Upstream Downtown at the Toronto Fringe Festival @ St.Vladimir Institute - Toronto, Toronto [from 6 to 15 July]

Upstream Downtown at the Toronto Fringe Festival


97
6 - 15
July
18:45 - 17:30

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St.Vladimir Institute - Toronto
620 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5S 2H4
UPSTREAM DOWNTOWN at the The Toronto Fringe

Animacy Theatre Collective in co-production with Common Boots Theatre

TICKETS HERE: https://fringetoronto.com/festivals/fringe/event/upstream-downtown

Created and performed by Morgan Brie and Alexandra Simpson // Directed by Martha Ross // Choreographed by Alyssa Martin // Music Composition by Anders Azzopardi // Stage Management by Noa Katz // Percussion by Stefan Hegerat // Poster Design by Madeleine Tuer // Photography by Kathryn Hanson

After being evicted from their watery dwellings, Sojo and Beagle must play their very best “human” to survive in a world dominated by suits (not scales) – all the while searching for home, food, room (or reproductive!) mates, and a bit of multispecies’ love. Hiccups along the way include: a swim out of the water, a hook in the mouth, a pregnancy, and four cans of chatty salmon. A research-based, physical theatre play about salmon and humans finding home in Toronto. It loves humanity. It hates humanity. It's fishy.

Dates & Times:
Friday, July 6, 6:45 pm
Saturday, July 7, 1:45 pm
Sunday, July 8, 3:30 pm
Monday, July 9, 1:00pm (relaxed performance)
Wednesday, July 11, 7:30 pm
Thursday, July 12, 11:00 pm
Sunday, July 15, 4:30 pm

Location: St.Vladimir Institute — Toronto, 620 Spadina Ave, Toronto, Ontario

Show Length: 60 minutes

TICKETS HERE: https://fringetoronto.com/festivals/fringe/event/upstream-downtown

Created with the support of Celebration Barn Theater, Ontario Arts Council — Conseil des arts de l'Ontario, and Arts & Letters Club of Toronto.

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Find out more about us at animacytheatrecollective.com

ABOUT UPSTREAM DOWNTOWN
Upstream Downtown, is a research-based, clown/bouffon multimedia play exploring salmon-human relations in the Greater Toronto Area. The world is experienced through the bodies of two salmon-human hybrids, Sojo (short for sojourner) and Beagle (named after Darwin’s boat), who complicate perceived species/gender hierarchies. After being evicted from their watery dwellings, they must play “human” for their audience in order to survive in an anthropocentric and androcentric world – all the while searching for home, food, room(reproductive)mates, and acceptance. Upstream Downtown questions what we can learn about the concept of home and connection to place by looking at multispecies relations in an urban setting.
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