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Lighters in the Air ()

Produced by

Dive Bar Theatre

Presented by

The Toronto Fringe Festival

Playwright: Kris Hagen
Director: Kris Hagen


The Monarch Tavern


July 4th, 2018 – July 15th, 2018


A musician named Leo returns to his former hangout, The Empty, a dive bar where the mic is always open. With the help of old friends, a lost love, and The Empty’s newest off-beat barflies, Leo rediscovers his passion for the music he left behind.

A play about artistic integrity, unfulfilled expectations, nostalgia, romance, and an uncertain future, the show features live performances of original songs. An open mic scene includes different guest musicians and standup comics every night, making each show a unique experience. (


Natalia Bushnik Bea
Belinda Corpuz Clair
Cody Crain Snake
Anna Douglas Stacy
Raechel Fisher Tiff
Olaf Sham Wheels
Amanda Silcoff Chris
Taylor Whittaker Benji
Kris Hagen Leo

Creative Team

Kris Hagen Playwright
Kris Hagen Director
Kris Hagen Composer
Steven Holmberg Assistant Director
Kristen MacCulloch Assistant Director
Sarah Delignies Set Designer
Sarah Delignies Wardrobe


Jordan Paul Guitar
Dylan Bailey Drums


Laura Moniz Stage Manager
Victoria Laberge Publicist
Laura Tremblay Associate Producer