating upon mortality and death – through the lens of living for a year like it’s your last – set to a soundtrack of tango?

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Julius Caesar Project

Julius Caesar Project

The Spur of the Moment Shakespeare Collective returns to the Toronto Fringe Festival(and to the podcast) with an all-female production of one of the Bard’s classic tragedies, set in a women’s prison.

Director Taryn Jorgenson and producer/actor Victoria Urquhart discuss the process of modernizing and modifying the classic, which will be presented at women’s shelters following the festival.

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Licking Knives

Licking Knives

Melanie Hrymak is playwright and performer of a one-woman show in this year’s Toronto Fringe Festival.

Based on her family’s stories and the influences of events in Ukranian history, the play explores questions of identity and self-determination.

More information about performances is available on Facebook and the Toronto Fringe website.

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