The Man On My Face – Toronto Fringe 2011 Press Release

From press release

Venue: Studio 976 Hair Salon; Located at 976 Bathurst Street (three blocks north of Bloor)

Written by Neil Cameron
Starring: Neil Cameron & Torquil Colbo
Directed by: Patrice Goodman & Nicole Stamp
“Mustache Song” Written by Jon Hoss
Costumes: Didi Psomopoulos

Show times:
July 7-9 at 7&8:15pm, July 10 at 2&3:30pm
July 14-16 at 7&8:15pm, July 17 at 2&3:30pm

Summary:
An awkward man child seeks refuge in a salon run by an angry Italian man. He has one simple request. Turn me into a man. The Man on My Face is a comedic look at what makes a man and the power of a really good mustache.

About the Show:
In creating the show, the team wanted to develop a piece that embodies everything that is great about the Fringe. The show features a unique environment in the form of a working salon; new talent (writer Neil Cameron), Fringe regulars (directors Patrice Goodman & Nicole Stamp) and established comedic talent (Torquil Colbo). The Man on My Face will offer audiences a unique perspective into what makes a man and the opportunity to see the Patron Saint Marco in the flesh (the patron saint of masculinity).

About the Creators:
Writer Neil Cameron was selected to perform for three consecutive years at Buddies in Bad Times annual cabaret “Where the Boys Are”. He has written a short film titled Silent Witness (Inside Out Film Festival) and performed a solo show titled My First Moustache at the Halifax Fringe Festival. The Coast newspaper said of the show “One of the funniest at this years Fringe Festival” and urged readers to “Buy a ticket and see if it strikes you the same way”. Other credits include The Popcorn Show (Toronto Fringe) and E.E. Cummings HIM (Glen Morris Studio Theatre)

Directors Patrice Goodman and Nicole Stamp are known best for their work in front of the camera and on stage. Patrice’s credits include a series regular role on the UPN series Platinum along with Principle roles on Playmakers, This is Wonderland and Being Erica. On the stage Patrice was last seen in the lead role of Belle in LKTYP’s Touch the Sky. Nicole Stamp is best known as the host of TVO’s Kids Live and Reach for the Top. Directing credits include Yapping Out Loud for Buddies in Bad Times Theatre and Better Parts at Summer Works.

Hailing from Newfoundland, Actor Torquil Colbo had the extreme pleasure of training with the CODCO team of Greg Thomey, Andy Jones, Cathy Jones, and Mary Walsh. Torquil was a recurring actor on The Ron James Show and has performed in numerous theatre productions back in his home town.


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