From Press Release
Theatre Born Between Presents:
Beneath the Bed by Gabe Golin
Running July 4th – 14th at Scadding Court Community Centre (Room 4) As part of this year’s Toronto Fringe Festival
“Beneath the Bed was an extraordinarily creative piece of theatre. It is a both a dark exploration of childhood trauma and also a celebration of the power of imagination as the best defence against the things that threaten us. Truly an impressive feat for a young playwright! I can’t wait to see how this develops!” – David Matheson, Coordinator of the Theatre and Drama Studies Program (Sheridan
Fresh off of their My Entertainment World nomination for Outstanding Solo Performance for Vitals, Theatre Born Between comes to life with Beneath the Bed in this year’s Toronto Fringe Festival! In the aftermath of a trauma, a young child meets a monster living under their bed and together they discover through searching the stars that this too will pass. An exploration of childhood and imagination, grief and loss, Beneath the Bed is a twisted tale exploding with music, wit, heart, and joy. Theatre Born Between first presented a workshop production of Beneath the Bed at the 2016 Beck Festival. Directed by Theatre Born Between co-founder, Bryn Kennedy.
“Returning to the world of Beneath the Bed after our workshop almost three years ago has felt like coming home to an old friend. These characters, in the infinite empathy and compassion they express for one another, have welcomed me back and it has been a joy to explore them again with a powerhouse ensemble of emerging artists. Our understanding of this fantastical world has only deepened and with our shift to a site-specific venue, we are excited to bring audiences closer to the monsters and make-believe than ever before. Imagination and possibility wait around every corner in this play and we hope that you will get wrapped up in the journey with us.”
– Bryn Kennedy, Director and Co-Founder
Beneath the Bed is part of this year’s Toronto Fringe Festival, running July 4th to 14th at Scadding Court Community Centre (Room 4).
Tickets available online at https://fringetoronto.com/fringe/show/beneathbed
Scadding Court Community Centre (Room 4)
707 Dundas St W,
Thursday July 4 – 7:00pm
Friday July 5 – 8:00pm
Saturday July 6 – 2:00pm
Sunday July 7 – 2:00pm
Monday July 8 – 7:00pm
Tuesday July 9 – 8:00pm
Thursday July 11 – 8:00pm
Friday July 12 – 2:00pm
Friday July 12 – 8:00pm
Saturday July 13 – 3:30pm
Sunday July 14 – 2:00pm
Running time of 60 minutes
This show is age-accessible. We welcome audience members of all ages.
Tickets are available through the Toronto Fringe, both online and at their box office.
Graham Conway (Peter Pan, Bad Hats Theatre – Dora Award
Winning for Outstanding Direction, Production and Ensemble Performance) Erin Humphry (Breathing Corpses, Coal Mine Theatre) Keaton Kwok (Marry Me Marry Me Marry Me Marry Me, House + Body) Elizabeth Staples (White Girls in Moccasins, Rhubarb Festival, The Stranger, Summerworks/DopoLavoroTeatrale) John Wamsley (Timothy Findley’s The Wars, The Grand Theatre) Lindsay Wu (Blithe Spirit, Theatre Erindale)
Directed and produced by Bryn Kennedy
Produced/Marketing/Movement by John Wamsley
Composed by Lucas Penner
Stage Managed by Caitlin Brenneman
Theatre Born Between:
Theatre Born Between is a Toronto-based theatre company interested in creating work that focuses on bringing the inner emotional realities of the play and its characters to the surface – the seen and unseen.
Our mission is to create a platform for diverse emerging artists from all communities to explore the boundaries of theatrical practice through a blending of styles such as movement, verbatim text and
fantastical realism. Co-founded by Bryn Kennedy and John Wamsley. For further information about Theatre Born Between or this production of Vitals, visit theatrebornbetween.com!