Exciting news!

Finally, something that warrants a post! I’ll be directing a show at the Hamilton Fringe Fest this summer! My friend Andrew Gaboury is super talented playwright and performer who put together a short, wonderfully lyrical, one-man show called totem. that will presented at the James North Studio gallery. We’re hoping to make it pretty movement-heavy—hence the involvement of yours truly—and very stripped down in terms of staging. We’ve got such a clean, open space to work in, we don’t want to spoil it. A body’s really all you ever need, right?

See the press release here:

 fringe logoFor Immediate Release: June 17th, 2013

Media Contact: Andrew Gaboury

Phone: 647-404-2994

http://afieldofcrowns.wordpress.com

a field of crowns debuts its premier production, “totem.” at the 2013 Hamilton Fringe Festival’s Gallery Mini-Series

a field of crowns is excited to bring its debut performance to the Hamilton Fringe Festival’s inaugural Gallery Mini-Series. totem. draws inspiration from the tempestuous active-narration inherent in stream-of-conscious style writing, as well as the lyricality of spoken-word poetry performance. In the endeavor of theatricality, writer/performer Andrew Gaboury and director Kallee Lins have embraced physical theatre and dance to help punctuate the world of the piece and emotional journey therein.

a field of crowns is the brand of Toronto-based theatre artist Andrew Gaboury. totem. marks the first step of taking a field of crowns from a screen-name and website to a producing theatre company. totem. is a collaboration between performer/playwright Andrew Gaboury (who recently appeared as Giles in The Mousetrap at the Lower Ossington Theatre, and as Borachio in Much Ado About Nothing at the 2013 Toronto Fringe) and director Kallee Lins (who will be pursuing her PhD on “the body in performance as a means of theorizing the socio-political world” this fall at York University). Andrew and Kallee are artists interested in working in cross-disciplinary platforms; Andrew working mainly in lyrical wordplay and physical movement and Kallee focused on the possibilities of performance art and dance. Together, they are both excited by the animation of space and presenting performance in non-traditional venues.

totem. is an exploration of one man’s emotional, mental landscape as he confronts his crumbling relationship and is presented with a surreal manifestation of his ideals. It plays at the James North Studio Gallery from July 19th – 21st.

totem.

at the Hamilton Fringe Festival Gallery Mini-Series

Written and Performed by Andrew Gaboury

Directed by Kallee Lins

James North Studio – 328 James Street North, Hamilton ON

Friday, July 19th – 7:30pm

Friday, July 19th – 9:00pm

Saturday, July 20th – 4:30pm

Saturday, July 20th – 7:45pm

Saturday, July 20th – 9:15pm

Sunday, July 21st – 3:45pm

Sunday, July 21st – 5:15pm

Sunday, July 21st – 8:30pm

 Tickets: $8.00 (with a $4.00 Fringe Backer button required)

For Advance Online Tickets: www.hamiltonfringe.ca/tickets

Approximately 20 minutes

LATECOMERS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED