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burn, burned (Rodney Diverlus and Syrus Marcus Ware) 2019 SummerWorks Review

Picture of actors in burn, burnedburn, burned, produced by Rodley Diverlus and Syrus Marcus Ware, is now playing at SummerWorks. Part performance art and dance, the show features a band of revolutionaries regrouping after “decades of race wars” in a fictional future.

Diverlus notes that his choreography primarily strived to explore – but not definitively answer – areas of his own curiosity. As such, I tried not to find a clear story in the movement, but to pay attention to the feelings it evoked.

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Review: Nicole, Mark & Dan Improvise a Show (Nicole, Mark & Dan)

Picture of Mark Little, Dan Beirne, and Nicole Passmore in Nicole, Mark & Dan Improvise a ShowSweeping – but in that funny way – WWII Romance, Made Up On The Spot

Nicole, Mark & Dan Improvise a Show ended its three-show run at Bad Dog Theatre on August 2nd. Mark Little was unavailable for this final show, but fellow comedian Matt Folliott joined Dan Beirne and Nicole Passmore in his place.

This performance had the subtitle “A Summer Romance” – the troupe set out to improvise a “sweeping romance” set in the early 20th century.

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Closet Confessions: The Secrets of a Hot Mess (Hot Mess Productions) 2019 Toronto Fringe Review

Picture of Patrick Cadgen in Closet Confessions: The Secrets of a Hot MessPart solo show, part stand-up special, Patrick Cadegan presents Closet Confessions: The Secrets of a Hot Mess, now playing at the Toronto Fringe. Cadegan tells us about his early life in Cape Breton, coming to terms with his sexuality as a gay man, moving to Toronto, struggling with depression, moving back home, and his eventual return to the city. Breaking up his personal material were short stand-up routines and original character monologues. Continue reading Closet Confessions: The Secrets of a Hot Mess (Hot Mess Productions) 2019 Toronto Fringe Review