True Blue – Toronto Fringe 2016 Press Release

From Press Release

A Vagrant Theatre and the Bad Dog Theatre Company presents

True Blue
Everybody lies.

“…director Colin Munch is pushing the boundaries of improvised storytelling…“ Carly Maga, The Toronto Star

“With True Blue, director Colin Munch is bringing something different to Bad Dog’s improv lineup and the effect is thrilling… An hour of theatre that plays on a formula you’ve surely seen a hundred times (Law & Order, NYPD Blue, Castle, every other show on TV) and creates something you’ve never seen before.” – Kelly Bedard, My Entertainment World

Following a sold-out run at the Bad Dog Comedy Theatre, A Vagrant Theatre (Dying Hard – Best of Fest, Atlantic Fringe Fest) and the Bad Dog Theatre Company (Toronto, I Love You – NNNN, Now Magazine, 3.5 stars, Toronto Star) are pleased to announce that the improvised cop drama True Blue will play at the 2016 Toronto Fringe Festival.

What are the ripples that follow after a tragedy? How is a community affected by loss? Who benefits from murder? True Blue is a fully improvised police drama about family, lies and loss set in rural Ontario. Though inspired by atmospheric police procedurals such as True Detective, The Fall, Top of the Lake and Broadchurch, each episode of True Blue is a standalone mystery. From the discovery of the crime scene to the unravelling of alibis, loyalties are tested and evidence is gathered in a spontaneously crafted thriller – as much a character study of two detectives as of the town they are charged with protecting.

A co-production between A Vagrant Theatre and the Bad Dog Theatre Company, True Blue features mainstays of Toronto’s theatrical community, including: Amy Matysio (Wolf Cop, Soulpepper), Anand Rajaram (2016 Dora nominee, Mustard – Tarragon Theatre), Aurora Browne (Trudeau & Levesque – Video Cabaret, Baroness Von Sketch Show), Danny Pagett (Help Yourself, 2012 Fringe New Play Winner, Theatre Brouhaha), Kevin Vidal (2016 Canadian Screen Award, Best Ensemble, Sunnyside), Paloma Nuñez (Chile Con Carne – Theatre Alameda), Shanda Bezic (Rookie Blue, Flashpoint), Jocelyn Geddie (The Sketchersons) & music by Nick DiGaetano (Toronto, I Love You – Bad Dog Theatre).


A Vagrant Theatre and the Bad Dog Theatre Company present True Blue


Friday, July 1, 2016 – 7:30pm

Saturday, July 2, 2016 – 3:30pm

Sunday, July 3, 2016 – 10:30pm

Tuesday, July 5, 2016 – 8:00pm

Wednesday, July 6, 2016 – 4:00pm

Friday, July 8, 2016 – 1:45pm

Sunday, July 10, 2016 – 9:00pm

Location: Robert Gill Theatre (214 College Street)

Tickets on sale through

For media info contact Jocelyn Geddie at or 416-554-2575


About Bad Dog Theatre Company

For almost 30 years, the award-winning Bad Dog Theatre Company (previously known as Theatresports Toronto) has specialized in the art of unscripted comedy and improvised performance and has provided affordable, accessible improv training for thousands of people of all ages and experience.   Dubbed “Toronto’s improv hub” by NOW Magazine and led by renowned improv veteran Julie Dumais Osborne, Bad Dog presents Theatresports, Toronto’s longest, continuously running improv show, every Saturday along with shows throughout the week at The Bad Dog Comedy Theatre – 875 Bloor St. W.



About A Vagrant Theatre

Originally from Newfoundland, Mikaela Dyke is a writer and performer who now makes her home in Toronto. Having performed with companies all over Canada and the U.S., her recent theatre credits include: Arm’s Length (Summerworks festival); A Rustling(Playwrights of Spring Festival); Sky (Rabbittown Theatre Productions); Buried Child (Beothuck Street Players); Comedy of Errors (SBTS); My Name is Rachel Corrie (Forest Productions) and Reflections on Giving Birth to a Squid (Parent Productions). Her dramatic work has brought her to stages across both the United States and Canada, and her acting has been called ‘intense’, ‘honest’, and ‘shattering’. Recently, she has been touring her solo shows, Dying Hard and Epic Pitch, which have won multiple critical and audience awards.