storytelling

“It doesn't remember who liked it... who didn't like it... it just remembers that it was”

Aux.La.More is an intimate storytelling and dance performance by Kara Nolte – and she has such a presence on stage. The way she tells her story and explains the way dance has allowed her to express herself is disarming and at the same time very comfortable.

I found myself wrapped up in the way she moved and tumbled and was marionetted on the dance floor – the way her suit jacket trailed behind her. She'd dance to a piece of music, and then she'd...

I'm trying to think of a good comparison here. Windy Wynazz is – like a volcano of energy. Like a sexually obsessed teenager in hotpants. Like a lace-legged fire tornado.

When I walked into the theatre the first thing I saw were a pair of shapely legs in fishnet stockings bent over their owners' body in classic autofellatio pose, feet spilling over onto the first step of the audience gallery. The lady herself. She popped up from the floor like an excited emo fountain of nervous energy and showed people to the front rows – ushering people away from what she called...

The Chronic Single’s Handbook, is a one man show written and performed by Randy Ross. The one-hour show has been featured at venues around New England and at fringe theater festivals in the U.S., Canada, and Edinburgh, Scotland.

Fringe veteran Randy Ross provides his perspective on how men feel about sex, love, marriage, and online dating. The Chronic Single’s Handbook (which Ross also sells as a separate book) sounds a lot like a diary of 56 year old, never married, unemployed sex traveller.

In 2007, Ross has been laid off from work and has received a large severance...

At the very beginning when Jennifer Martin started speaking about her childhood, I couldn’t follow the connection of the scenes. She seemed to be flitting about with different people and topics that were seemingly unconnected, but as all of the pieces of the story began to align, her childish way of speaking started giving off undertones of dread. Long before anything poignant has been said or done, you know it’s coming. As the story unfurls like a black rose, you’re brought to a very dark place full of possibilities of happiness but never shedding the permeating feeling of loneliness....

Adapted and performed by stage veteran Clayton Jevne, fans of Shakespeare and history may enjoy this solo play. Jevne has adapted his script from Robert Nye’s acclaimed novel. I haven’t seen the character of Falstaff on stage before nor read about him. By reputation, I believed him to be the charismatic, jovial, and bawdy mentor of the future King Henry V. In this production, Falstaff seems ordinary and perhaps it is partly his advanced age that has sapped the legendary character’s irrepressible life force.

The...

Going to see TJ Dawe’s first show at this year’s Fringe Festival, I had high expectations. He’s been Fringing almost as long as I’ve been alive and even though I’ve never seen any of his shows before, his name is one I long associated with the Fringe. Additionally, one of my favourite movies to come out in 2013, The F Word, was based on one of Dawe’s plays (one which you still have a chance to see on the 17th...

Every 29 years or so Saturn travels around the sun and returns to the same place in the sky that it was at the moment of your birth. The first Saturn Return is said to make the transition from youth to adulthood. The second return brings maturity to our lives. The third return is the transition to the wisdom of the golden years.

Nine women enter the stage one at a time and each shares her personal tale of transition, change, challenge and growth at the...

I love a good story, especially if it is artfully delivered. It was only natural that I would fall in love with The Wild Dog Waits On The Concrete Path. Written by and starring Nathan Howe, TWDWOTCP hooked me from its opening moments. Clever direction from Charlie Peters and simple, effective visuals by Brittany Lloyd make this a don’t-miss-it Fringe event.

Out to make a difference in the lives of his soon-to-be students, the naively optimistic new Principal takes us on his journey from...

Yes, Corrin Raymond ends this piece with a Prologue. It's appropriate, as it does feel like a beginning since Corrin has just taken his audience with him on a magical mystery tour of literature.

But this is no Literary class, although you might learn something about literature as he weaves us in and out of his love and passion for books and storytelling. Corrin delivers this 60-minute show standing almost in one spot. There is a stool with piles of books on it but he doesn’t sit as he has way too much to say in way too short a...

Comedy, Drama, Monologue, All Ages

I did not know what to expect and had no reference from any previous experiences from the RC Weslowski body of work, but after the show and thinking of what I just saw (or did it happen?), such expectations could have ruined this wonderfully tripped out time.

Weslowski takes his audience into a surreal story filled with coarse language and unrelenting sexual expressions that most people would feel uncomfortable to visualize let alone hear orally. His masterful spoken word skills amazed me as he scrambled words together that would otherwise never be in a sentence, created a visual in your...

The Wet Dream Catcher

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