Cory Thibert and Tony Adams come to Montreal Fringe with their latest coming-of-age-bromance-break-up romp
A flexible writer is a sane writer. Ergo, a flexible script is a grounded script.
New pieces are best if they remain flexible, impressionable, excitable and, importantly, honest. For better or for worse, writers who trust themselves are writers well-written. Cory Thibert and Tony Adams are two such writers.
In Wolves>Boys, Thibert and Adams bring a script to stage with an incredible awareness of its fluidity. As they chronicle the best-friendship between two young men, they take the script from one evening to the next, testing waters, throwing out new edits, new ideas, small things enmeshed into their already solid script. This, I believe, is what the Fringe is about. Keep your work in development and it will grow. Growth is what audiences watch for. There is nothing more strange, chaotic and entertaining than artistic growth especially, as in this piece, when it's decorated with wit, humour and tenderness. Though fluvial, the piece is hardly turbulently crafted. Wolves > Boys has already won Outstanding Duo at the 2012 Ottawa Fringe and garnered a third Prix Rideau Award nomination for Outstanding New Creation. In 2013, both Thibert and Adams were nominated for the Emerging Artist Award by the Prix Rideau Awards jury for writing/performing in the exact same show. This is a polished piece but, with humility, they focus on "the live-ness of the audience" thereby allowing themselves to be affected by new people every night. We like that they're making a mess. And you'll hardly notice.
Thibert and Adams joined forces and founded Maycan Theatre in 2009. The spontaneity of their works excites us and their youthful, vandal, come-what-may, casual type of subject matter paired with a fantastic use of the medium has made them one of our Montreal Fringe picks for this year.
Wolves>Boys has six performances in the Montreal Fringe: June 14-15; June 17-18; June 21-22. Tickets are on sale now! Click the link below for more information.
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