Memento Mori – Toronto Fringe 2014 Press Release


From press release

Soulo Theatre presents
Memento Mori 
by Tracey Erin Smith
a BYOV performance at The Toronto Fringe Festival
from June 30th to July 12th

Written and Performed by Tracey Erin Smith (two-time winner of both NYC’s Frigid Festival’s Audience Choice Award and Best of Toronto Fringe.)

Directed by Anita La Selva  (Best Director – My Theatre Choice Awards)

Music by Payadora Tango Ensemble

Memento Mori is a brand new show from award-winning Tracey Erin Smith that tells story of her last year on earth. After the suicide of Tracey’s father, she conducts a life experiment: choose one year and live it as if it were her last. Sky-diving. Cadavers. Wilderness. The danger doesn’t get her, but love does. Tonight is Tracey’s last night—and there’s a tango band.

Using mask, dance and Toronto’s foremost 4-piece Tango ensemble, Payadora, the audience goes on a voyage through the last night of Tracey’s life. Exploring the universal themes of life, death, and revenge masturbation, Memento Mori (Latin for ‘Remember you are mortal’) is staged as a private party in a backyard and then inside a gallery space on College Street that was once used as a synagogue. On her last night on earth, Tracey invites the audience to passionately explore the idea of fully living-while you’re still alive. Participate as much or as little in this Day of the Dead themed celebration as you desire.

Part mixer. Part death ritual. It’s a theatrical end of life celebration.

Praise for Smith’s past shows: 

Smith‟s 60-minute exploration of faith, humanity, and love deserves a broad congregation.” *Critic’s Pick  -Backstage Magazine, NYC

Tracey Erin Smith is a tour-de-force Canadian theatre artist.”
~Lanie Zipoy, New York City, WORKS BY WOMEN

“Tracey has the art of entertainment refined to the point of hypnotism.” -Eye magazine 

A uniquely fun night at the theatre…a sincere piece of theatre that is at once funny and moving — with a fantastic energy and a real message of hope and love.”   – NYTheatre, NYC 

Soulo Theatre presents

Memento Mori

Written and Performed by Tracey Erin Smith
Directed by Anita La Selva

Set design by Adam Barrett
Stage Managed by Cristina Hernandez

Rochelle Rubinstein Studio 402 College St
July 02 @ 8:30 PM
July 03 @ 8:30 PM
July 04 @ 8:30 PM
July 05 @ 8:30 PM
July 06 @ 8:30 PM
July 07 @ 8:30 PM
July 08 – no performance
July 09 @ 8:30 PM
July 10 @ 8:30 PM
July 11 @ 8:30 PM
July 12 @ 8:30 PM
July 13 @ 8:30 PM

Tickets: $12 416-966-1062 or visit buy online