What's Up Weekend One: Fresh Meat 7 in Heaven

Fresh Meat 7 is coming up real fast. We’re so stoked about our new Pay-What-You-Choose Thursdays, our amazing lineup of shows, our scintillating hosts, and the amazing bevvies we’ve got to keep the good times flowing. Let’s get to it.

Pay-What-You-Choose Thursdays at Fresh Meat.

First off, we’ve changed things around a bit at this year’s festival. As part of our ongoing efforts to make Fresh Meat as accessible as possible, this year all tickets sold in-person at the door on Thursday nights will be Pay-What-You-Choose. That’s right, all of ‘em.

And it really is for you to choose. We want you to consciously decide what the ticket value is for you, and more importantly, what works for you. $20 General Admission and $15 Student tickets will still be available for Friday & Saturday nights.


Thursday October 11: APLOMBUSRHOMBUS (Madeleine Hall & Mitchel Rose)

Madeleine Hall & Mitchel Rose performing in  Folie  at Fresh Meat 6.

Madeleine Hall & Mitchel Rose performing in Folie at Fresh Meat 6.

Veterans of the Fresh Meat stage, the award-winning creators and performers of Ethel, Cardinal, Folie, “OH NO!” Said the Parrot, and more, Madeleine Hall & Mitchel Rose make up Aplombusrhombus. They company’s name is as difficult to spell as they are fun to watch.

They are both yogis, animal lovers, givers of great hugs, and have trained in the Lecoq and Gaullier method of clown, respectively. They can now add “Fresh Meat Hosts” to their long list of accolades, including Prix Rideau Award noms. No biggie.

Friday October 12: Jacqui Du Toit

Jacqui Du Toit is the Co-Owner of The Origin Arts and Community Centre and all-around amazing human

Jacqui Du Toit is the Co-Owner of The Origin Arts and Community Centre and all-around amazing human

Jacqui is a professional actress, storyteller, arts educator, and rad person. She is the Co-Owner of The Origin Arts and Community Centre. She performs theatre, dance and African storytelling with her company 8th Generation Storytelling, across Canada and South Africa. Seriously. How cool is she?

You may have caught Jacqui in Skeleton Key Theatre’s Swan River this fall, and she’ll be performing in the Great Canadian Theatre Company’s Drowning Girls in just a few weeks. We’re lucky to have her with us at Fresh Meat, and straight up amazed she found the time to come and host.

Saturday October 13: Toasted Theatre (Amanda Logan & Lauren Cauchy)

Pictured: Amanda Logan, Lauren Cauchy & Wine.

Pictured: Amanda Logan, Lauren Cauchy & Wine.

You might know them from their Fringe hits Chocolate Cake or Lauren & Amanda Do It. Or from their Fresh Meat creation Badges. Or their smashing Toasted Trivia Nights at LIVE! On Elgin. Point is you should know them. Toasted Theatre rules.

Co-Founders Amanda Logan & Lauren Cauchy will be joining us to help finish off Weekend 1 of the festival with a bang. Bring your chuckles, these two are always a hoot.

Bevvies: Dominion City Brewing Co. & KIN Vineyards

We’re so stoked to be serving up some local brews n’ vino at this year’s festival.


This year we’re back again with our old pals at the Dominion City Brewing Company, and our new pals at KIN Vineyards, at our festival bar.

Lineup: Weekend 1

And last but certainly not least, we’ve got our amazing Weekend 1 lineup.

From top to bottom, left to right our opening night performances are: Husk, created by Montana Adams, performed by Montana Adams and Emily Séguin, and directed by Robin Breiche; Happy to Be Here, written and performed by Maryse Fernandes; Beth-Anne, created by Monica Bradford-Lea and Nicholas Leno; Centripetal Force, written and directed by Hayley Dennis, and performed by Emma Hickey and Matt Hertendy; Olive, created and performed by Sarah Haley; and [closeted] created and performed by Caterina Fiorindi in the Little Black Box.

More information on all these shows, and much more, can be found on our website.

Fresh Meat 7 Weekend One runs Thursday October 11 - Saturday October 13, and we'll be back the next weekend, too.

Tickets available online and at the door. Doors at 7, shows at 7:30.


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