Coming to Toronto Fringe 2009: The Fecal Monologues

Press Release: Don’t Jump Smile presents The Fecal Monologues
by Colleen Osborn
Directed by Colleen Osborn & Maarika Pinkney

From the bowels of Colleen Osborn’s imagination, Don’t Jump Smile
presents The Fecal Monologues – logs for short as part of the 2009
Fringe Festival. This well formed piece explores the necessity to
expel no matter how hard we try to hide it or hold it; a taboo topic
that needs to come out. Like birth and death, it’s just another part
of life – not as existential but essential. Come join our cathartic
journey, with a few surprise twists along the way.

Colleen Osborn is a graduate of the University of Guelph holding a
Bachelors of Fine Arts. Her first play, Seen This One Before, was
chosen for the 2006 New Ideas Festival and produced again by The
Village Players later that same year. Her second play, Here to Stay
was showcased as part of the 2008 New Ideas Festival. Her writing has
appeared in ‘m-pty’ and ‘Cahoots’ magazines. She currently works at
the University College Drama Program at the University of Toronto.

Maarika Pinkney is an actor/choreographer making her official
directorial debut alongside Colleen for The Fecal Monologues.  She
has choreographed internationally within the Commonwealth. Recent
credits include the Red Light District’s Methusalem (or the Eternal
Bourgeois) and IVONA princess of burgundia in Toronto, as well as
Da Vinci Code: The Musical in Sydney, Australia.  Currently, she is
completing a Drama Specialist and Cinema Minor at the University of

Wed. July 1 8:45pm – 9:45pm                Sat. July 4 Noon -1:00pm
Sun. July 5 7:00pm – 8:00pm                 Mon. July 6 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Wed. July 8 11:00pm – 12:00am             Fri. July 10 1:45pm – 2:45pm
Closing Show: Sat. July 11 9:15pm – 10:15pm

at the Helen Gardiner Phelan Theatre, 79A St. George Street

Tickets can be purchased in advance through Tickets Fringe Hotline:
416-966-1062 or

Featuring: Michael Clarke, Alaine Hutton, Kat Letwin, Maarika Pinkney,
Carter Siddall
Set and Costume Design by Sabs Feigler & Janina Kowalski
Lighting Design by Janina Kowalski | Sound Design and Composition by
Patrick Raatz
Dramaturgy by Marianne Miller, Doris Muise, Jivesh Parasram and John Searle
Production and Stage Management by Janina Kowalski