dirty butterfly – Toronto Fringe 2012 Press Release

From Press Release

Three people. Two Black, one White. Adjacent tenement houses in a poor London neighborhood. The thin walls expose the undercurrent of deep racial economic divide and the brutal unspoken truths about domestic violence; displaying the frightening reality that both are on the rise in our current world climate.

Toronto based company Bound to Create Theatre, is proud to present the North American Premiere of Debbie Tucker Green’s modern classic, Dirty Butterfly, at the 2012 Toronto Fringe Festival, from July 4th to the 15th, 2012.

This mesmerizing and startling new drama by Jamaican British playwright Debbie Tucker Green explores voyeurism, power and guilt by confronting the collateral damage of domestic abuse and racial economic divide through a modern storytelling style that is equally blunt and poetic.

“We chose this play to highlight an unfortunate truth that both domestic abuse and racism are actually on the rise. The company has partnered up with the White Ribbon Campaign for this show with proceeds going to help raise awareness about violence against women,” says Jack Grinhaus, co-Artistic Director. Adds Lauren Brotman, Co-Artistic Director, “the subject matter is heavy, but the play itself is highly theatrical and entertaining, challenging both artists and audiences to work their way through an almost postmodern style of writing for the theatre. It has a musicality and poetry to its form, the play challenges the audience to listen in a new way. The text is fast-paced, the language broken up and overlapping. But the exciting rhythm is what we believe will compel audiences to keep up with it.”

Bound to Create Theatre, the double Dora nominated company behind the Next Stage Festival hit The Grace Project: Sick and the fringe hits Saved (2011), and The Complex (2010), presents the North American premiere of Dirty Butterfly. Jack Grinhaus directs a stellar cast, featuring Kaleb Alexander (Phaedra’s Lust) as Jason, Lauren Brotman (And by the Way Miss), as Jo and Cherissa Richards (Shaw Festival) as Amelia.

Bound to Create Theatre presents dirty butterfly By Debbie Tucker Green
July 4-15, 2012Directed by Jack Grinhaus
Kaleb Alexander, Lauren Brotman and Cherissa Richards

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16 Ryerson Ave Toronto, ON M5T 2P3


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