Where: Various venues across Toronto
When: July 6-17, 2022
Cost: Single Tickets $14. Multi-show Passes available. Can be purchased at FringeToronto.com
Details: The 34th Annual Toronto Fringe Festival will be live and in-person at 11 indoor venues across the city with 100 shows featuring drama, dance, comedy, musicals and solo shows. Audiences are invited to this Toronto summer tradition to explore an eclectic lineup of accessible theatre at an affordable price.
This year’s festival will also host free events and community activities at the popular Postscript Patio at the Tranzac Club including the Opening Day Parade on July 6, the Fringe Artist Cabaret on July 8, Youth Night on July 10 plus Kaeja d’Dance activations, buskers, comedy night, community BBQs and more!
Highlights from the 34th Annual Toronto Fringe include:
PRUDE at Tarragon Theatre Solo Room – By Lou Campbell
This hilarious and high-energy blend of stand-up and drag piece begins as a motivational talk by the King of the Party, there to show everyone ‘How to Have a Good Time’. Slowly, through lip-syncs and mortifying personal tales, they unravel onstage, digging into the complex experience of being an asexual in an (allo)sexual world.
Billy & The Dreamerz at Ada Slaight Hall – By Neil Alan Coombs and Grace Kosaka
Set in the UK of the 1980s, and starring Ma-Anne Dionisio, four young immigrants try to find their way in a white, working-class town. When they win a national music contest, they are awarded the ultimate prize – a tour of the USA. When tragedy strikes, Billy must choose between opportunity and obligation.
Whose Vagina Is It, Really? – Al Green Theatre, By Sandy Daley
Revenge is a dish best served cold, especially if it’s by some bible-thumping church ladies. These ladies, come hell or high water, will seek revenge on their womanizing pastor. Come for the laughs, leave with the power!
Critically Acclaimed Superhero Movie: An Improvised Superhero Movie – Native Earth’s Aki Studio, By Jessalyn Ferguson and Jimmer Lowe
You create the Hero. You make up the Villain. You imagine the Powers. You determine the fate of the show…and their universe.
TiBert le Voyageur – KidsFest at St. Vladimir Theatre, By Rob Mao
Join TiBert le Voyageur as he juggles, plays jaw harp and sings during an amazing, family friendly and interactive trek across Canada!
Meatball Séance – StreetCar Crownest Guloien Theatre, By John Michael
Did you hear John Michael has a new boyfriend? You and the beau are cordially invited to meet John Michael’s mom. But she’s deceased… So he’s gonna summon her from the dead by cooking her famous meatballs onstage! Yay! Wait, what?
Crazy Dave Goes to Town – Native Earth’s Aki Studio, By Daniel David Moses, based on memoir by Basil Johnston
Based on true events of David Mcleod: a young Indigenous man with Down Syndrome, who is mistaken for a Japanese soldier during WWII. The story explores the consequences of xenophobia in the past while reflecting on its endemic reverberations in the present.