SummerWorks: Death, fear & loneliness in the spine-tingling, darkly funny, Hitchcockian A Girl Lives Alone

Photo by Molly Flood. Theatre Mischief gives us a spine-tingling, darkly funny turn—and a unique look at death, loneliness, fear and how people live together—in its SummerWorks production of Jessica Moss’s Hitchcock-inspired murder mystery comedy A Girl Lives Alone. Directed by Moss and the company, the show is currently running in the Theatre Centre’s Franco BoniContinue reading “SummerWorks: Death, fear & loneliness in the spine-tingling, darkly funny, Hitchcockian A Girl Lives Alone”

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Toronto Fringe: Privacy and identity in the digital age in sharply funny, edgy Cam Baby

Jessica Moss and Theatre Mischief get into the guilty pleasures and discomfiting side of social media consumption and interaction in Moss’s new play Cam Baby, running now on the Factory Theatre Mainspace for Toronto Fringe. Directed by Charlotte Gowdy, assisted by Taylor Trowbridge, Cam Baby is the 2016 Toronto Fringe New Play Contest winner. JosephContinue reading “Toronto Fringe: Privacy and identity in the digital age in sharply funny, edgy Cam Baby”

Beyond the Toronto Fringe: TIFF meets Fringe & Next Stage line-up announced

TIFF meets Fringe. That’s right, folks attending Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) this year will have a chance to catch some cool Toronto Fringe Shed Plays this weekend (Sept 5-7), featuring: Theatre Mischief’s Cinema Trope (Mark Shyzer & Jessica Moss) Monkeyman Productions’ Ask Lovecraft (Leeman Kessler) Morro & Jasp’s Equal Rights for Clowns Kanika Ambrose’sContinue reading “Beyond the Toronto Fringe: TIFF meets Fringe & Next Stage line-up announced”

An epic journey of self-discovery presented in Theatr-O-Scope Vision – Polly Polly

Can I tell you how much I love Polly Polly? Of course, you can’t love the play without also adoring its creator/actor Jessica Moss – and I do. I came late to this party, not getting to the box office line fast enough during its Toronto Fringe run, but catching last night’s closing performance onContinue reading “An epic journey of self-discovery presented in Theatr-O-Scope Vision – Polly Polly”

Two great shows at Best of Toronto Fringe: Tales of Whoa! & Stop Kiss

Very happy to say that I’m managing to get out to see some shows at The Best of Toronto Fringe up at the Toronto Centre for the Arts this year, including two last night: Not Bad Abe Productions’ Tales of Whoa!, written by the company and directed by Ken Hall, was more fun than aContinue reading “Two great shows at Best of Toronto Fringe: Tales of Whoa! & Stop Kiss”

Toronto Fringe – the final five

With limited time on my hands and five vouchers left of my 10-play pass, I needed to hop to it and see shows during the closing weekend of Toronto Fringe. Here are the last five shows I saw, in order of attendance: Sour Grapes: I’d seen playwright/actor Allan Turner perform as Mullet the Clown before,Continue reading “Toronto Fringe – the final five”

Ethereal intensity – Was Spring @ Tarragon Theatre

Daniel MacIvor’s Was Spring (which he also directed), playing now at the Tarragon Theatre Extra Space, is set outside of time and space – although both time and space are referenced in the script and in Verne Good’s sound design. The soundtrack of popular songs takes us back in time and forward again in the pre-showContinue reading “Ethereal intensity – Was Spring @ Tarragon Theatre”

Madonna, Alice & Modern Love

What a weekend it was! Friday night, it was the big fun and talent-filled Songbook Series 2: Madonna extravaganza of songs by Madge at Theatre Passe Muraille, up in their cabaret space (upstairs from the main stage). I was joined by Alum pal Tina McCulloch, as well as some friends of Kat Leonard’s, including Arlene Paculan (ourContinue reading “Madonna, Alice & Modern Love”

So much to see…

Busy weekend ahead, my friends. Off to Theatre Passe Muraille tonight with my pal Lizzie to see the Songbook Series 2: Madonna show, featuring our girlfriend, the amazing and talented (not to mention #1 Johnny Depp fan) Kat Leonard. Saturday, I’m off to Red Sandcastle Theatre, where Kat and I will be joined by my friend Kerri, toContinue reading “So much to see…”

Toronto Fringe Next Stage Festival 2012 opens tomorrow!

Busy new year in theatre, chickens. The Toronto Fringe Next Stage Festival opens tomorrow at Factory Theatre, and features Modern Love, written and performed by Jessica Moss, who appeared in Toronto Fringe show Swoon this past summer, as well as Alumnae Theatre’s production of The Queens. Other Alumnae-related folks are also appearing: Hannah Barnett-Kemper andContinue reading “Toronto Fringe Next Stage Festival 2012 opens tomorrow!”