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Jess is an East coast transplant to Toronto who stumbled into her love of theatre via her social media gig at Ballyhoo Push Pin Media, and stumbled into review writing via an open call to cover the 2015 Fringe Festival for MoT. In addition to writing for MoT, she also blogs about dating, white supremacy, fat politics, theatre, graphic design, and sex at thejessgillis.blogspot.com. She’s a self-taught freelance graphic designer by trade, and a visual artist by passion. She sells and displays her wares at jessgillis.com. She’s passionate about laughter, anti-oppression, sex workers’ rights, body positivity, vegan food, cycling, good TV, and swimming. If you want to follow her foodie, nail art, and pet sitting posts, you can follow her on Instagram and Twitter @TheJessGillis

Playlistings in Toronto for the week of May 22nd

Shows That Caught Our Eye in Toronto the Week of May 22nd, 2017

On Toronto stages this week a “powerful mosaic” dedicated to Black women continues, some Bad Jews gather in battle, and office drama comes to life. Plus, of course (this is Toronto, after all), so much more. Here to pick out a few promising shows in red is our managing editor Wayne. Check them out below the cut:

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Playlistings in Toronto for the week of May 15th

Shows That Caught Our Eye in Toronto the Week of May 15th, 2017

Get ready to sing and dance, Toronto! On our lovely city’s stages this week is a veritable smorgasbord of ballroom, opera, burlesque, and literature told through music. There’s also a thriller about a serial killer who was caught in Toronto, some Shakespeare, and much more. Don’t worry, our assistant editor Jess is on hand to pick out a few promising shows in red. Check them out below the cut:

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Cheap Theatre in Toronto the Week of May 9th

Five Shows Under $25 in Toronto this Week

Live theatre shows in Toronto with ticket prices of $25 or less, playing the week of May 9th, 2017. Perfect for the budget-conscious theatre-goer. This week’s selections has something for almost everyone, from kids interactive theatre, to libidos, to magic touches. Check these shows out below the cut:

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Playlistings in Toronto for the week of May 8th

Shows That Caught Our Eye in Toronto the Week of May 8th, 2017

As men continue to wrestle with their race and identity issues on Toronto stages, a few new shows open up. There is much to choose from, including kids’ shows, naughty men, and black comedies. On hand with her top picks – highlighted in red – is our editor Lin. Check them out below the cut:

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Cheap Theatre in Toronto the Week of May 2nd

Five Shows Under $25 in Toronto this Week

Live theatre shows in Toronto with ticket prices of $25 or less, playing the week of May 2nd 2017. Perfect for the budget-conscious theatre-goer. This week’s selections feature stories about the Palestinian and Jewish diaspora, Chilean exiles, and includes specially priced RISER shows (2 for $20). Check these shows out below the cut:

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Cheap Theatre in Toronto the Week of April 25th

Five Shows Under $25 in Toronto this Week

Live theatre shows in Toronto with ticket prices of $25 or less, playing the week of April 25th, 2017. Perfect for the budget-conscious theatre-goer. From a musical-theatre hybrid, to Asian-Canadian stories of identity, and dealing with the scars of trauma, we have a superb selection of affordable options for the theatre nerd and the beginner alike! Check these shows out below the cut:

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