All posts by Scott Turner Schofield

Tachycardia (Dysrhythmia Theatre) 2014 Toronto Fringe Review

Artists take a major risk when they set out to make theater about love. In this respect, I give major kudos to Dysrhythmia Theatre for Tachycardia at the Toronto Fringe Festival – Fringe is for risk, and not enough artists dive from the limb. The problem with making theatre about love is that every heart in the audience knows how the story should be told. Mine is no different, I make that clear from the start.

‘Tachycardia’ is a blood and guts way of saying heartache; writer/director Rebecca Gismondi’s definition is “When the heart is ripped and the mind is torn.” Another definition would be “Breakup.” Love and breakups: prime drama territory, yet such a minefield for theatre. The potential for cliché, the gravitational pull toward melodrama spike the ground.

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I Was Born White (Knot Rivals Company) 2014 Toronto Fringe Review


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Fresh from a residency at the Fringe Creation LabI Was Born White is an autobiographical, multimedia dance performance by Melisse Watson about their own interracial adoption, realized on stage at the Robert Gill Theatre by Knot Rivals Company. This Toronto Fringe Festival performance is a charged, focused, and deep work of modern dance that traces personhood, placelessness, and racial politics where they most deeply reside: home, body, our very DNA.

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