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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 She’s a self-taught freelance graphic designer by trade, and a visual artist by passion. She sells and displays her wares at 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 April 16th

Shows That Caught Our Eye in Toronto the Week of April 16th, 2018

Toronto live theatre for the week of April 16th, 2018. On Toronto’s stages this week are some wild, wacky, and wondrous women, drunken Shakespeare characters, and a whole host of new shows. Our Assistant Editor Jess is on hand with a few of her top picks in red. Check them out below the cut:

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PREVIEW: Finding Wolastoq Voice (Theatre New Brunswick)

Finding Wolastoq Voice is Indigenous artist and playwright Samaqani Cocahq (Natalie Sappier)’s debut work. The show’s tour makes a stop in Toronto from March 29-31, 2018 as part of the Indigenous Dance Showcase.

Hailing from Tobique First Nation, Samaqani’s personal journey deeply and directly inspired this work. We had the chance to ask her a few questions about this unique “dance-theatre hybrid performance that explores the personal discovery, identity and culture of a young Wolastoqiyik woman awakened by the voices of her ancestors.” See what she had to say after the cut:

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