Tons of queer content
This year’s queer Fringe shows cover everything from coming out to the end of a long-term relationship.
Fort Isabel investigates what it’s like growing up different in rural Ontario (from July 3 at Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace).
Interested in meeting someone? MSM is a dance/theatre piece about online dating (from July 4 at Randolph Theatre), while VGL 5'4" Top humorously explores how sex can divide people rather than unite them (from July 4 at the Solo Room). Making Love With Espresso offers some surprising dating rules in the gay and Italian communities (from July 4 at Robert Gill Theatre).
Or relationships? In Spoon, things get rocky when one half of a couple insists on being the little wife to his partner (from July 3 at Glad Day Bookshop, 598A Yonge). Stealing Sam takes a look at “gay middle age” for a suddenly single man who loses his friend of 25 years (from July 4 at Helen Gardiner Phelan).
In terms of dyke drama (and comedy), Stop Kiss follows two women unexpectedly attracted to each other (from July 3 at Tarragon Mainspace), and in One Side Of An Ampersand, the return of a former lover forces a woman to consider her options (from July 3 at Randolph Theatre).
And you won’t get any more outrageous than the wonderfully titled God Is A Scottish Drag Queen (from July 5 at Factory Mainspace).
Dyke drama Stop Kiss should stop you in