Sweet Girl Shrapnel – Toronto Fringe 2018 Press Release

Sweet Girl ShrapnelFrom Press Release:

Through a guided tour in Kensington Market, help the emerging graffiti artist, Cabiria, as she creates her first piece: a public tribute to her childhood friend, Stacy, who went missing years ago.

This is a play about the stories we tell to gloss over uncomfortable truths, difficult pasts, and troublesome encounters. The play questions how and why we turn a blind eye to what happens all around us?

This is the third Fringe show that Colleen Osborn and Cassandra Silver have collaborated on. Fringe allows artists to develop bold ideas that wouldn’t fly in a conventional theatrical production. This time around we’re experimenting in Colleen’s Kensington neighbourhood with a promenade show. A moving art piece. Like graffiti, this site-specific show is ephemeral. It would be impossible to replicate this show in a future remount: construction will be completed and garage doors will have new graffiti-tags. All of these elements are as temporary as the show itself.


  • Sweet Girl Shrapnel plays at 29 Lippincott Street. (29 Lippincott St.)
  • Tickets are $13, including a $2 service charge. The festival also offers a range of money-saving passes and discounts for serious Fringers.
  • Tickets can be purchased online, by telephone (416-966-1062), from the Festival Box Office at Scadding Court (707 Dundas St. W.), and — if any remain — from the venue’s box office starting one hour before curtain.
  • Content Warnings: Sexual content; Mature language; Audience participation; Outdoors; Walking tour.
  • The Fringe Festival considers this venue to be wheelchair-accessible.
  • Be aware that Fringe performances always start exactly on time, and that latecomers are never admitted.


  • Wednesday July 4th, 6:45 pm
  • Wednesday July 4th, 8:00 pm
  • Thursday July 5th, 6:45 pm
  • Thursday July 5th, 8:00 pm
  • Friday July 6th, 6:45 pm
  • Friday July 6th, 8:00 pm
  • Saturday July 7th, 6:45 pm
  • Saturday July 7th, 8:00 pm
  • Monday July 9th, 6:45 pm
  • Monday July 9th, 8:00 pm
  • Tuesday July 10th, 6:45 pm
  • Tuesday July 10th, 8:00 pm
  • Thursday July 12th, 6:45 pm
  • Thursday July 12th, 8:00 pm
  • Friday July 13th, 6:45 pm
  • Friday July 13th, 8:00 pm

Photo 1 taken by Colleen Osborn. Xanath Fuentes Natanson (Actor: Cabiria).