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Fables From Far Away Lands ()

Produced by

Merlene’s Impact Project

Presented by

The Toronto Fringe Festival

Playwright: Greg Carruthers
Creator: Greg Carruthers
Directors: Greg Carruthers and Emma Ferrante


The George Ignatieff Theatre


July 6th, 2017 – July 16th, 2017


Our heroine sets off on a quest of self-discovery and needs your help! Using traditional fables, original songs and silly characters, this show focuses on bullying, female empowerment and working together. Starring 11 year old Aviv Cohen, audiences young and old will relate to her journey. A friendly bookworm takes our protagonist to a fantastical land where anything is possible. Amongst catchy new songs and spectacular choreography this story will spark a discussion about how we interact with our peers. Join us in the Land of Fables! (Toronto Fringe Festival program)


Aviv Cohen Aviv
Brandon Knox Brandon, Tortoise, Mouse, Ant 2
Lindsay van der Grinten Boris the Bookworm, Ant 3
Alene Degian Hare, Lion, Ant 1

Creative Team

Greg Carruthers Playwright
Greg Carruthers Creator
Greg Carruthers Director
Emma Ferrante Director
Lindsay van der Grinten Composer
Allison Wither Composer
Mike Ross Music Director
Greg Carruthers Choreographer
Greg Carruthers Set Designer
Greg Carruthers Puppet Design
Mikael Kangas Lighting Designer
Glen McCann Sound Designer
Gillian Ashton Costume Designer
Gillian Ashton Prop Designer


Gillian Ashton Producer
Caitlyn Albanese Stage Manager
Joey Graff Assistant Stage Manager
David Carruthers Set Builder
Carol Carruthers Set Builder
Emily Carruthers Set Builder
Carol Carruthers Costume Assistant
Mavis McEwan Costume Assistant
Christine McEwan Costume Assistant
Emily Richardson Graphic Designer
Greg Carruthers Web Designer