NNNN - "Thoughtful and creative" - Now Magazine
"A beautiful, immersive experience" - Toronto Star
*** BlogTO top pick for shows to see at Toronto Fringe!! ***
"Engaging, immersive storytelling and a bird-whispering love letter to mom... charming, poignant" - Life With More Cowbell
written/performed by Alex Eddington
co-directed/dramaturged by Tyler Seguin
co-directed by Andrew Gaboury
Before my mother died, she left me her life list –
a little silver book of bird sightings.
She challenged me to keep the list growing.
Now, a rare bird has been spotted near the Fringe.
Come help this fledgling birdwatcher find it!
Please dress for the weather…
and if you have binoculars, bring them!
Appearing at the Toronto Fringe Festival
June 30 to July 10, 2016
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12 performances only, between June 30 and July 10:
Thursday to Sunday – 7:30 pm | Saturday and Sunday matinees – 3:00 pm
LIFE LIST is a 75-minute show. No latecomers can be admitted.
Tickets $12.00 at the DOOR or in ADVANCE, starting June 9:
PHONE 416-966-1062 ONLINE at www.fringetoronto.com
IN PERSON at the Fringe Club (581 Bloor St. W.)
VENUE 20: Meet at Randolph Theatre box office (Lennox Ave at Bathurst)
NOTE: Please dress for walking outdoors in any weather. Life List runs rain or shine!
There will be some brief seating opportunities along the route; plan to walk for about 25 minutes total.
Everyone is welcome, birdwatchers and aviphobes alike.
If you’ve got binoculars, please bring them along (If you don't have any... I can lend you a pair)!
Alex Eddington is a Toronto-based theatre artist, musician and composer. Through his company Acky-Made, he has toured six of his own original plays on the Canadian Fringe festival circuit. His shows seek new intersections of music and theatre. Yarn (2013/2014) combined true stories with puppetry and live music, The Fugue Code (2007) was a “musicological comedy-thriller” about hidden codes in the music of J.S. Bach, while Old Growth (2008) was a story about two lost young artists, set around a musical ritual performed in honour of a fallen giant tree. In 2009 and 2010, Alex performed a unique new version of TJ Dawe's comic monologue Tired Clichés, directed by Laura Anne Harris (writer/performer of the Fringe hit Pitch Blond), featuring sleight-of-hand magic and quirky live sound design on toy instruments. He has studied clown and physical theatre with teachers including Francine Côté, Helen Donnelly, Jan Henderson, Adam Paolozza and John Turner.
As the 2008/09 Urjo Kareda Resident Artist at Tarragon Theatre, Alex created and workshopped a physical theatre play about a painting elephant – even using his trombone as a trunk – and was an apprentice to three professional sound designers.
Alex has composed music and sound design for theatre and dance productions across Canada, presented by Mile Zero Dance, The Works Art and Design Festival, the InterFEAR Festival, the Guelph Contemporary Dance Festival, Day of Delight, Thought for Food Productions and Tarragon Theatre. He has been a sound designer for several trans-Canadian Fringe touring productions.
Alex is an award-winning and prolific composer of concert music for both professional and young musicians, including recent commissions and performances by the Brantford and Mississauga Symphony Orchestras, Continuum Contemporary Music, the junctQín keyboard collective, violinist Conrad Chow, soprano Kristin Mueller-Heaslip, and the Suzuki String School of Guelph. His music for young performers includes Living Soul, which was performed by an ensemble of nearly 100 young string players at the River Run Centre in Guelph. Alex was the composer-in-residence of the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra from 2009 to 2012, and will be featured on their upcoming CD.
He is also a music and drama teacher, choral singer, arts administrator, and bird enthusiast.
Tyler previously worked with Acky-Made directing and dramaturging Yarn for both its Fringe tour in 2013 and the 2014 SummerWorks production.
Most recently, Tyler directed Sally Clark’s The Trial of Judith K. (adapted from Kafka) at Theatre Passe Muraille for Thought For Food Productions. His directing experience also includes Mourning Dove (Sudbury Theatre Centre, assistant director), the Canadian premiere of Vaclav Havel’s The Memo, The Cousins of Corsica and The Aleatory Project's Alberta tour (all for Thought For Food) as well as developing and directing educational entertainment for the Ontario Science Centre.
Tyler has been a part of many Fringe festivals and recent credits include The Assassination of Robert Ford (Best of Fringe) and his original TYA puppet show Handle With Care (NOW citation for outstanding design). His other experience includes apprenticing with the Old Trout Puppet Workshop on From Naughty to Nice (Best Animated Short - Calgary Film Festival).Tyler has also created physical theatre such as the ensemble piece i (Ottawa Fringe Best of Fest), and his site-specific production, Rearview – the only Toronto Fringe show to be taken down by the police.
Tyler is currently directing and co-producing the all-female Measure for Measure for the Thought For Food/16Endean Collective and will appear on stage this summer as part of the St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival.
You can visit Tyler Seguin online at tylerjseguin.com
(co-director and stage manager)
Andrew Gaboury is a multi-disciplinary artist, with roots in theatre, clown, playwriting and collective creation. Gaboury currently runs a field of crowns, a company dedicated to the collaborative development and facilitation of new multi-disciplinary performance projects and community-engaged initiatives. He is also one of the three co-Artistic Directors of hub14 art and performance works, an incorporated not-for-profit with charitable status supporting artists in the Queen West neighbourhood since 2004.
Recent credits: Performer in A Wake for Lost Time (SummerWorks Live Art Series, [elephants] collective); Dreamer in Off The Wall 2015 (Living Arts Centre Canada Day Celebrations, Frog in Hand Productions); MC in The Competition (Mississauga Waterfront Festival, Frog in Hand Productions); Maitre’d in Cafe Noisette (Guelph Dance Festival In the Park, Frog in Hand); Ernest in The Anger in Ernest & Ernestine (Off the Grid & Coffeehouse Theatre); Poet in Under Hill & Harbour (Body Brake 4.0 / Anandam Dancetheatre / Theatre Passe Muraille); White King in Checkmate (CSA Guelph Nooner Series, Frog in Hand); Longaville in Love’s Labours Lost (2014 Toronto Fringe, Shakespeare BASH’d); Bellhop Rutherford in As The Foo Turns (2014 Toronto Festival of Clowns, Foo Productions).