Traffic Jams – Toronto Fringe 2017 Press Release

Traffic Jams

From press release:

TORONTO, ON—Resilience Theatre’s premiere production at this year’s Toronto Fringe Festival introduces the world to Thalie, a recent university drop-out who is struggling with a desperate, claustrophobic need to create. Trapped in the middle of a traffic island, Thalie is working on a magnum opus sure to solve all of her problems: an indie album. As the days melt into nights and her predicament refuses to resolve, humour mixes with the profound to create an unforgettable journey. Experience entertaining anecdotes, writer’s block, and (sometimes) questionable musicianship as she tries to find her voice while writing for a genre she knows nothing about. Along the way, we slowly discover the true heart of the story: her battle with mental illness. Just a woman and her ukulele, this piece is a look into self-expression, isolation and the spaces in between.


  • Traffic Jams plays at the Tarragon Extraspace. (30 Bridgman 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 Warning: Mature Language.
  • This venue is barrier-free. Patrons who use wheelchairs or who cannot climb stairs are seated in the front row.


  • Thursday July 6th, 10:45 pm
  • Saturday July 8th, 03:45 pm
  • Sunday July 9th, 06:45 pm
  • Monday July 10th, 12:45 pm
  • Wednesday July 12th, 09:30 pm
  • Thursday July 13th, 04:15 pm
  • Saturday July 15th, 01:45 pm

Photo of Taryn Dougall by Daniel Velez. Art
Design by Alexandra Jones.