Saturday, 30 June 2012

FRINGE THIS! 11 shows, 11 Pitches, 5 Minutes Each, Go!

Can you say EXHAUSTED!? That's what I am right now after hosting and producing my Annual 5-Minute Fringe Showcase. This year, instead of my usual 10 shows "selling" their shows to you in 5 minutes or less, I had 11. When I went into the Map Room at Hart House to meet everyone, I didn't expect that everyone there would be a Fringe-er. The room was packed! Eleven shows, but 20 people! I must admit that it was a bit overwhelming, but everyone was so co-operative and in such good spirits, that it made my job of organizing everything run quickly and smoothly. While in the Map Room, each show picked their on air order by lottery (ok, bits of orange scrap paper folded to hide the numbers) and I did a quickie Q and A with each show while Jason Murray,of THE DINNER (whom I had never met before) took pictures of the gang. He didn't even question me when I put my camera in his hand and directed him to do photo duty--what a trooper! Photos are in the order each play stepped up to the mic.







Daniel Kim, Adriana Crivici, Cydney Penner
ANTIGONE
Soup Can Theatre www.soupcantheatre.com
VENUE: Randolph Theatre
PERFORMANCES: 
July 04 06:30 PM, July 06 10:30 PM, July 08 01:15 PM
July 09 08:15 PM, July 10 01:00 PM, July 13 05:15 PM


Dir. Celeste Percy-Beauregard and Josh Browne
ENGLAND
SoCo Productions www.SoCoTheatre.com
VENUE: 401 Richmond (at Richmond and Spadina)
PERFORMANCES:
July 5, 6:00 pm, July 6, 6:00 pm, July 12, 6:00 pm
July 13, 6:00 pm, July 14, 5:00 pm


Morgonn Ewen (Annabelle) w/Vlad Jon Cubrt 
ANNABELLE'S TAILS FROM JAIL
VENUE: Tarragon Extra Space
PERFORMANCES:
July 06 09:15 PM, July 07 03:30 PM, July 08 04:45 PM
July 11 05:45 PM, July 12 03:30 PM, July 13 01:45 PM
July 15 07:30 PM


John Coburn (designer), Vlad Jon Cubrt (writer/dir.)
SAMKON & FRANCIS GO FISHING
Zocalo Toronto www.zocalotoronto.com
VENUE: Tarragon Main Space
PERFORMANCES:
July 04 07:00 PM, July 07 09:15 PM, July 08 06:30 PM, 
July 10 01:15 PM, July 11 02:15 PM, July 13 03:30 PM


Jerry Silverberg's play is adapted from"Something From Nothing" 
by Phoebe Gilman SOMETHING FROM NOTHING (FringeKIDS)
VENUE: Palmerston Library Theatre
PERFORMANCES:
July 07 07:15 PM, July 08 11:00 AM, July 09 04:15 PM
July 10 12:45 PM, July 11 02:45 PM, July 13 07:45 PM
July 14 02:15 PM, July 15 03:30 PM

Basel Daoud (Death), Dir. Ruth Pe Palileo
TERRY PRACHETT'S MORT
Socratic Theatre Collective  www.socratictheatre.com
VENUE:University College Quadrangle, 15 Kings College Circle
PERFORMANCES:
July 07 07:00 PM, July 08 02:00 PM, July 13 07:00 PM
July 14 07:00 PM, July 15 02:00 PM
Represented by Celeste and Josh of ENGLAND
S-27
VENUE: Annex Theatre
PERFORMANCES:
July 04 10:30 PM, July 08 12:30 PM, July 09 08:30 PM
July 11 03:30 PM, July 12 11:00 PM, July 13 04:30 PM
July 14 05:45 PM
Kevin Fox, producer of Sarah Skinner's Belly Dancing
adaptation of the Hans Christian Anderson version of
The Little Mermaid
THE LITTLE MERMAID
Sisters of Salome www.shakemyday.com/SOS
VENUE: Helen Garndiner Phelan Playhouse
PERFORMANCES:
July 06 10:30 PM, July 08 07:15 PM, July 10 06:30 PM
July 11 04:00 PM, July 12 06:00 PM, July 13 11:00 PM
July 15 05:45 PM
Actor, Claire Acot and Dir. Jenny Salisbury
 Audience tweeting/texting expected and welcome!
DINA: THE BURLAPPED CRUSADER
Footpath Productions http://twitter.com/burlap_crusader
VENUE: Theatre Passemuraille Main Space
PERFORMANCES:
July 05 06:30 PM, July 07 02:15 PM, July 08 07:30 PM
July 09 05:15 PM, July 11 09:30 PM, July 12 07:00 PM
July 13 11:30 PM


The cast of TICK with Dir. Jajube Mandiela (front right)
TICK
Lallygag Theatre
VENUE: George Ignatieff Theatre
PERFORMANCES:
July 05 08:15 PM, July 08 07:30 PM, July 09 02:00 PM, July 11 02:15 PM,
 July 12 04:00 PM, July 13 08:30 PM, July 14 05:45 PM
Jason Murray, writer and my impromtu photographer. Thanks, Jason!
THE DINNER
Upstage Productions http://www.upstageproductions.ca/
VENUE: Factory Theatre Main Space
PERFORMANCES:
July 04 08:15 PM, July 07 05:15 PM, July 09 02:45 PM
July 10 06:30 PM, July 11 05:15 PM, July 13 12:00 PM
July 15 07:00 PM

The Toronto Fringe Festival
July 4-15th (various venues mostly in the Bathurst/Bloor area)
416-966-1062
$11 Advance Tickets
$10 At the Door
FringeKids (children $5)

Photo Credit: Jason Murray

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