The audience begins the journey being led by a highly intellectual yet sarcastic British narrator, who introduces the concept of the show. Within 60 minutes, you get to see a ‘chronological ride through history with stops in different time periods.’
The Old Wolf and the Sacred Trout, presented by Arbez Drama Projects playing at the Toronto Fringe Festival, is a movement/dance piece that follows a wolfpack in the woods. The performers in the piece had such flawless beauty; I couldn’t even imagine moving my body in that way. With very few vocal notes, aside from a few sentences that weren’t in English, the piece was a stringent display of movement.
Matt Folliott and Ted Hallett are a dynamic duo if I ever saw one. From the moment the lights dimmed, and the obscure/not-meant-to-be dreary Fringe announcement ended, they turned the energy in the room right up by jumping out on stage, followed by a sarcastic comment and introduction from their stage manager.
Open Rescue: The Play presented by 3D Theatre at the Toronto Fringe Festival opens up an important dialogue about the torture of animal testing through a series of three separate interviews. The play is written from real life interviews, also known as Research – Informed Theatre, making each piece super visceral as a script.
The Moaning Yoni, presented by Joylyn Secunda and playing at the Toronto Fringe Festival, follows the story of Zoë and her anthropomorphic ‘Yoni,’ which Secunda brilliantly characterizes as a brash, Jewish, loud-mouth vagina. Nicely played with her pink/red billowing costume to really stick the landing.