PUSHPINS

Bad Dog's signature improv comedy show!

PUSHPINS

Poster by Alyssa Jongsma! www.alyssajongsma.com

Poster by Alyssa Jongsma! www.alyssajongsma.com

Putting unscripted comedy on the map.


Tickets $10 students/$12 adult
Available online or at the box office before the show.

The team behind critical and audience favourite, Toronto, I Love You returns in March to present another signature Bad Dog show: Pushpins. Like Google street view come to life, Pushpins creates improvised landscapes on stage, fills them with characters and landmarks, and reveals the stories that make them unique. Smart and mischievous, Pushpins uses a simple audience suggestion to map out a comedic playground for some of Toronto's hottest improvisers to explore.

Bad Dog Artistic Director Julie Dumais Osborne began developing Pushpins seven years ago at a summer improv camp in British Columbia before refining it in Toronto, first with PROJECTproject, then with the Bad Dog Repertory Players.

"I love the interplay between people and place...the indelible effect they have on shaping each other's identities," says Dumais Osborne, "It feels particularly fitting that a show about imaginary human geography has now travelled across the country and is performed all over Canada." In the past year alone, Pushpins has been presented on stages in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Montreal and Halifax.

This Bad Dog production embodies the company’s talent for balancing absurdity with heart-felt honesty in long-form, unscripted comedy. Toronto audiences will recognize Bad Dog Repertory Players: Colin Munch (Punch Up), Anders Yates (Uncalled For), Paloma Nuñez (BDRP), Jess Bryson (HOOKUP), Craig Anderson (The Sunday Service), Lucy Hill (Toronto, I Love You), Dan Beirne (Dad Drives) as well as newcomers to the cast: Nicole Passmore (Benjamins - Vancouver), Nadine Djoury (The Weaker Vessels), and Jordan Moffatt (CRUSH improv - Ottawa)

Please email boxoffice@boddogtheatre.com for group reservations & inquiries.