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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 February 20th

Shows That Caught Our Eye in Toronto the Week of February 20th, 2017

With so many new shows opening this week in Toronto, you may have trouble deciding which famous (or local!) writer you want to spend an evening with. To help you in your decision-making is our editor Samantha. She’s chosen a fews shows that caught her eye in red text. Check them out below the cut:

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Playlistings in Toronto for the week of February 13th

Shows That Caught Our Eye in Toronto the Week of February 13th

Hello loves! This week’s listings — appropriately for Valentine’s Week — feature tales of historical romance, parodies of fairytale romances, and of course a bit of burlesque! Toronto has an almost endless selection of shows this week, and to help you in your decision-making is our publisher Megan. She’s chosen a fews shows that caught her eye in red text. Check them out below the cut:

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Playlistings in Toronto for the week of February 6th

Shows That Caught Our Eye in Toronto the Week of February 6th

Shakespeare fans rejoice, for there are many Elizabethan offerings on Toronto stages this week (along with tons of other great shows!) Luckily our assistant editor Jess is here to highlight a fews shows that caught her eye in red text. Check them out below the cut:

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Cheap Theatre in Toronto the Week of January 31st

Five Shows Under $25 in Toronto this Week

Live theatre shows in Toronto with ticket prices of $25 or less, playing the week of January 31st, 2017. Perfect for the budget-conscious theatre-goer. This week features stories about Caribbean mothers who go abroad looking for work, a classic fairytale, Torontonians telling their own stories live, and much more. Check them out below the cut:

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Playlistings in Toronto for the week of January 30th

Shows That Caught Our Eye in Toronto the Week of January 30th

Maybe you want to know How Black Mothers Say I love You? Or maybe you’re looking for some sex, violence, and Tudor-style drama? Perhaps Shakespeare, or Stephen King are more your style? Whatever you fancy, there’s a good chance it’s on Toronto stages this week. Luckily our managing editor Wayne is here to highlight a fews shows that caught his eye in red text. Check them out below the cut:

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Cheap Theatre in Toronto the Week of January 24th

Five Shows Under $25 in Toronto this Week

Live theatre shows in Toronto with ticket prices of $25 or less, playing the week of January 24th, 2017. Perfect for the budget-conscious theatre-goer. On offer this week are shows examining the loss of a child, an Indigenous coming-of-age story, a blanket fort, and much more! Check them out below the cut:

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Playlistings in Toronto for the week of January 23rd

Shows That Caught Our Eye in Toronto the Week of January 23rd

There are so many exciting show opening in Toronto this week, from a musical rendition of a Stephen King classic to stories about anxiety, intergenerational differences, and grief! To aid you in selecting some top choice, our editor Lin is here to highlight a fews shows that caught her eye in red text. Check them out below the cut:

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