T.O.’s big­gest theatre fes­ti­val is turn­ing 24, with a lineup of 155 shows that all want to be this year’s Kim’s Con­ve­nience (the huge hit that pre­emed last year). How to choose from among the come­dies, dra­mas, site-spe­cific ad­ven­tures, dance works and eve

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Last year Fringe or­ga­niz­ers took a dif­fer­ent ap­proach to se­lect­ing shows in non-tra­di­tional spa­ces. Com­pany pitches had to be as much about the per­form­ing space as the script.

This year there are 14 pro­duc­tions that would never fit un­der a theatre’s prosce­nium arch. You can catch That Boob

Show, the tale of a woman deal­ing with size, sex­i­ness and per­sonal places, staged amidst the in­ti­mate ap­parel at Se­crets from Your Sis­ter (from July 5); a ver­sion of Terry Pratch­ett’s Dis­c­world novel Mort set in U of T’s Univer­sity Col­lege quad­ran­gle (from July 7); and Tim

Crouch’s Eng­land, writ­ten to be per­formed in a gallery (401 Rich­mond’s Ur­banspace Gallery) and deal­ing with art, ar­chi­tec­ture and hu­man­ity (from July 5).

If you’re at the beer tent, check out Camp Schecky (from July 4 at Hon­est Ed’s park­ing lot), in which you can re­live your sum­mer ex­pe­ri­ences on an ac­tual camp bus, and Quan

tum Taxis (from July 4 at Hon­est Ed’s park­ing garage), in which driv­ers in two cabs in­ter­act with their cus­tomers.

Check into Camp Schecky with Nicki Gallo (left), Al­li­son Bren­nan, Troy Blun­dell and Steve Boleantu.

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