Falling Awake – Toronto Fringe 2016 Press Release

falling awakeFrom press release

A woman and her dead lover meet in dreams. A surreal physical comedy caught between love and parasomnia. Winners of Leipzig’s PALAZZO Award and Hollywood Fringe’s BLAFF Award. After winning the Canadian Association of Fringe Festival’s Touring Lottery, RAGMOP Theatre is thrilled to bring their latest to the Toronto Fringe.

Nayana Fielkov is a performing and visual artist trained in classical theatre, musicals(Capilano College Theatre department, Alex Bruhanski Theatre), mask, clowning (John Turner of Mump and Smoot, David MacMurray‐Smith, Deanna Fleycher, Peter Jarvis), Action Theatre TM (Ruth Zaporah), and Contact Dance Improvisation (Peter Bingham, Edam Dance, Karl Frost). She has received a Columbia Basin touring grant for Oracle Improv, and was the assistant director for Jessie Award nominated Hard Times Hit Parade. She is a founder, director, and player in the roving troupe The Ladies in White, in the clown troupe Poupon Parade, and in the theatrical musical ensemble The Myrtle Family Band. She is co-founder of Hawah art lab, The Ancient Rugged Revival, and of The Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret.

Matthew “Poki” McCorkle is mime and object manipulator specializing in physical illusions. His work has traveled to Dubai (Cirque Éloize 2014, 2015), Israel, Taiwan, and Germany (PALAZZO Dinner Theater 2015-2016). He co-conceived the award winning physical theatre duo Button Wagon (2010-2013) and The Incredible Incredible (2015-current). He is a proud member of Clowns Without Borders including tours to The Philippines in the wake of Super Typhoon Hiayan (2013) and to Syrian Refugee centers in Nürnberg Germany (2016). Matthew is based at the Lookout Arts Quarry in Bellingham WA, USA where he is the Artist in Residency Coordinator.


  • June 30th at 8:45 PM
  • July 2nd at 10:45 PM
  • July 4th at 12:45 PM
  • July 7th at 4:15 PM
  • July 8th at 9:45 PM
  • July 9th at 7:30 PM
  • July 10th at 12:15 PM



  • Falling Awake plays at the Tarragon Theatre (30 Bridgman Ave)
  • Tickets are $10 at the door, $12 in advance. The festival also offers a range of money-saving passes for serious Fringers.
  • Tickets can be purchased online, by telephone (416-966-1062), from the Fringe Club at Honest Ed’s Alley, and — if any remain — from the venue’s box office starting one hour before curtain.
  • Be aware that Fringe performances always start exactly on time, and that latecomers are never admitted.

Photo of Matthew “Poki” McCorkle and Nayana Fielkov by Kai Hou.