Lab Cab Festival is a fun free arts festival for folks of all ages

From Press Release


This weekend is the 5th annual Lab Cab Festival.  It’s taking over every bit of Factory Theatre, inside and out.  Most shows run around 15 minutes, a nice bite size piece of free entertainment. I’m certainly going to be there this weekend, with my son in tow.

On Saturday, September 18th and Sunday, September 19th 2010, the Lab Cab Festival celebrates it’s fifth year!

Music, dance, theatre, film, poetry, kids stuff, clown, multi-media, visual art and comedy are presented in the basement, washrooms, lounges, stairwells, theatres, lobbies, rehearsal hall, carpentry shop, courtyard and greenrooms of the 141 year old building.

The Lab Cab Festival is a FREE community event. Over fifty performance groups from various artistic disciplines perform work between 5 and 30 minutes from 12pm-6pm.

The mandate of the Lab Cab Festival is to provide a home for various artistic disciplines to experiment with new work in a fun and supportive environment.

Here is your chance to see Toronto’s hottest rising stars such as Marcus Jamin & Daniel Briere (the fastest up and coming puppeteers on the block) and comedian Inessa Frantowski (Canadian Comedy Award Winner and five time nominee) alongside established professionals like bluesman Raoul Bhaneja (Maple Blues Award Winner, Best Blues Band- NOW Magazine) and dancer Viv Moore (Worcestershire Saucy).

Joining our local artists are Victoria actress Hayley Carr, Winnipeg film maker Christian Goulet and Vancouver poet Marita Dachsel. Mexican artists Fernando Lara (theatre artist), QuiQue Escamilla (songwriter) and Ivan Regaldo (children’s story writer) showcase their diverse talents from across Mexico. We are proud to welcome back to the Festival acclaimed poet Sandra Alland from her new home in Scotland.

The Lab Cab Festival has something for everyone, including performances for kids. Nannies on Call will provide free child care for parents seeking a more mature artistic experience.

Lab Cab starts each day with a FREE PANCAKE BREAKFAST from 12 – 12:30.

The Lab Cab Festival is supported by the Ontario Arts Council, the Toronto Arts Council, Canadian Heritage and with the support of the Factory Theatre, Nannies on Call and Scotiabank.

The fifth annual Lab Cab Festival hosts over fifty artists, including:

THEATRE: Claire Calnan, Hayley Carr, Alison MacDonald & Thomas Gibson,

Marcus Jamin & Daniel Briere, Dov Mickelson & Tim Machin, Briana Brown, Brittany Duggan (youth), Megan Dunlop, Greg Campbell, Praxis Theatre, Falen Johnson, Lisa Marie DiLiberto (kids), Naomi Wright (kids), Aaron Rothermund (kids) and Donna Michelle St. Bernard

LITERARY: Marita Dachsel, Motion, Sandra Alland, Ivan Regalado (kids), Obie (youth) and Aynsley Moorhouse

DANCE: Lucy Rupert, Viv Moore, Charles Smith, Nayani Thiyagarajah

(youth), Corrin Adams (kids), Break It Down (youth) and PushPull Dance

FILM: Charles Ketchabaw (kids), Julien Lafleur, Ian Carpenter, Ace Hicks & Emily Hurson and Christian Goulet

VISUAL ART: Voltaire Ramos, Walter Boscarial, Aviva Armour-Ostroff (kids) and

Rebecca Houston

COMEDY/CLOWN: Lex Vaughn, Ron Fromstein & Christian Reimer , Morro and Jasp, Inessa Frantowski and Fernando Lara

MUSIC: Sean Cotton, QuiQue Escamilla, Raoul Bhaneja, Gregory Reid (youth) and Maryem Tollar

Please refer to our website for a full schedule and program.

Lab Cab Festival (the fifth)

Saturday, September 18th and Sunday September 19th 2010


Admission: FREE!

Factory Theatre 125 Bathurst Street @ Adelaide