MTL Fringe 2018: Sermo Scomber Theatre presents “Don’t Read the Comments”, a new immersive theatrical provocation on sexual encounters and consent

Featured 2018 St. Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival Production


From the creator of the award-winning Fringe hits Talk, Mackerel and In Memoriam, comes a new immersive theatrical provocation at the 2018 St-Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival.

Set at a TV talk show, Don’t Read the Comments delves into the “grey areas” of sexual encounters and consent. Through the dark art of clown and bouffon and the power of true storytelling, the show invites you to look into its warped mirror and confront what you see staring back.

About the Artist

After graduating from the Dome Theatre, the born-and- raised NDGer left for New York to study at the Experimental Theatre Wing at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Upon moving back to the Great White North, Sarah founded the Island Fringe Festival on P.E.I. Her show TALK, MACKEREL was nominated for four Montreal Fringe awards in 2013 and selected as part of the line-up for the Centaur’s 2014 Wildside Festival. Sarah’s site-specific musical IN MEMORIAM premiered at the 2014 Montreal Fringe. It was nominated for two awards, as well as named one of the top plays of 2014 by the Montreal Gazette. Sarah is currently creating her first documentary play through Crow’s Theatre in Toronto.


Photo: Sarah Segal-Lazar

The 2018 St. Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival presents
Sermo Scomber Theatre’s “Don’t Read the Comments”

Created and directed by Sarah Segal-Lazar, in collaboration with the cast
Featuring Cara Krisman, Gabe Maharjan, Joy Ross-Jones, Sarah Segal-Lazar & Dakota Jamal Wellman
Lighting design by Zoe Roux
Stage managed by HeatherEllen Strain
Assistant directed by Mahalia Golnosh Tahririha

Venue: Studio MMP
(10 des Pins W. #214, Montreal H2W 1P9)

Show times:
Wednesday, June 6 10 pm
Thursday, June 7 10 pm
Friday, June 8 9 pm
Saturday, June 9 9 pm
Sunday, June 10 9 pm
Wednesday, June 13 10 pm
Thursday, June 14 10 pm
Friday, June 15 9 pm
Saturday, June 16 9 pm
Sunday, June 17 9 pm

Admission: $10 (General)

Ages: 18+ | Language: English | Run time: 60 minutes | Latecomers: No

Tickets and Info: 514 849-FEST
https://montrealfringe.ca/organizer/dont-read-the-comments/

***This show contains mature language and content. Please be advised that the show deals with the subject of sexual assault.***

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