All posts by Jennifer McKinley

The Tempest … A Puppet Epic! (Shakey-Shake & Friends) 2012 Toronto Fringe Review

I first encountered William Shakespeare’s The Tempest in a survey course in university. The nuances evaded me and the plot and intrigue were overwhelming. All that has become clear now that I have experienced The Tempest … A Puppet Epic! at Palmerston Library Theatre, part of FringeKids! at the Toronto Fringe Festival.

The Tempest … A Puppet Epic! is written by Tom McGee (and William Shakespeare) and directed by Sarah Bruckschwaiger. Continue reading The Tempest … A Puppet Epic! (Shakey-Shake & Friends) 2012 Toronto Fringe Review

Dylan Gott: Medicine Woman (Doctor Thugenstein) 2012 Toronto Fringe Review

Nerd Alert!

Dylan Gott is full of beans. He’ll tell you so himself. But his story involves nudity, a basement apartment, and a hungry cat.

Dylan Gott: Medicine Woman is a 50-minute stand-up set at the Tarragon Solo Space at Toronto Fringe Festival. Dylan covers a range of topics including Bible Camp, his predilection for video games and UFC, anger management class, and losing his virginity at 23. Continue reading Dylan Gott: Medicine Woman (Doctor Thugenstein) 2012 Toronto Fringe Review

Dreamplace & The Blackbox Memoir (She’s Making A Spectacle Of Herself!) 2012 Toronto Fringe Review

Barbara Lorraine Laing opens her performance of Dreamplace & The Blackbox Memoir at the 2012 Toronto Fringe Fest by briefly describing what we are about to experience. It is a 45-minute work-in-progress that experiments with poetry as a storytelling method.

I had my reservations. I was also curious to see how an actor could pull off a solo show in the Tent at the Fringe Club. Continue reading Dreamplace & The Blackbox Memoir (She’s Making A Spectacle Of Herself!) 2012 Toronto Fringe Review

Review: Bitch Salad Gives Back (Bitch Salad)

Bitch Salad’s Annual Star-Studded Pride Gala at Buddies In Bad Times Theatre, Toronto

I went to see Bitch Salad Gives Back (Bitch Salad) at Buddies In Bad Times Theatre on Friday June 29. I took my pal Bianca along with me. We’re both big fans of queer comedy and Bianca has a great laugh.

The house was packed when host Andrew Johnson took the stage. He treated us to the usual fare of topical jokes. Continue reading Review: Bitch Salad Gives Back (Bitch Salad)