The past three months have been a whirlwind of excitement for me. When I decided to re-launch my blog, I wasn’t really sure how to go about things; I was in a new city, with lots of theatre, and I was just little old me. But the theatre community has opened its arms to me and to my reviews and I cannot express how thankful I am! I’ve seen more theatre in the past three months than I could have hoped for and I’m looking forward to SO much more coming up.

            The Toronto Fringe Festival is back in person this year! I’m thrilled to be attending my first Toronto Fringe, and thankful to be able to review as many shows as I can. It’s going to be a very busy 11 days, but I am totally jazzed to get Fringing! Toronto Fringe Festival is running from July 6 – 17 and will be live and in-person at 11 indoor venues across the city with 100 shows featuring drama, dance, comedy, musicals, and solo shows. There’s even a whole programme of plays just for Kids!

            Here’s a quick list of what I’m planning to see this year:

  • JULIET: A Revenge Comedy by Monster Theatre
  • Garden of Alla by Minmar Gaslight Productions
  • Lesbihonest by Pitchin’ in Productions
  • Iphigenia in Splott by Skipping Stones Theatre
  • Dead Broke by Lost Dreams Collective
  • PRUDE by Probably Theatre Collective
  • Too Much Information Improvised by Dog Martin
  • The Boy Who Cried by Crème de la Crème
  • Get a Dog by WiseGirls Productions
  • Statistics by Ladyville Productions
  • Femmillennial by Kylie Thompson Dance
  • 2 Robs, 1 Cup: What Happens When You’re Done Eating Shit? by Me and Snow White Productions
  • KIN by Strands of the Night Theatre Company
  • The Crack of Doom! (or: How I Learned to Love the Meteor) by Bain&Bernard

I’m going to try to get into a few more, so I’ll update this list as I go! I’m going to write the reviews the day I see the show, and I’ll likely write about each day as its own separate post (so there will be multiple shows per post). And this is a mere sampling of what’s actually out there for Fringe! Check out Toronto Fringe Festival (fringetoronto.com) for more info on the shows, times, and locations! I’d also highly recommend picking up a physical Fringe Guide as well, there is info on the website as to the locations where they’re available.

            The other initiative which I’m starting this month is Thursday Theatre Thoughts. They’d be smaller posts about my thoughts on theatre in general; everything from mask mandates and vaccination statuses, to programmes (or lack thereof) to phones going off mid-show. This way you can get to know me a bit more and we can have a conversation about this brave new world we’re all facing.

            I’ve also got another few shows coming up this month like Detroit at Coal Mine Theatre and Mashup Pon Di Road from Paul Watson Productions and Why Not Theatre. It’s going to be a great summer for theatre, everyone! Get out there and experience live theatre!

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