Loose Leaf Theatre Company's Me With You Play PreviewThis upcoming week is pretty exciting. Not only is it Canada Day on Wednesday but The Toronto Fringe Festival also starts its 12 day run on Wednesday. I always loved The Toronto Fringe Festival - it's fun, sometimes a little crazy, and has a great line up of amazing theatre and dance shows I can see for just $10 each!
There are so many fabulous shows to see, I want to introduce you to an amazing show by the newly formed Loose Leaf Theatre Company called Me With You.
Founded by Myrthin Stagg and Oliver Georgiou, Loose Leaf Theatre Company is a devised theatre company which means they are a collaborative theatre collective which uses stories and insights from the community, acquired through interviews and conversations, as a springboard for creation.
For Loose Leaf's latest project debuting at Fringe, Stagg and Georgiou interviewed both people and siblings of people who are living with a mental illness. From there, the play constantly evolved and changed throughout the writing and rehearsal process. Me With You is not just a play but a piece of electric physical theatre, choreographed by Britanny LaRusic and original music scored by Elloitt Loran, who will be performing it live on stage during the peformance. Me With You is an exciting and important piece of theatrical art that should not be missed!
What makes Me With You so special is that not only does it shine a light on a very important issue like mental health, a very dear and personal issue for me (which is why I have been working with Loose Leaf Theatre Company as their Social Media Manager), but all the profits from all of Me With You's shows go to support the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto. They are the only theatre company performing at The Toronto Fringe Festival to be donating all their profits. That's amazing! To buy tickets and find out show times, please visit their page on The Toronto Fringe Festival site and for more information on Loose Leaf Theatre Company please visit their Facebook page. And don't forget to come say hi during the festival, we would love to chat!
P.s!: They are performing at the historic Factory Theatre (studio), which was the first theatre company in Canada to produce only Canadian plays!
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