Caws & Effect – Toronto Fringe 2015 Press Release

“Their large-­scale shadow puppetry is quirky and beautiful, like an early National Film Board animation performed live before your eyes.”

Caws and Effect - Chloe Ziner

Excerpted from press release:

Crows are re-­dreaming the world. Is the future all it’s cracked up to be?

Caws & Effect is a modern fable that explores the unexpected consequences that arise after a crow plants a magical seed. The story is told using handmade layered projections, puppetry, masks, and an original musical score. All aspects of the show are created and performed by two artists: Mind of a Snail’s Chloe Ziner & Jessica Gabriel. Their large-­scale shadow puppetry is quirky and beautiful, like an early National Film Board animation performed live before your eyes.

Mind of a Snail is a shadow puppetry duo currently based out of Vancouver B.C. Since 2003, Chloé Ziner and Jessica Gabriel have been developing a multilayered style of visual storytelling using overhead projectors as their main light source. They have created work for organizations such as Vancouver Art Gallery, Telus World of Science, Persephone Theatre (Saskatoon) and many more. They have also performed at theatre & arts festivals including Summerworks (Toronto), Winterlab (Victoria) & Fringe Festivals all across Canada.

Showtimes:

  • Fri July 3 ­10:30pm
  • Sat July 4 ­ 9:15pm
  • Sun July 5 ­ 8:45pm
  • Tue July 7 ­ 1:15pm
  • Wed July 8 ­ 12:00pm
  • Fri July 10 ­ 11:00pm
  • Sun July 12 ­ 3:30pm

Venue: Factory Theatre (125 Bathurst St)

Tickets for all Fringe productions are $10, $12 in advance. Tickets can be purchased online, by phone (416-966-1062, business hours only), in-person from the festival box office located in the parking lot behind Honest Ed’s, (481 Bloor West), or — if any remain — from the venue box office (cash-only), starting one hour before showtime.

The festival offers a range of money-saving passes for committed Fringers; see website for details.

Be advised that Fringe shows always start exactly on time, and latecomers are never admitted.

Photo by Chloe Ziner.

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