All posts by Madeleine Copp

Madeleine Copp saw her first show when she was four years old and it was love at first sight. She pursued a bachelor’s in theatre production and design and English literature, culminating in a love for flexible, innovative, and diverse theatre artists that challenge all our preconceived notions of the stage. Her thesis, Printed Voices: Women, Print, and Performance pushed for new interpretations of closet drama from the early modern to modern period in the hopes of seeing more female playwrights included in the performance canon. Since graduating, Madeleine continues to seek out unexpected, startling, and challenging works that leave her angry, speechless, and wonderfully confused.

In the Trenches: A Double Feature (That Dog Was A Band Now) 2016 Toronto Fringe Review

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A two-in-one show of slapstick followed by Commedia dell’Arte, In The Trenches: A Double Feature by That Dog Was a Band Now, is a physical romp about war and love. It is playing at the Tarragon Theatre Mainspace as part of the 2016 Toronto Fringe Festival.

Slapstick doesn’t always land well, but this show mostly hits the mark. Continue reading In the Trenches: A Double Feature (That Dog Was A Band Now) 2016 Toronto Fringe Review

Lyricas Presents: Creature Slaying in the Key of G (Lyricas) 2016 Toronto Fringe Review

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Who are you going to call when you need an exorcist? Why, the rock duo Lyricas, of course! LYRICAS Presents: Creature Slaying in the Key of G by Lyricas, is playing at the Helen Gardiner Phelan Playhouse as part of the 2016 Toronto Fringe Festival.

Sadly, this rock comedy show in its battle against evil has some demons of its own to defeat before I’d recommend checking it out.

Continue reading Lyricas Presents: Creature Slaying in the Key of G (Lyricas) 2016 Toronto Fringe Review