Bite-Sized – Toronto Fringe 2016 Press Release

From press release

Full of surprises, humour, and heart, Broadleaf Theatre proudly presents its award-winning show Bite-Sized as part of the 2016 Toronto Fringe Festival! Featuring a whirlwind collection of over 15 plays, all 3 minutes or less, Bite-Sized is a theatrical experience tackling local, national, and global environmental issues. From an aerobics dance work-out through time to an exploration on Sarnia’s Chemical Valley, and even a hip hop dance sequence about an invasive frog species, you can enjoy all of the content with none of the guilt. Go on, take a bite. Bite-Sized will take place at the Factory Theatre Mainspace June 30 – July 10, 2016. Tickets are $12 at and at the door.

After seeing a workshop production of Bite-Sized, Matt White (green light arts / Necessary Angel) celebrated that Broadleaf Theatre made environmental issues “so fun, accessible, and cool.” Bite-Sized charms audiences with its whimsical theatrical mixed bag: techniques as varied as clown, puppetry, live music, dance and drama are used to delve into pressing Canadian environmental issues such as Sarnia’s Chemical Valley, Pickering’s nuclear plant, and the 20-year boil water crisis on First Nations reserves. The show establishes new dialogues on crucial environmental issues by imbuing audience members with feelings of immediacy, excitement, optimism, and, above all, fun. The initial workshop of Bite-
Sized won the President’s Award for Best Production and Viewer’s Choice at the 2014 U of T Drama Festival.

Created and directed by Kevin Matthew Wong (Half Full, Mixed Company Theatre; paper SERIES, U of T Drama Centre). Performed by: Steven Pereira (The Stranger, Dopolavoro Theatrale/ Summerworks 2015), Parmida Kakavada (A Little Princess, Wavestage Theatre), Angela Sun (4.48 Psychosis, U of T Drama Centre), Alex Treude (Theatre of the Film Noir, U of T Drama Centre), and Emma Tse (Rules of Love, Poculi Ludique Societas), Mimi Warshaw (Plays of Our Lives, Second City Toronto Training Centre) and Jordan Angrove (The Broadleaf Plays, Broadleaf Theatre).

Broadleaf Theatre produces original collective creations based on Canadians’ perspectives on local, national, and global environmental issues. Their constant experimentation and unique interdisciplinary blend of movement, music, satire, and succinctness make environmental topics cool, accessible, and fun.


  • Thursday June 30, 6:30 pm
  • Saturday July 2, 1:45 pm
  • Sunday July 3, 10:00 pm
  • Monday July 4, 7:15 pm
  • Wednesday July 6, 3:30 pm
  • Saturday July 9, 11:30 pm
  • Sunday July 10, 4:00 pm


  • Bite-Sized plays at the Factory Theatre Mainspace. (125 Bathurst St)
  • Tickets are $10 at the door, $12 in advance. The festival also offers a range of money-saving passes for serious Fringers.
  • Tickets can be purchased online, by telephone (416-966-1062), from the Fringe Club at Honest Ed’s Alley, and — if any remain — from the venue’s box office starting one hour before curtain.
  • Be aware that Fringe performances always start exactly on time, and that latecomers are never admitted.
  • This venue is wheelchair-accessible provided you arrive early (at least ~20 minutes) and notify the House Manager you require an accessible route.