Love, loss, and acceptance are the focus of Matthew Eger’s To Be Alone With You, a one-man show set in the aftermath of a suicide and playing as part of the Toronto Fringe Festival. Matthew explores each with passion as he examines the world and himself and he spoke with me to provide more depth behind this show and his journey:
Who are funerals really for? The deceased or those that are left behind in the wake of tragedy? A Tournament of Lies, playing as part of the Toronto Fringe Festival, seeks to provide an answer as a group of friends gather to mourn the loss of someone who touched all their lives.
Director Ben Hayward speaks about the inspiration for the show and how collaboration is the key to success Continue reading Talking Fringe – Ben Hayward directs A Tournament of Lies at Toronto Fringe 2015
I could relate to quite a few stories recounted by the performance, and wanted to find out more about how the creators/performers conceived and developed them. Here’s what I found out after speaking with the group: Continue reading Talking Fringe – Fourth Gorgon Theatre Perform You Know I Know At Toronto Fringe 2015
This past weekend Mooney on Theatre sent its dedicated team of 30 writers and editors to cover all 147 shows* in this year’s Toronto Fringe Festival! With the sheer number of shows available at the festival, picking the ones you want to see can be a daunting task.
If you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed by the number of shows and you’re looking for a place to start, we’ve asked our staff to tell us about their favourite shows they’ve seen at this year’s festival. We hope our staff picks can help you navigate the Fringe.
If you’ve seen something you think is amazing that you think others should go see please let us know by leaving a comment.
Mooney on Theatre Staff Picks – 2015 Toronto Fringe Festival
Aluna’s Blood Wedding & Canadian Opera Company’s Falstaff win big at 36th Dora Awards
The Dora Mavor Moore Awards ceremony is the Toronto theatre community’s big night out to celebrate its own. This year the ceremony was hosted by comedian Gavin Crawford, who kept the pace swift and generally killed it with his material, injecting his wry observations throughout the proceedings. His opening musical song and dance number as Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne was a riot.