Ten Creative Ways to Dispose of Your Cremains – Toronto Fringe 2017 Press Release

Excerpt from press release:

Boy meets girl. Boy has broken vaporizer. Girl has bed bugs. Ten Creative Ways to Dispose of your Cremains is not just the longest title ever, it’s a millennial love letter to the misfits of the Peter Pan Generation. Written on the fringe for the Fringe, Ten Creative Ways… is a  story about trying to turn a corner, but somehow, always ending up in Trinity Bellwoods with an urn of ashes and six popsicles. From the writer of Oregano at the Storefront Theatre and the director of Plucked at Summerworks, Ten Creative Ways… stars Jakob Ehman and Rose Napoli.

Shortlisted for the Fringe New Play Award, Safewords New Play Contest, Ten Creative Ways…  was developed with support from Theatre Passe Muraille and the Ontario Arts Council. Rose Napoli is a Toronto-based actor and playwright and is currently part of the Playwrights Unit at Tarragon Theatre. Her play, Lo (or Dear Mr Wells) will play this fall as part of Nightwood Theatre’s 2017/18 Season in association with Crow’s Theatre.  

Helming the production is director Carly Chamberlain. A graduate of The National Theatre School of Canada’s Directing Program, Chamberlain’s recent productions include SummerWorks hit Plucked (Best Production Runner-up, and Now Magazine Outstanding Direction), and the critically acclaimed Much Ado About Nothing at Hart House Theatre (Subscriber’s Choice, Best Direction). Chamberlain was recently nominated for the OAC’s triennial John Hirsch Directors Award.


  • Ten Creative Ways to Dispose of Your Cremains plays at the Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace. (16 Ryerson Ave.)
  • Tickets are $12. The festival also offers a range of money-saving passes for serious Fringers.
  • Tickets can be purchased online, by telephone (416-966-1062), from the Fringe Club at Scadding Court, and — if any remain — from the venue’s box office starting one hour before curtain.
  • Be aware that Fringe performances always start exactly on time, and that latecomers are never admitted.
  • Content Warnings: Smoking, Mature Language.
  • This venue is wheelchair-accessible, with some tight cornering. Accessible seating is in the front row.


  • Thursday July 6th, 09:30 pm
  • Saturday July 8th, 03:15 pm
  • Sunday July 9th, 08:00 pm
  • Monday July 10th, 05:45 pm
  • Tuesday July 11th, 10:15 pm
  • Thursday July 13th, 01:00 pm
  • Friday July 14th, 08:45 pm
  • Sunday July 16th, 02:15 pm

Image by Kyle Purcell. L-R: Rose Napoli and Jakob Ehman.