Carpe into my DMs – Toronto Fringe 2019 Press Release

From Press Release

Carpe into my DMs is a post apocalyptic sketch comedy revue written by troupe We are Sports! and directed by Second City alumnus, Alastair Forbes. When #thoughtsandprayers had ceased to be enough, society was too busy keeping up with the Kardashians to notice that the end was near! Now that the dust has settled, our selfie-obsessed survivors are faced with the harsh reality that they can’t escape blame for the collapse of civilization. From micro-aggressions to robot roleplay, Carpe into my DMs takes audiences through a politically pointed and hilariously goofy journey to the end of the world!

Carpe into my DMs was created through the improvisation of 11 performers under the direction of the creative team, Alastair Forbes and David Macintosh. This is the first collaboration between, sketch/improv troupe We Are Sports! and Alastair Forbes. Their partnership began through the Second City Conservatory program, from which the original idea for this show debuted.

Alastair Forbes is a Second City Mainstage Alumni, multiple Dora, Canadian Screen Award and Canadian Comedy award nominee and has written and directed for numerous TV shows for Disney, CityTV, YTV and AMI. We Are Sports! has been an active member of the Toronto improv community, performing their conservatory graduation show on the Second City Mainstage, as well as performing improv and sketch comedy at the John Candy Box Theatre, Comedy Bar, and the Social Capital Theatre. Music Director, David Macintosh, is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer, and music director who also performs with music groups Kashew Butter, OiO, and Pengeah. Lighting Designer, Matthew Hallworth, is an award-winning producer, actor, and stage manager with over 2000 production credits in film, television, and theatre.

If sugar helps the medicine go down, then wait and see what happens when you add radioactive waste! Join We Are Sports! as they search for the “big dick energy” they need to save the world!

 

We Are Sports!

In association with The Toronto Fringe Festival presents:

 

Carpe into my DMs

Written by We Are Sports! (Janelle McGuinness, Alex Bondesen, Dylen Guiry, Jacob Hogan, Danny Avila, Cihang Ma, Lauren Greenwood, Stephen Mashalidis, Ramsay Alwani, Renée Strasfeld and Sue Marenick)

Directed by Alastair Forbes

Music Direction by David Macintosh

Lighting Design by Matt Hallworth

Stage Managed by Sydney LaForme

Featuring: The cast of We Are Sports!

 

Opens July 3rd and runs to July 13th

Al Green Theatre

750 Spadina Ave., Toronto, ON, M5S 2J2

 

Performances

July 3rd – 6:30pm

July 5th – 10pm

July 7th – 6:45pm

July 8th – 2:45pm

July 10th – 8:30pm

July 12th – 1pm

July 13th – 4pm

 

Please note that there is absolutely no latecomer seating.

 

Tickets

Tickets go on sale June 6, 2019.

Purchase online: fringetoronto.com

By Phone: 416-966-1062

In Person: During the festival at POSTSCRIPT, the patio at the Toronto Fringe. Located in the Hockey Rink at 275 Bathurst Street (Dundas + Bathurst).

 

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