Bursting Into Flames – Toronto Fringe 2011 Press Release

From press release:

The Toronto Fringe Festival


A terrifying journey through paradise…




Created & performed by Martin Dockery

The Robert Gill  Theatre, 214 College St., 3rd Fl., $10

July 7 Thu @ 6:30pm

July 9 Sat @ 2:15pm

July 10 Sun @ 7:30pm

July 11 Mon @ 5:15pm

July 13 Wed @ 9:30pm

July 14 Thu @ noon

July 15 Fri @ 11:30pm

Brooklyn’s Martin Dockery returns to the Toronto International Fringe Festival with a brand new monologue about one man’s frighteningly funny journey through Heaven. As with his 2009 hit WANDERLUST (“5 stars Very close to perfect.” —Eye Weekly), Bursting Into Flames is an energetic, theatrical monologue performed in Dockery’s unique style – storytelling that is at once an intimate experience and a full-on theatrical performance.

Past Accolades:

Adelaide Critics Circle Award, Vancouver Pick-of-the-Fringe, Edmonton Hold-Over, Winnipeg Best-of-Fest, London Fringe Best Original Work & Impresario Award, San Francisco Fringe Best Solo Performer, Frigid Fringe Audience Choice Award

“5 stars”

Canadian Broadcasting Corp, Toronto Eye Weekly, The Edmonton Sun, Edmonton Journal, The Star Phoenix, Winnipeg Free Press, Monday Magazine, Uptown Magazine

Dockery is excited to be a part of the Toronto Fringe, which is part of a six-month tour of five of his monologues through Adelaide, Fresno, Boulder, Morristown, Orlando, Charleston, London (ON), Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Vancouver, New York, and London (England). In addition, Dockery will be simultaneously performing in a two-person play he’s written in seven of these cities (though not in Toronto). For more, please visit www.martindockery.com

Martin Dockery – 2009-2011 DISTINCTIONS

2011-Adelaide Critics Circle Award –Adelaide Fringe Festival, Wanderlust

2010-Pick of the Fringe –Vancouver Fringe Festival, Wanderlust, Hold-Over –Edmonton Fringe Festival, Wanderlust, Entire run sold-out –Edmonton Fringe Festival, Wanderlust, Entire run sold-out –Victoria Fringe Festival, Wanderlust, Multiple Sell Outs Award –Rogue Festival, Wanderlust, Best in Fest –Winnipeg Free Press, Winnipeg Fringe Festival, The Bike Trip, Best in Fest –Orlando Sentinel, Orlando Fringe Festival, The Bike Trip, Held-Over –New York FRIGID Fest, The Bike Trip

2009-Best Solo Performance –San Francisco Fringe Festival, The Surprise, Outstanding Solo Performer –Nominee New York Innovative Theater Awards, The Surprise, Outstanding Short Play –Nominee New York Innovative Theater Awards, The Surprise, Best of Fest –Winnipeg Fringe Festival, Wanderlust, Best Original Work –London Fringe Festival, Wanderlust, Impresario Award –London Fringe Festival, Wanderlust, Sold Out Award –Orlando Fringe Festival, Wanderlust, Best in Venue –Orlando Fringe Festival, Wanderlust, soloNOVA Breakthrough Performer of the Year –NY soloNOVA Festival, The Surprise, Audience Choice Award –New York FRIGID Fest, The Surprise


MARTIN DOCKERY (Playwright & Performer) is a frequent performer in New York’s storytelling scene. Over the past three years, he’s created five monologues and one play, performing them across North America and Australia.

Wanderlust, directed by Jean-Michele Gregory, about a 5-month trek through West Africa in search of a moment of Epiphany, enjoyed successful runs in New York City, San Francisco, Orlando, London, Toronto, Winnipeg, Fresno, Charleston, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Victoria, Vancouver, Bellingham, Seattle, & Adelaide. It’s received 5-star reviews in many newspapers, and won top honors at fringe theater festivals in Orlando, London, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Vancouver, & Adelaide. During 2010, Martin also toured with another autobiographical monologue entitled The Bike Trip, about the creation of LSD, through New York, Phoenix, Orlando (selected “Best of Fest” by the Orlando Sentinel), London, & Winnipeg, where it sold out much of its run. The show can next be seen at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston. This year he’ll be touring for six months with another monologue entitled The Surprise, plus two new shows for 2011, The Holy Land Experience and Bursting Into Flames. He will also be touring through seven cities with a two-person play he wrote, Oh, That Wily Snake!.