Cam Baby – Toronto Fringe 2016 Press Release

“Touching on ideas of voyeurism, consent, privacy, identity and lookism, this is a play for right now. Come take a peek. It’s fun to watch.”

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From press release:

Toronto Fringe Festival veteran Jessica Moss returns with an all-star team for Cam Baby, a fast-paced ensemble comedy about the selves we create, and the stories we consume, presented by Theatre Mischief at the Factory Theatre Mainspace, July 1-10, 2016.

Matabang and Joseph secretly webcam girls in Joseph’s apartment, for fun and profit; until they end up renting to Clara, who doesn’t exactly meet their beauty standards. But when Clara starts a romance with Tim, the videos take on a life of their own…and everyone is forced to examine their relationships with each other, and with themselves.

Cam Baby was developed at The Juilliard School, where Moss is currently a Lila Acheson Wallace Playwright Fellow, under the direction of Marsha Norman and Chris Durang. The play was selected for a reading at Roundabout Theatre as part of Roundabout Underground’s Reading Series. Moss’ solo work has been hailed as ‘glorious’ (National Post), and ‘pure joy’ (NOW), and sold out runs at Fringe and Next Stage, and with Cam Baby, she debuts a multi-actor piece in her hometown of Toronto.

The show features an all-star team both on and offstage, made up of some of the most exciting talents in Toronto theatre. Director Charlotte Gowdy makes her Fringe debut after assistant directing Tim Carroll’s The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe at the Stratford Festival, with support from assistant director Taylor Trowbridge (The Tempest, Canadian Stage), designer Brandon Kleiman (Blind Date, Tarragon; Stratford Festival), and stage manager Meredith Henry (Up the Garden Path, Obsidian). Forming the cast is Karl Ang (The Madness of the Square, Factory/Cahoots; Stratford Festival), Ashley Botting (Canadian Comedy Award Winner; Sixteen Scandals, How to Kill a Comedian, Second City), Andrew Cameron (True Love Lies, Factory; Smokescreen, Roseneath), Brandon Coffey (A Bullet for Adolf, New World Stage, Rookie Blue), Beau Dixon (Dora Award Winner for Beneath Springhill: The Maurice Ruddick Story; Titus Andronicus, Canadian Stage) and Christine Horne (Canadian Screen Award Winner for ‘Remedy’; The Seagull, Crow’s; Belleville, Company Theatre).

Touching on ideas of voyeurism, consent, privacy, identity and lookism, this is a play for right now. Come take a peek. It’s fun to watch.

Show times: 

  • Friday July 1st, 04:45 pm
  • Saturday July 2nd, 07:00 pm
  • Monday July 4th, 01:00 pm
  • Wednesday July 6th, 11:00 pm
  • Thursday July 7th, 07:00 pm
  • Friday July 8th, 05:45 pm
  • Sunday July 10th, 12:00 pm

Venue: Factory Theatre Mainspace. (125 Bathurst St)

Details:

  • 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, (581 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 Credit: Dahlia Katz In picture: Ashley Botting, Brandon Coffey.