Eye Magazine Cover Story!

Clockwise from top left:  Cara Gee, Rebecca Applebaum, Lauren Bride, Donna Maloney, Julia Lederer, Laura McCoy, Liz Peterson, Aurora Stewart de Pena, Nika Mistruzzi, Sochi Fried, Jolene Devoe, Monique Moses

Clockwise from top left: Cara Gee, Rebecca Applebaum, Lauren Bride, Donna Maloney, Julia Lederer, Laura McCoy, Liz Peterson, Nika Mistruzzi, Sochi Fried, Jolene Devoe, Monique Moses

This is the amazing cast of my Fringe show, 36 Little Plays About Hopeless Girls. They will be seen on the cover of Eye Weekly Magazine tomorrow. Aren’t they all so cute and interesting? Well, they sure are. I heart them lots.

Here’s an excerpt from the article:

Comprised of not 36 but 39 one- to two- minute plays, which run over the course of an hour (the dramaturge said that 36 had a better ring to it), the play has 13 local actresses making up a cast of bartenders, waitresses and negligent mothers with intersecting stories. They’re a Toronto indie-theatre-scene wish list, and include Lauren Bride, a curator for Trampoline Hall, Liz Peterson, who acts enigmatically in Alex Wolfson’s work, Rebecca Applebaum, who sang in the band Europe In Colour and game-show host Nicole Stamp. (“Nicole was nominated for a Genie,” she tells me. “She’s keeping us professional.”)

(Note from Nicole: For the record, I was not nominated for a Genie!!! This is a beautiful rumour that I should probably encourage, but unfortunately it’s just not the truth. I was once nominated for “Person who made the ugliest face in the ugly face contest”, but I only came second.)

With cardboard props and choreographed routines set to MIDI ring tones, 36 Plays is not only a great bang for your buck, but a DIY play inside a DIY festival. It’s the Fringe within the Fringe.

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