Toronto Theatre Features

Talking Fringe – Matthew Eger writes and stars in To Be Alone With You at the 2015 Toronto Fringe Festival

10300156_832853753460343_4909962304166201495_nLove, 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:

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Talking Fringe – Ben Hayward directs A Tournament of Lies at Toronto Fringe 2015

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.

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Talking Fringe – Fourth Gorgon Theatre Perform You Know I Know At Toronto Fringe 2015

you know i knowYou Know I Know by Fourth Gorgon Theatre, playing at Toronto Fringe Festival, is an intriguing collection of everyday secrets presented in a highly creative way.

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

Mooney on Theatre Recommends – 2015 Toronto Fringe Festival

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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.

And don’t forget to check out our complete list of Fringe reviews, Fringe Buzz features and our daily free ticket giveaways.

Happy Fringing!

Mooney on Theatre Staff Picks – 2015 Toronto Fringe Festival

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Announcement: 2015 Dora Mavor Moore Award Winners (With Links to MoT Reviews)

Doras_2015Aluna’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.

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