Scadding – Toronto Fringe 2019 Press Release

From Press Release:

Common Boots Theatre, in association with The Toronto Fringe Festival, is proud to present,

A site-specific audio event

Created and performed by: Jennifer Brewin, Alex Bulmer, Leah Cherniak, Khadijah Roberts-Abdullah, John Gzowski, Maggie Huculak, Anand Rajaram, Jenny Salisbury, and Stephon Smith.
Directed by: Jennifer Brewin and Alex Bulmer
Sound design by: John Gzowski
Dramaturgy by: Leah Cherniak and Alex Bulmer

Grab your headphones and favourite pair of shoes for this walkabout audio event. Produced with binaural audio recording, the Cadillac of recording technology, 6 short plays bring to life the hidden, hilarious world of Scadding Court. This immersive audio experience bursts open the box of radio drama, bringing you right to where the story happens. Armed with a map and some helpful guides, find your own play while exploring the world of Dundas and Bathurst.

Adventure across the skate park, pool, playground, and fish tank that make up Scadding Court Community Centre. Bring your own headphones and device, or borrow one from our box office.

At the heart of this piece is the spectacular artistry of Jennifer Brewin (Jesse Richardson Award; Dora Mavor Moore Award; Armstrong Award for Excellence), Alex Bulmer (AMI International Radio Award; Dora Mavor Moore, Chalmers and BAFTA nominee; Society of Canadian Musicians Award) and John Gzowski (six-time Dora Mavor Moore Award; Juno Award nominee). Together, these three lead a powerful ensemble to leap the gap between physical and aural performance, asking the question “how can you hear someone slip on a banana peel?”

Joining Alex, John and Jennifer is an extraordinary group of theatre creators: Leah Cherniak(Chalmer’s Award; Pauline McGibbon Award; George Luscombe Award for Mentorship), Maggie Huculak (Dora Mavor Moore award; Chalmers award), Khadijah Roberts-Abdullah (Actra Toronto Award Nominee), Anand Rajaram (Dora Mavor Moore Award; Canadian Comedy Award Nominee), Jenny Salisbury (Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts graduate; co-Artistic Director of Common Boots Theatre), and Stephon Smith ( 2019 Humber College Theatre Performance graduate).

Scadding – come see with your ears.

Audience Notes
Bring your own smartphone or tablet and headphones. We have a limited number to loan at the box office.
This show contains some coarse language.

Accessibility: This audio event has been imagined and produced with a diverse audience in mind.Access for Blind Audiences or those With Low Vision: Audiences who are Blind or have low vision will enjoy an audio-led performance. A professional sighted guide is available for each performance.

Touch Tours: Touch tours are available at 1 pm on each performance day, by request. Please contact Jenny Salisbury,, to book.
Access for Deaf Audiences or those with Hearing Loss: Transcriptions of the audio is available to borrow from the box office at each performance.

Relaxed Performance: All of our performances function as a Relaxed Performance. Patrons can set their own audio volume, move at their own pace, make noise, and take breaks.
Access for those Using a Wheelchair: All locations are accessible for those using wheelchairs or other mobility devices. The route is on level ground or over ramps.

Scadding is part of the 2019 Toronto Fringe Festival
Dates: July 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, at 2 pm and 4 pm.
Location: Scadding Court Community Centre, 707 Dundas Street West.
Tickets: $11 + $2 surcharge.
Purchase online:
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).