This is my first year experiencing the Toronto Fringe Festival! What an amazing time to be in Toronto. There's around 150 shows this year; I know I'll only be able to skim the surface. The following is by no means a review, just some short thoughts!
I began by going to see "Crux" a new show written by a fellow Sheridan alumni, Greg Borris and choreographed by my good friend Eric Dahlinger. This was a very innovative piece of immersive theatre that took place in a rock climbing gym! They took their scenes to new heights, literally! A very interesting piece that is worth seeing.
On Saturday I took a non-performer friend to see "The Fence" written by the team who wrote last year's "Summerland": Johnson, Johnston and Wilde. I LOVED this show! It was an amazing performance of song and dance that had the entire theatre on their feet by the end. So many beautiful moments were created with a clearly phenomenal group of artists. I was laughing, crying and beaming! Highly recommend. My friend also loved it! Not being a performer herself she was nervous that the material would be inaccessible to her, but I can assure you she was crying throughout and thoroughly enjoyed her first Fringe experience.
This week I plan to see "Life After" and "Into"! So excited for both of these pieces. I'll see what else I can snag tickets to.
This city is full of so much creativity, love and stories waiting to be heard/seen.