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Everyday Oppressions ()

Produced by

The Cheshire Unicorn

Presented by

The Toronto Fringe Festival

Creator: Melissa Major
Choreographer: Melissa Major


Factory Mainspace Theatre


July 2nd, 2015 – July 11th, 2015


A quirky, dark, and yet comedic performance similar to the tradition of Pina Bausch’s dance-theatre, exploring the unrelenting effects of discrimination in humanity due to intolerance of social nonconformity. Everyday Oppressions examines trends of prejudice through various stylistic movement such as alternative ballet and contemporary dance. (


Emily Andrews Performer
Hannah Jamal Performer
Mark Johnston Performer
David Klein Performer
Chelsea Leaman Performer
Willard Gillard Performer
Quinn Morris Performer
Tyler Pearse Performer
Wesley Tysdale Performer

Creative Team

Melissa Major Creator
Melissa Major Choreographer
Karissa Fyrrar Additional Choreography


Samantha Lewis Stage Manager
Lawrence Axmith Producer


Joey Morin Venue Technician
Jamie Monteiro Venue Technician
Michelle Ramsay Festival Lighting Designer