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The Joy of Sax ()

Produced by

Flash in the Deadpan

Presented by

The Toronto Fringe Festival

Playwright: Tim Phillips
Director: Tim Phillips


Theatre Passe Muraille Mainspace


July 5th, 2018 – July 15th, 2018


In the new genre of saxploitation comedy, an aspiring musician makes spectators euphoric by playing the saxophone and quickly finds his talent exploited by a shameless agent, an obsessive landlord, and a diverse collection of insatiable fans. (


Alex Cameron Nose-Picking Homeless Person / Young Doctor /TV Theme Song / Young Man with Thick Glasses / Junkie / Jazz Hands Fan / Stage Announcer
Derek Chan Music Student with Didgeridoo / Store Owner / Waiter / Harmonica Rocker / Security Guard
Heather Ferguson Mother / Prostitute / Baton Twirler / Radio Announcer
Cam Parkes Luke / Duke
Ted Powers Father / Trick / Eccentric Husband
Jason Reilly Priest / Landlord
Kelly Seo Music Student / Young Wife / Lily
Lex Stultz Kal / Agent
Kimberley Wells Music Teacher / Young Woman with Thick Glasses / Business Woman / Podcast Host
Blair Woodward Belching Homeless Person / Burlesque Dancer / Eccentric Wife / Wide-Eyed Fan

Creative Team

Tim Phillips Playwright
Tim Phillips Director
Kaho Koda Lighting Designer
Milena Fera Sound Designer
Sandra Otter Props
Sandra Otter Costumes


Milena Fera Stage Manager
Kaho Koda Production Manager
Shawn Rocheleau Assistant Stage Manager
Alexander Franks Producer
Sandra Otter Producer
Tim Phillips Producer


Joey Morin Venue Technician
Ellen MacKay Venue Technician
David Fisher Venue Technician
David Fisher Festival Lighting Designer