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Produced by


Presented by

The Toronto Fringe Festival

Creator: Duane Forrest


St. Stephen’s Community House


July 4th, 2018 – July 12th, 2018


A live album brought to life through compelling characters, storytelling, dance, and movement, Climb traces the familiar ups and downs of a relationship. Music blending bossa nova, jazz, reggae, and soul narrates the journey of Diego from a devastating breakup to meeting the captivating Mariela (, who is grappling with her own difficult past. Proceeds from the show support Forrest’s charity Genesis Community of the Arts, which offers free music and arts programming to marginalized youth in Central America. (


Dwain Murphy Diego
Sandra Aguilar Mariela
Dalton Amador Mariela’s father)
Jennalee Desjardins Past Mariela
Deney Forrest Performer
Miguel Khan Performer
Ria Aikat Performer

Creative Team

Duane Forrest Creator
Ins Choi Dramaturge