David James Brock

playwright, poet, librettist

David James Brock is a Canadian playwright, poet and librettist. Author of poetry collection, Everyone is CO2. Librettist for Scottish pub opera, The Sloans Project. Co-creator of Breath Cycle, an opera for cystic fibrosis.

Toronto Fringe Festival: Centre of the Universe

I love Fringe Festivals. Be it my first Fringe Festival in 2006 in Victoria or last summer with the Sloans Project at the Edinburgh Fringe, they make me happy.

Out front of the Scottish Arts Club for the opening of the Sloans Project at the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe festival.

Out front of the Scottish Arts Club for the opening of the Sloans Project at the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe festival.

My play Centre of the Universe opens at the Toronto Fringe on Wednesday, July 2 and runs until Sunday, July 13. It’s a site-specific show, and there are 14 chances to see it (except opening night, which is sold out!).

Image design by Mathew Borrett

Image design by Mathew Borrett

Synopsis: The CN Tower has collapsed after an organized attack on Toronto. Four people who were in a bar when the attack happened have been cut off from the rest of the world. The last communication they received: stay indoors. Wondering who would attack the city—and why—four people contemplate survival, sex, death, and the lives they no longer have.

Location: Labyrinth Lounge, 298 Brunswick Ave

Buy tickets in advance on the Fringe Toronto website.

By: David James Brock
Company: Theatre Lab
Director: Omar Hady
Cast: Alexis Hancey, Michael Orlando, Mark Paci, Lea Russell, Amy Marie Wallace
Sound Designer: Gordon Hyland
Media Designer: Sam McLellan
Producer: Sigrid Velis

Age range: 19+
Warnings: Sexual Content, Mature Language

Show times:
Wednesday, July 2 at 7-8 PM
Thursday, July 3 at 7-8 PM
Friday, July 4 at 7-8 PM
Saturday, July 5 at 4-5 PM and 7-8 PM
Sunday, July 6 at 4-5 PM and 7-8 PM
Monday, July 7 at 7-8 PM
Tuesday, July 8 at 7-8 PM
Wednesday, July 9 at 7-8 PM
Thursday, July 10 at 7-8 PM
Friday, July 11 at 7-8 PM
Saturday, July 12 at 4-5 PM and 7-8 PM
Sunday, July 13 at 4-5 PM and 7-8 PM