Five for Twenty (Or Less)
Festivals, fundraisers and tournaments, oh my! The warm weather has struck and so starts the exciting part of the theatre season. There are pockets of thespian action blooming all over the city, so why not splurge on a festival pass and enjoy some. Or take is slow, one show at a time. (P.S. It’s great prep for the Fringe festival…)
¡Theatresports! Spring Tournament Bad Dog Theatre presents the 30th year of the improv comedy competition. Opens Mar 9 and runs to May 25. $12, stu $10. Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor W. 647-898-5324, baddogtheatre.com.
GenderFucked: A Fundraiser For ‘Spoon’ (Straight Camp). This drag cabaret raises funds for an upcoming Fringe show and features Keith Cole, Heroine Marks, Nina Arsenault and others. May 25 at 10 pm. $10 sugg. Glad Day Bookshop, 589 Yonge. facebook.com/events/365698976873850.
rock.paper.sistahz: A Festival Dating Experience… (bcurrent). This arts festival features theatre, film, comedy, spoken word, visual art and more by Camille Turner, ahdri zhina mandiela, Catherine Hernandez and others. Opens May 25 and runs to May 31. Pwyc-$15, passes $10-$45. Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie. 416-533-1500, bcurrent.ca.
SoulOTheatre Festival (SoulOTheatre). This festival of one-person shows features performances by Chris Gibbs, Precious Chong, Daniel Stolfi and others, plus panels and workshops. May 23-26. $15-$20, opening night $50; panels & workshops $10; festival pass $90. Red Sandcastle Theatre, 922 Queen E. 416-465-5609, soulo.ca.
Uth Daze Mini Youth Arts Festival (The reConnexion Collective). Multi-arts performances by Lishai Peel, Jeff Mann, Sara Farb, Soothemysisters Productions and others. May 25-26. Free, mainstage shows pwyc. Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie. uthdaze.wordpress.com.