Night Feed

TO Arts presents Best Of Fringe Toronto

Sunday July 21st – 12:00pm

Saturday July 27th – 12:00pm

Toronto Centre For The Arts Studio Theatre

Running time: 60mins // Recommended age: 14+

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From the co-creators of:

Snack Music (★★★★★ – CBC)


Fish Face (NNNNN – NOW Magazine)

The Last Man on Earth (“Best in Fest” winner in Edmonton)

Synopsis

As an exhausted new mother nurses in the dark of yet another night, her apartment comes to life; possessions possessed with the demons of fear, self-doubt and anxiety, a chorus of objects and body parts. You know, standard parenting stuff.

Fringe veterans-turned-mothers Sarah Joy Bennett and Ginette Mohr return to Toronto Fringe with CLUNK Puppet Lab, turning their brand of imaginative storytelling to tackle motherhood, injecting a healthy dose of the bizarre and surreal to make sense of “the most meaningful time of your life”.

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Press

Press

REVIEW: SARAH JOY BENNETT’S PLAY ABOUT AN EXHAUSTED MOM AND HER NEWBORN INFANT IS DEEPLY HONEST AND COMPELLING STORYTELLING – NNNNN

“This is deeply honest storytelling and the performers keep it profoundly compelling. Although the story will have specific meaning to people who have gone through this experience, it will also appeal universally to anyone who has endured the challenges of life-altering events. Rating: NNNNN

NOW MAGAZINE | July 7, 2019 – click to read full story

NIGHT FEED WINS OUTSTANDING OVERALL PRODUCTION AT OTTAWA FRINGE

“Canvas Sky Theatre’s NIGHT FEED capped off a successful run by being awarded Outstanding Overall Production at the 2019 Ottawa Fringe Festival closing ceremonies on Sunday night.”

broadwayworld.com | June 26, 2019 – click to read full story
REVIEW: NIGHT FEED A BEAUTIFUL COMMENTARY ON MODERN MOTHERHOOD

“The performance I attended elicited tears, laughs, and everything in between… Night Feed is a necessary piece of theatre that combats any misconceptions of puppets being only for young audiences.”

Capital Critics’ Circle | June 21, 2019 – click to read full review
INTERVIEW: SARAH JOY BENNETT EXAMINES THE ABSURDITY AND ISOLATION OF NEW MOTHERHOOD IN “NIGHT FEED”

“When Sarah Joy Bennett first became a mother, she was entirely unprepared for the amount of isolation that she suddenly felt. … It was in this dark head space—this middle-of-the-night, sleep-deprived state—that spawned the idea for Night Feed: A Puppet Play About Motherhood.”

She does the city | June 18, 2019 – click to read full interview
REVIEW: NIGHT FEED AT THE OTTAWA FRINGE

“Night Feed is masterfully done. … It’s a marvel how many challenges of early motherhood the three talented authors/actors—Sarah Joy Bennett, Ginette Mohr and Corinne Murray—have crammed into this 50-minute gem!”

apt613.com | June 16, 2019 – click to read full review

Resources

Not feeling emotionally well since becoming a parent? You’re not alone and support is available. Both the city of Toronto and the city of Ottawa offer a wide variety of support, depending on the severity of symptoms. Here a couple links to get you started. “Asking for support takes courage and is definitely not easy, but this is often the most important step in your recovery.”

City of Toronto guide (PDF)     ||     Family Services Ottawa MOMs group

Credits

Night Feed would not be possible without generous support from:

All photography by Dahlia Katz Photography unless otherwise listed