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Multiple Organism (Mind of a Snail Puppet Co.) 2017 Toronto Fringe Review

Photo of Jessica Gabriel in Mind of a Snail Puppet Co.'s Multiple Organism show

Mind of a Snail Puppet Co.’s newest show, Multiple Organism, had it’s world premiere at the Toronto Fringe Festival this week, and it was a magical display of shadow puppetry. The performance was a feast for the eyes and ears, and was impeccably crafted by co-creators Chloé Ziner and Jessica Gabriel.

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Review: Talking Treaties (Jumblies Theatre)

Talking Treaties is active and immersive theatre performed at the historical Fort York in Toronto

Image from Jumblies Theatre's Talking Treaties showTalking Treaties calls itself a spectacle and really, it is. Jumblies Theatre is performing the show at Fort York National Historic Site as part of Toronto’s 2017 Indigenous Arts Festival. The show explores Toronto’s Indigenous history and unfolds the origin stories and after effects of three significant treaties.

To endeavour to tell such a vast history onstage could have been overly ambitious, but Talking Treaties delivers. With spirited ensemble performances, the show gives an illuminating presence and voice to the Indigenous peoples that came before us. They drum, they dance, they shout, they sing. And as my fellow show-goer reflected, they inspire.

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