Monica vs. The Internet – Toronto Fringe 2019 Press Release

From Press Release

RAGE SWEATER THEATRE PRODUCTIONS in association with the TORONTO FRINGE FESTIVAL

MONICA VS. THE INTERNET: TALES OF A SOCIAL JUSTICE WARRIOR

One Filipina. Thousands of racist internet trolls. One deep
dive into the comment section.

This is Monica vs. The Internet.

“[Monica Ogden] is the worst looking asian I ever saw. Filipinas are supposed to look hot, not feminist.” – Troll

From award winning storyteller and accidental comedian Monica Ogden comes a show that sheds light on activism in the age of the internet, mixed-race identity, and why white feminism is like Lays chips.

Pick of the Fringe WINNER – Bravest Show Victoria Fringe Festival 2017

“ SHARP, INCISIVE, FUNNY, WELL-CONSTRUCTED, AND DEVASTATING ” – Janis La Couvée

An all new version of the sellout show Monica vs. The Internet: Tales of a Social Justice Warrior from KP Thomas ( 2016 Youth Poet Laureate of Victoria, 2015 Youth Slam Champion, Victoria African & Caribbean Cultural Society Recognition Award Recipient ) and Monica Ogden (Guest Panelist at Emerald City Comic Con , Geek Girl Con , Outstanding Ensemble Pick of the Fringe WINNER – Victoria Fringe Festival 2016).

From Lilang’s immigration (Grandma in Illocano), her mother’s rise to stardom as Miss Kapuskasing, to navigating racist internet comments as a feminist YouTuber, Monica finds herself in the reality of intergenerational trauma, and coming to terms with how it affects the lives of the Filipina women who raised her. Monica vs. The Internet is a multi-media storytelling/stand-up show that will leave you in tears, both the laughy kind and the heart ones.

After winning the Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals lottery, Rage Sweater Theatre Productions, a company of artists who belong to queer, Black, Filipinx, non-binary, disabled, communities of colour, are embarking on a six city tour to share and lift up underrepresented voices. #FringeofColour #FilipinxFringe

RAGE SWEATER THEATRE PRODUCTIONS in association with the TORONTO FRINGE FESTIVAL

MONICA VS. THE INTERNET: TALES OF A SOCIAL JUSTICE WARRIOR

Directed by KP Productions
Written and Performed by Monica Ogden
Tarragon Theatre Solo Room (30 Bridgman Ave, Toronto, Canada)
Wed July 3, 6:30pm, Fri July 5, 10:00pm, Sat July 6, 3:15pm, Sun July 7, 6:45pm, Tues July 9, 5:00pm, Thurs July 11, 8:00pm, Fri July 12, 5:15pm, Sat July 13, 1:30pm

No latecomer seating
Purchase tickets online: fringetoronto.com
By Phone: 416-966-1062
In Person: During the festival at POSTSCRIPT, the patio at the Toronto Fringe. Located in the Hockey
Rink at 275 Bathurst Street (Dundas + Bathurst).

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