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Jess is an East coast transplant to Toronto who stumbled into her love of theatre via her social media gig at Ballyhoo Push Pin Media, and stumbled into review writing via an open call to cover the 2015 Fringe Festival for MoT. In addition to writing for MoT, she also blogs about dating, white supremacy, fat politics, theatre, graphic design, and sex at thejessgillis.blogspot.com. She’s a self-taught freelance graphic designer by trade, and a visual artist by passion. She sells and displays her wares at jessgillis.com. She’s passionate about laughter, anti-oppression, sex workers’ rights, body positivity, vegan food, cycling, good TV, and swimming. If you want to follow her foodie, nail art, and pet sitting posts, you can follow her on Instagram and Twitter @TheJessGillis

Playlistings in Toronto for the week of June 19th

Shows That Caught Our Eye in Toronto the Week of June 19th, 2017

Stories and history are major themes in Toronto’s theatre scene this week! And of course, with Pride month well under way, there is no shortage of queer-centred offerings. Our assistant editor Jess is on hand to highlight a few of her top picks in red. Check them out below the cut:

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Cheap Theatre in Toronto the Week of June 13th

Five Shows Under $25 in Toronto this Week

Live theatre shows in Toronto with ticket prices of $25 or less, playing the week of June 13th, 2017. Perfect for the budget-conscious theatre-goer. For your wallet-conscious viewing pleasure this week, we’ve selected some Black woman magic, an Ojibway lens on Turtle Island, Shakespeare, and much more! Check them out below the cut:

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Cheap Theatre in Toronto the Week of June 6th

Five Shows Under $25 in Toronto this Week

Live theatre shows in Toronto with ticket prices of $25 or less, playing the week of June 6th, 2017. Perfect for the budget-conscious theatre-goer. For your wallet-conscious viewing pleasure this week, we’ve selected an indie festival, a Misérables workshop, a story about criminalized queerness and much more! Check them out below the cut:

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Cheap Theatre in Toronto the Week of May 30th

Five Shows Under $25 in Toronto this Week

Live theatre shows in Toronto with ticket prices of $25 or less, playing the week of May 30th, 2017. Perfect for the budget-conscious theatre-goer. Short plays! Spontaneous plays! Short stories! Evil dinner guests! And all with ticket prices under $25 (and some PWYC/freebies)? Who wouldn’t want to get out and see a show this week? More below the cut:

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Playlistings in Toronto for the week of May 29th

Shows That Caught Our Eye in Toronto the Week of May 29th, 2017

On Toronto stages this week are tales of dinner with evil historical figures (which may or may not shed some light on our current political landscape), the coming together of young and old and queer, true stories, musical improvisation, and more. Check them out below the cut:

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Playlistings in Toronto for the week of May 22nd

Shows That Caught Our Eye in Toronto the Week of May 22nd, 2017

On Toronto stages this week a “powerful mosaic” dedicated to Black women continues, some Bad Jews gather in battle, and office drama comes to life. Plus, of course (this is Toronto, after all), so much more. Here to pick out a few promising shows in red is our managing editor Wayne. Check them out below the cut:

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