The Woolgatherer – 2015 Toronto Fringe Press Release

Having “skeletons in the closet” has never been sexier!


Excerpt from press release:

Boy meets girl. Add a run-down apartment, a barrage of quirks, and several unsolved mysteries…and things are bound to spiral out of control!

The Woolgatherer is KD’s inaugural production, and is also the first script written by famed American playwright William Mastrosimone. The artists at KD believe in the power of Mastrosimone’s words. They have been known to repeat the mantra, “if it ain’t on the page, it ain’t on the stage”, which, roughly translated, means that they are thrilled to be tackling such a strong text.

Directed by Yehuda Fisher, the show features Kayla Whelan and Jonathan Shatzky. Fisher is the Artistic Producer of Panfish Productions, a company dedicated to the development of new Canadian work. He has helmed four pieces in the InspiraTO Festival over the last two years. Whelan co-produced and performed to critical acclaim in Harold Pinter’s Betrayal at the 2012 Hamilton Fringe Festival. She has filmed commercials for Much Music andThe Comedy Network, and saw a UFO on Close Encounters. Shatzky has appeared on Flashpoint, Lost Girl, and in the film Francine, starring Oscar-winner Melissa Leo.


July 1st @ 6:30 p.m.
July 3rd @ 1:15 p.m.
July 5th @ 4:00 p.m.
July 8th @ 9:15 p.m.
July 9th @ 11:00 p.m.
July 11th @ 7:30 p.m.
July 12th @ 12:00 p.m.

Venue: The Annex Theatre, 730 Bathurst St.

Tickets for all Fringe productions are $10, $12 in advance. Tickets can be purchased online, by phone (416-966-1062, business hours only), in-person from the festival box office located in the parking lot behind Honest Ed’s, (481 Bloor West), or — if any remain — from the venue box office (cash-only), starting one hour before showtime.

The festival offers a range of money-saving passes for committed Fringers; see website for details.

Be advised that Fringe shows always start exactly on time, and latecomers are never admitted.

Photo provided by Dahlia Katz.