The second Halifax Fringe Roundup! In this episode we check in with Andrew Gaunce, Laura Thornton, and Mariel Kathryn Hunter to see how their Fringes have been going, talk about shows they have loved, and about surviving Fringe exhaustion!
Mariel Kathryn Hunter hails from Saint John, New Brunswick and moved across the country to pursue her acting career in 2012. She has since appeared in a number of independent films and web series, as well as on stage. Most recently she has performed her one woman show on both coasts to tremendous reviews and oversold houses.
Recent credits include Sarah in Donald Margulies’ Time Stands Still. She has also founded Fort Heart Productions and directed under their banner a number of shows including Two Rooms by Lee Blessing and Lepers by Robert G Barone. In the weeks prior to flying East for the Halifax Fringe Festival Hunter produced a sold out run of Welcome to the Moon & Other Plays by John Patrick Shanley.
The first of two Fringe Roundups for Halifax Fringe, with Andrew Gaunce, Laura Thornton, Emilie Alexandre, and Mariel Kathryn Hunter!
A roundtable discussion featuring Fundy Fringe artists Franny McCabe-Bennett (actor/playwright of Bar Star), Elliot Delage (actor/playwright of 25), and Mark Foster (playwright of The Waiting Gentlewoman).
James McClure is an award-winning writer, journalist, scholar and undergraduate instructor. In 2018, James’ newest play, Glass Closets, was chosen to be workshopped at Mount Allison University as part of the 2018 Playwrights’ Colony hosted by the Playwrights Atlantic Resource Centre. ‘Glass Closets’ is his second Fundy Fringe Festival production. In 2017, he wrote and directed ‘Faking It,’ a coming-of-age comedy that was also one of three winners in the Saint John Theatre Company’s playwrighting competition ‘Script Happens.’
Aleena resides in London, ON with her husband William – who Directed “Passing Notes.” Aleena and William are very proud parents to their two sons, Lennon and Fletcher. Aleena is an actor, playwright and the proprietor of My Neighbour’s Attic. She has co-written and appeared in “Two Prozacs Short of a Hap-P Meal” and “Occupy the Man Cave,” both of which were produced by Theatre Provocateur. She is thrilled to be premiering her new solo project, “Passing Notes,” at Fundy Fringe Festival in Saint John New Brunswick, this August 21st to 25th.
Details and Tickets: https://www.fundyfringefestival.com/show/passing-notes/
Married to a spouse who works for the foreign service, American born Alexander, has lived in London, Berlin and currently in Toronto. He made his Toronto stage debut in HANGMAN at Storefront Theatre. Last summer he performed at the Toronto Fringe Festival in LETTERS TO ANNEBELLE as well as the Summer Works Festival in THE NAILS and was most recently seen in the world premiere of FOR BOTH RESTING AND BREEDING for Talk Is Free Theatre in Barrie. And A GIRL LIVES ALONE another Summer Works project.
Dauntless City Theatre presents Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing.
In this fast-paced queer contemporary staging, the hijinks and heartbreak of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing come to life as you’ve never seen them before. You’ll follow the story around the park on foot, getting up close and personal with all the adventure, romance, and deception of this timeless tale.
This event is welcoming to humans and dogs of all ages, and is wheelchair-accessible. Berczy Park, Toronto. Admission is by PWYC donation.
Dauntless City Theatre produces classical theatre where you least expect it.
Kristi Boulton an improv artist and is one of the members of the Improv Troupe, The Understudies, presenting Waaaay Off Broadway at the 2018 Hamilton Fringe.
Waaaay Off Broadway: A Musical Improv Show!
Waaaay Off Broadway is the musical improv show that you’ve always dreamed of seeing, especially because you create the show! Watch as the Understudies improvise dynamic scenes peppered with songs, topped off with a mini-musical inspired entirely by audience suggestions! Musical accompaniment provided by Steve McRae and Aaron Bruinsma. Grab your opera glasses and hold on to your playbills, people! It’s gonna be a HIT!
Double Down Helix
A dark comedy that examines the implications of retail genotyping, Double Down Helix (DDH) asks the audience “to whom do you belong?”
Double Down Helix is directed by Jennifer McKinley, a co-artistic director of Alumnae Theatre’s New Ideas Festival (2014-2017) in Toronto. She is a lead coordinator with the Feminist Art Conference, and wrote, produced and performed her solo show, Operation SUNshine at the 2017 Toronto Fringe. DDH is stage managed by Natasha Rotondaro, an emerging theatre artist and soprano.
Open To The Public Theatre presents: Double Down Helix
Kingston Storefront Fringe Festival
Saturday July 21 @ 2PM
Sunday July 22 @ 6PM
tuesday July 24 @ 10:30PM
Wednesday July 25 @ 4PM
Friday July 27 @ 8:30PM
Saturday July 28 @ 6PM
A roundtable conversation about Toronto Fringe on the last Saturday, as Tom McGee (Featherweight), Janelle Hanna (Robert.), Al Lafrance (I think I’m Dead), Danny Pagett (Prank), and Rebecca Perry (Bikeface) join host Phil Rickaby to talk about Toronto Fringe so far, what they’ve seen, what they are looking forward to seeing and much more.
Recorded 10:00, July 14, 2018.
Eliza was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario. She graduated from Cardinal Carter Academy for the Arts with a Drama Specialist before attending the Theatre and Drama Studies program at the University of Toronto and Sheridan College.Eliza workshopped her one-woman show O, an exploration of Hamlet’s Ophelia as an early version in 2014 before creating and developing O in partnership with Ali Joy Richardson in the 15th annual Paprika Festival in 2016. The show has since been performed at the Artscape Wychwood Barns in November 2017 and is headed to the United Solo Festival in NYC in November of 2018. Her second solo show Harvey & The Extraordinary was workshopped in July 2017 under the direction and dramaturgical support of Neil Silcox, and is currently playing at the 2018 edition of the Toronto Fringe Festival
Tickets to Harvey and the Extraordinary: https://fringetoronto.com/festivals/fringe/event/harvey-extraordinary
A roundtable conversation about Toronto Fringe on the first Saturday, as Tom McGee (Featherweight), Janelle Hanna (Robert.), Belinda Corpuz (Lighters in the Air), Danny Pagett (Prank), and Rebecca Perry (Bikeface) join host Phil Rickaby to talk about Toronto Fringe so far, what they’ve seen, what they are looking forward to seeing and much more.
Recorded 10:00, July 7, 2018.