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Operation Sunshine ()

Produced by

Jennifer McKinley

Presented by

The Toronto Fringe Festival

Playwright: Jennifer McKinley
Director: Clara McBride


St. Vladimir’s Theatre


July 7th, 2017 – July 15th, 2017


Toronto, 2014. I stripped and rescued 179 women from the dank bathroom walls in the basement of my childhood home. The SUNshine Girls, models who posed for the Toronto SUN newspaper from 1988-1991, and their reverse news articles come to life. They provide the catalyst for true and fictional stories about the objectification of women, children in peril and gender-based violence. Experience a bygone era of Toronto as a child of the city navigates sites of danger in this dark comedy and coming-of-age story. (Toronto Fringe Festival program)


Jennifer McKinley Performer

Creative Team

Jennifer McKinley Playwright
Clara McBride Director
Carolyn Zapf Dramaturg
Christian Donadel Sound Designer
Christian Donadel Composer
Joe Pagnan Set Designer
Joe Pagnan Lighting Designer


Helin Gungoren Stage Manager
James Turrell Carpenter
Lana Missen Photographer
Ilene Sova Marketing
Natalia Garcia-Alvarez Graphic Designer