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12th June 2011

Toronto Fringe Play Actors Use Facebook For Character Development

The Mistress' Boyfriend Cast MembersThe actors starring in the July 2011 Toronto Fringe Festival production of The Mistress’ Boyfriend – an original play written by DeeJay Dayton – are putting their improv training to work – rather than using the stage to improvise they are using the online world to further develop their characters on Facebook.

The play is the story of a Southern Preacher who has re-written the Bible, his mischievous wife, an anarchist prostitute and her ex-con boyfriend.  Told in reverse order the play is filled with mystery and murder. Each of the actors have created a facebook page and all are interacting on their event page;  posting photos and videos and developing their relationships online. The idea for this character development was the brainchild of Artsy Fartsy PR who are doing publicity for the event.

Alexis Fakouri from Artsy Fartsy PR says: “We created this concept based on the idea that every one of us has an online and a real life persona. Increasingly, people interact more with each other online than they do in person – why should these characters be any different?”

The play is showing at Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace between July 7th and 15th, 2011.  The cast: Mandy May Cheetham, DeeJay Dayton, Amanda Petryschuk, and Oliver Georgiou and directed by Alan Bee – a comedic improviser, director and producer.

The Mistress’ Boyfriend – written by Deejay Dayton and presented by Quondam Dreams of Toronto

An imperious bible publisher, an aspiring anarchist, an ex-con and a woman who will do anything for a thrill get caught up in a whirlwind of deceptions, betrayals, sex games and murder in this darkly comic melodrama. how did it all come to this?

Director: Natasha Booner
Genre: Play, Comedy
Warning: Smoking, Gunshots, Nudity, Sexual Content, Graphic Violence, Mature Language
Show Runtime: 50 minutes

Show Times:

Thursday, July – 7 7:45 PM
Friday, July 8 – 8:15 PM
Sunday, July 10 – 1:00 PM
Monday, July 11 – 2:15 PM
Tuesday, July 12 – 6:45 PM
Wednesday, July 13 – 4:45 PM
Friday, July 15 – 1:45 PM
Saturday, July 16 – 9:45 PM


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