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After the Beep ()

Presented by

The Toronto Fringe Festival

Playwright: Pamela Bethel
Director: Geoffrey Ewert


Tarragon Theatre – Extra Space


July 4th, 2019 – July 13th, 2019


Despite risking death by embarrassment, Pamela presses play on recordings from the answering machine she had as a 1990s teen. Part confessional, part show-and-tell, the voices – from BFFs to wrong numbers – tell the story of an under-supervised over-achiever. The story tracks her life from grades 9 to 12. She grows up quickly, living with her single dad whose own archivist tendencies probably explain why these tapes were never erased/burned. A timeless time capsule for anyone who was ever a teenager or answering machine owner. (


Pamela Bethel Performer

Creative Team

Pamela Bethel Playwright
Geoffrey Ewert Director
Andrew Bailey Dramaturge


Brian Linds Sound Advice
Carolyn Moon Sound Advice
Erin Macklem Design Consultant